Comments (62)

Aug 31, 2009

You haven't heard of them because they are like 2 months old and all of those deals are from their previous employers.

Aug 31, 2009

A guy I know is interning there right now, says he likes it a lot. A lot of client interaction.

Dec 2, 2009

i think it's a worthwhile endeavor, but will be tough to scale without a balance sheet or good capital markets efforts on the project side...

Dec 2, 2009

Looks like they haven't done anything yet, but Jeff McDermott was Ken Moelis' protege at UBS LA. Considering that the renewable energy banking space is nascent/barely existent, I think they are very well positioned for growth.

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- Fat Tire Amber Ale

Oct 30, 2018

He seems pretty legit

Dec 7, 2009

I'm all for enterprenuralism but I'm getting sick of the green stuff.. Kudos to these guys for starting something new. Not sure I'd of gone with a name that didn't allow for a rebrand if the green thing doesn't work out. Good luck.

Sep 10, 2018

That name recognition does make sense

Oct 4, 2011

It's been two years since their establishment. Does anyone have any new insight or experience to tell about this firm? It seems like they have only done a handful of lower-MM deals since then. What do you guys think of the firm? Will it go anywhere?

Dec 8, 2011

Also interested in hearing about these guys.

I recently interacted with a few analysts from Greentech.. not the most impressive people. Way more into the aesthetic of being a sweet i-banker/being able to snap up a 5k/mo apartment than the work to be done. I guess I'm guilty of the same, but I try to avoid it when other people need my attention/focus. Smart, competent, efficient enough, but they need to get over how awesome they think they are.

Also, apparently all of that green shit is a joke inside the firm, at least with analysts.

Oct 4, 2011

Also interested in hearing about these guys.

Nov 11, 2012

Guess as the past summer intern there, I could tell more than anyone here: GCA is a great place, everyone is so nice - but the downside of this is you never gonna learn much because everyone is just so tolerant to your stupidity. It is not true that the pay is lower than street standard - rumor is, and chances are, the lowest paid analyst took 80k bonus home yr 2012, which is impossible at any BBs. The caveats for such a great place is: you have to be good, or otherwise you would be just like me - not getting a return offer (they only converted 1 guy at NY office this year, while taking 5 interns at US). Hope this helps

Oct 24, 2014

haha no.

Mar 13, 2014


Feb 27, 2014

From my interactions with them, they seem to be pretty busy. Summer interns seem to have 60/40 in terms of pitch/live work. Most of their deals are very small, but I can tell you that they are a great bunch of people.

"Try and fail, but don't fail to try"

Dec 17, 2014

I have an interview here. I am interested in energy. Although a very niche sector, I thought there was potential here. Does a place like this pigeon hole you as far as looking to expand. Right now I like healthcare and traditional energy gas and oil. Just want to make sure I'm not making a move into the wrong direction.

Dec 18, 2014

GCA have very little M&A transaction experience, about 15-20 closed deals. Maybe they are stronger with financing, ECM, fairness opinions etc.

Jan 13, 2015

Bump...any more insight to the firm, or anyone receive SA offers yet?

Feb 2, 2015

I have an interview there this week for an internship...could anybody tell me what kind of things come up and there experiences. Thanks!!

Feb 12, 2015

Has anyone recently interviewed here/heard back yet?

May 10, 2015

Can anyone provide additional insight into this firm? Compensation / potential exit opps?

May 14, 2015

No insight on it but headhunters have brought this opp up to me sporadically since Oct / Nov of last year.

May 17, 2015

Thanks for your response! So in other words buy-side (private equity?) headhunters are interested in recruiting analysts from GCA? Are they typically from lower-MM funds?

Jun 5, 2015


Jun 5, 2015

Seems like a potentially good opportunity depending on what else you have.

Jul 2, 2015

Can confirm. HH are also hitting me up for this lateral.

Jul 2, 2015

Also very interested in these guys (as well as other shops like Thinkgreen).

