Jefferies CLT and Guggenheim ATL

Currently at an EB in NYC but I've been thinking about moving back down South for personal reasons. If I understand correctly, Jefferies CLT includes ADG, Consumer, REGAL, TES, and Guggenheim ATL is MM and is focused on business and IT services. I've had the opportunity to speak to a contact at Jefferies who seems like a really chill guy but other than that I don't know much about these two offices. Can anyone on this forum offer some insights to deal flow and culture at these offices? 

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Oct 27, 2021 - 10:10pm

Not the most familiar, but I can offer a bit on what I know. Guggenheim ATL is relatively new and was created after they poached some MDs from STRH. Deal flow is solid, but is almost exclusively in MM. Can't speak too much about culture there but I've encountered a couple of analysts there and the people are definitely a bit nerdier and reserved than I thought they'd be compared to the "frattier" and "more Southern" people I met at HL ATL, which is arguably the closest competitor against Guggenheim ATL and shares similar roots (MD also came from STRH).

Don't know how the culture is at Jefferies CLT, but based on what I know their TES and ADG groups are very good. Deal flow in TES is mainly MM, and their ADG group also gets on a decent number of mid-cap mandates that I know of (KKR/Atlantic Aviation, Leidos/Dynetics, Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle/Wheels Up, Apollo/Constellis).

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  • Works at Guggenheim Partners
Oct 30, 2021 - 10:50am

Yes, like it a lot. Fast growing group, which gives it an entrepreneurial vibe. Comp is the exact same. 

Also, the MM group is really not viewed any differently internally than any other group. We do a good amount of cross work with other groups in NYC. It's not like Lazard / Lazard MM where there's a distinct bifurcation. It's truly seen as one platform. 

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Oct 27, 2021 - 10:19pm

Can't offer too much insight, but I'm currently at a NY EB, and the JEF ADG team was on the opposite side of one of the transactions I worked on. The people in the group definitely came off as very bright, polished, and amiable, and were a pleasure to interact with. Don't know if that translates into culture, but I definitely have a pretty high regard of them after that experience.

  • Analyst 3+ in IB-M&A
Oct 28, 2021 - 9:51am

Have a friend at Gugg ATL. Seems like the middle markets platform they're building is something seriously special. Great culture, tight-knit team, seriously no assholes. The MD in charge is hilarious too

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 28, 2021 - 2:12pm

Jefferies Richmond is also supposedly really strong. Logistics and Transportations group that makes a killing and has a strong culture.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 30, 2021 - 1:33pm

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