JPM- M&A Placement

What kind of  technical question are asked for the M&A group (intern placement process)

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Jan 12, 2022 - 12:51am

It will be based more on your interest in M&A, rather than technicals. Yes, you should be able to walk through a merger model and understand fundamental accretion/dilution concepts, but they are not going to grill your ass. 

The most important thing they care about is your "Why M&A?" answer. You need to make sure it's not cliche or bs. I advise talking about how M&A groups always focus on execution rather than pitching and tend to be industry agnostic so you will get a lot of exposure to different industries. Also namedrop M&A analysts you've spoken to and JPM M&A deals. 

Jan 12, 2022 - 1:45am

The selection process for top groups can be very competitive. My advice is to network your damn balls off in the groups you want. It will come down to both personality and technicals, but way more on fit. You already demonstrated your technical acumen by getting the offer. Talk with the M&A analysts and mirror what they say in the interview. Fortunately, JPM is very well-rounded in that most of their groups are solid, so it's not the end of the world if you don't get M&A. (Unlike certain BBs that have strong groups and weak groups)

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 12, 2022 - 12:11pm

Has the interview process for M&A placement already started for this year?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 12, 2022 - 9:46pm

For jp, i was told to reach out couple days before the placement kicks off since they do their own recruitment

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jan 12, 2022 - 3:20pm

I've been reaching out to people in the M&A group and no one has responded to me. Should I just wait until the official placement process or keep trying to network with them? 

I would think that as an incoming SA they'd want to talk to you but it seems like they don't give a fuck. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 16, 2022 - 12:21pm

Has anyone either SA or FT had anyone reach out to them either from Hr or a banking group since they got the offer

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 16, 2022 - 10:49pm

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