KeyBanc Capital Markets Reputation/Insights

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Another decade is in the books! I know there is information on them on this site already, but I am wondering if folks can share any fresh insights on this firm. Thank you.

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Feb 1, 2020

Interested as well

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 1, 2020

They acquired Cain which is a really solid MM for HC. They have a separate recruiting process tho. Industrials is their main biz tho outside of Cain. Not horrible, not great either.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 1, 2020

Decent Tier 2 MM player. Best groups are probably Industrials, HC, Tech. Bankers seem humble yet hardworking (though I heard their hours are on the lower end)

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Feb 1, 2020
Analyst 1 in IB - Ind:

Decent Tier 2 MM player. Best groups are probably Industrials, HC, Tech. Bankers seem humble yet hardworking (though I heard their hours are on the lower end)

Pretty much this. Cain holds its own in HC services, industrials (chemicals in particular) has good deal flow (not just quantity, but quality).

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Growth
Feb 1, 2020

I got a superday invite from them couple years back to fly to Cleveland/ somewhere in Ohio). It only took me an email to a MD and a call with HR to got the invite so I was skeptical about the opportunity. After asking some buddies at other banks I decided not to go. Plus they're HQ'd in Cleveland....

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  • VP in RE - Comm
Feb 1, 2020

Cleveland obviously isn't the greatest city on earth but everyone I've spoken to from Key says that they warmed up to it quickly and the city vastly exceeded their expectations. Anyways, Key has IB offices in CHI, NYC, ATL, CLT, SF, SEA, and BOS so you don't even have to work in CLE.

At a broader level, I can echo that HC, Tech, Industrials are the strongest groups but in general they have a pretty good practice across the board and would argue it doesn't get the respect it deserves (not saying it's world class, but it's better than what people say on this forum). Salaries are same as street, bonuses are slightly below, work-life is better except for the groups mentioned above.

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Feb 1, 2020
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