DC Advisory vs. Commerzbank, both M&A internship Frankfurt

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Hi guys,

What do you think would be the better choice?
Especially when it comes down to getting more internships/graduate programs at BBs/top boutiques?


Comments (8)

Jan 17, 2015


Jan 17, 2015

I'd go with DC
Didn't work or interview with either firms but speaking from insights from friends/professionals. DC should also have better connected MDs and directors for future internship referrals

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Jan 19, 2015

From what I hear DC have a good working environment and atmosphere, particularly for people new to the industry. No working interns until the middle of the night and all through weekends.

Jan 19, 2015

If you're interested in sticking with M&A and want to explore future options outside of Frankfurt, go with DC. Commerzbank is scaling back their London M&A right now, which I think is the only place aside from Frankfurt they have a full M&A team. That being said, if you want to stay in Frankfurt long term, then go with Commerzbank.

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Dec 5, 2015

Commerzbank have a strong mittlestand business in Frankfurt and would be the better choice if German M&A is your long term ambition. Ironically, a couple London M&A guys moved to DC last year, make of that what you wish.

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Dec 5, 2015

CB sits on their large balance sheet and corporate banking business. Strong name in Germany and okay in London.

Jan 12, 2016

Echoing NTinNY, while they do have a strong name in Germany, I'd go as far as to say that the brand name is relatively non-existent in London. You could sell it if you really stretched but I'd recommend the former.

Jan 18, 2016