Mizuho Securities IBD vs Houlihan Lokey FAS vs Raymond James IBD vs DC Advisory

Help! Have a week decide between a handful of these places, which should I pursue? Anyone have any insight into Mizuho securities, HL FAS, and DC Advisory based on exits, culture?

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  • Analyst 1 in _none
Oct 7, 2019 - 8:04pm

Assuming all are NY where applicable:

  1. Mizuho
  2. HL
  3. DCS
  4. Raymond James
Oct 7, 2019 - 8:12pm

Depends what you want to do. The only places you'll do real M&A work would be DCA and Raymond James, so if you want to go PE then Raymond James might be the best option. Mizuho IBD doesn't do any M&A (from what I've heard) so I'd go:

1: Raymond James

2: DCA


4: Mizuho

You'd work on much more interesting deals at HL than Mizuho, but you still wont get to see a full transaction process like you would at the other 2 shops.

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  • Analyst 1 in _none
Oct 10, 2019 - 12:08am

Agree with the above.

Would switch HL with DCS. 4. Mizuho.

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