Jul 2, 2015

Fantastic group of people. Everyone in the office is very relaxed, but work very hard. Associates/VPs are very open to questions (I sat next to an associate & analyst and in front of a VP) and willing to make sure you know what you're doing. Also mindful of making sure you aren't burned out. Great place to work if you are interested in sustainability/cleantech. I even got drinks with the Managing Partner and he was very interested in making sure I was getting the most out of my summer.

Source: worked there this summer

Jul 2, 2015

Hey GoBears94,

What can we expect for interviews? I just got a second round with GCA and I'm curious to know what it will be like since I can't find much stuff online.

Also, how many summer analysts were there this summer?

Jul 2, 2015

also interested, if anyone could share more thoughts on greentech!

Jul 2, 2015

BUMP I'm curious as well. Any insight?

Jul 2, 2015


Jul 2, 2015

Friendly team, decent deal flow, good comp. Very solid place

1st Year Analyst - 70k Base (bumped to 85k base) / 55-75k Bonus
1st Year Associate - 125k Base / 100k-175k Bonus

Jul 2, 2015

also interested! do they do a lot of M&A/live deals?

Jul 2, 2015

Moose - I've got it. Please email me: [email protected]

Dec 15, 2016

Has anyone heard back from GCA this year after the superday for summer internship?

Aug 12, 2017

How do you apply to GCA? Dont see any posting on their website or anything?

Nov 30, 2017

have you found out yet?

Nov 30, 2017

I heard that GCA filled all of their positions with summer interns this year and didn't do FT recruiting. Anyone else hear differently?

Jan 17, 2018

Has Anyone interviewed for post MBA roles with Greentech recently and heard back?

May 19, 2018

They are very actively hiring - currently looking to bring on 6-8 associates in NY and SF combined.

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Oct 8, 2018

I was just offered a Summer Analyst Role here - went through 2 technical screens, and a pretty intense Superday. Let me know if anyone is interested in talking more. Sf office, from target West Coast School.

Oct 11, 2018

I have a coffee chat with someone in the NYC office and hopefully interviews after that. Just wanted to know what your experience was like interviewing at the firm.

Oct 25, 2018

How did you apply?

Oct 30, 2018

On-Campus Recruiting

Oct 25, 2018

how did you apply? They don't recruit at my school. Thanks!

Oct 26, 2018

They do On Campus recruiting .. r u at Stanford in Palo Alto?

Oct 11, 2018

Covington out of Boston kills it. Focused on Healthcare.


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Sep 3, 2019

Any updated info on the firm? Exits opps, culture, etc?

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Sep 28, 2019

Not sure about the culture but took a quick look on LinkedIn and see the following from the first few pages from the last 2 years:

IB still - Centerview, Macquarie, CIBC
Corp - Twitter, Tesla
PE - Warburg Pincus, Carlyle, CPPIB, GS SSG, GSAM

Actually surprised at how strong the buy-side opps have been but it should be caveated that it seems all of them are on the energy/infrastructure side, so if that's something you're looking to do, then Greentech might be a hidden gem. I'm not sure if even BB groups for P&U place this well, considering how little analysts Greentech shows like a handful for the NY and SF offices

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Sep 28, 2019

Heard from an intern in the NY office that it's a total sweatshop with a crazy culture. Most junior members are there until 3 or 4am working on things because their MDs tell them there's a pitch the next day. They also pitch for many things that they know they have little chance of getting.

Apparently, everyone at the junior level is blatantly trying to leave with many people having networking or recruiting meetings with people in the coffee shop next door. Apparently, one of the analysts that recently left went to Carlyle after just one year as an analyst.

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Sep 28, 2019

Anyone know wha the interview process is like with this firm? I have a technical screen coming up. Would the 400 Question Guide and Rosenbaum's textbook be enough for the technical aspect? Or should I expect heavy technicals specifically for clean tech IB

Sep 29, 2019

Depends on SF vs NY office. NY office is standard basic technicals found in the guides you mentioned. I heard SF could be slightly harder. Also I'm assuming this is for the summer analyst position.

Sep 29, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Dec 12, 2019