FT IBD superdays at Evercore/Greenhill/Houlihan Lokey/Lazard

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I would like to find out how superdays at Evercore/GHL/HL/LAZ look like. I am specifically interested in M&A industry groups, especially: Healthcare, Consumer Products and Industrials for offices in NYC, Chicago and Minneapolis.

1. Which firms give accounting/valuation tests?

2. If you've taken such test, could you please share what kind of questions were asked and what level of accounting/valuation would I have to know. (I assume they are standardized?)

3. What's the structure of superday? 6 x 30 minutes with Associates, VPs and MDs of each group?

4. Overall do you get to meet other candidates as at BBs or it's more 1-on-1 experience?

I would really appreciate any input. I will throw SBs at the best contributors.

Comments (10)

Oct 4, 2013

I'm pretty sure Houlihan is the only firm to give out finance/accounting tests. Macquarie is known for a reasoning test.

Superday structure is pretty standard no matter what bank. 4-6 interviews. HL tends to be 1v1, whereas Evercore and GHL might 2v1 you. Not sure about Laz.

A lot of boutiques host Superdays that are school specific (or to a set of schools), but you might still seem them waiting in the main area.

Oct 4, 2013

any info on the HL accounting tests? How would you prepare for something like that if you don't really have much of an accounting background?


Oct 4, 2013

Thank you very much @Sav +SB for you
Did you ever take that finance/accounting test at HL? I was wondering what level of accounting/valuation background is expected?

Oct 5, 2013

BUMP, anyone else interviewed with these banks?

Oct 6, 2013

BUMP, anyone else interviewed with these banks?

Oct 6, 2013

dude i don't understand why you're being so crazy about this. superdays are pretty similar across the board.
in regards to some your specific questions,
1. as far as i know, for non-lateral hires, HL is the only one that has a written finance/modeling test. My friend took their test, and he said it was very accounting mechanics heavy.
3. Superday structures are at minimum 3-4 interviews and will mostly be a middle/senior guys; senior guys have the most power. regarding 1 v 1 or 2 v 1 you never know. they could have meant to have you do a 2 v 1 and then have one of your interviewers get called away due to a fire drill.
4. You'll see other candidates before your interviews start when you sit in the reception area. After that, you'll probably be shuttled in and out of conference rooms/offices and not see them again.

chill mang.

Oct 6, 2013

Thank you @kidflash I really appreciate your input. +SB for you.

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Oct 6, 2013

Good luck with your interviews, though. Hope FT recruiting works out better for you than it did for me.

Oct 6, 2013

Thanks @kidflash I will need all the luck out there to do well. I hope it will get better for you? Are you done with all interviews?

Aug 14, 2014