MM IB Tier List

I know it's cringy to do tier lists but here are my opinions on the main middle market IB firms.


Would love to hear what you guys think about the list and your opinions on each firm! Feel free to add any companies that I may have left out as well.

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May 12, 2020 - 12:41pm

How tf is UBS a MM... they may not be a BB anymore but calling them a MM makes no sense

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
May 12, 2020 - 7:06am

Where would the likes of Mizuho/Macquarie/HSBC rank amongst this group ?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 12, 2020 - 7:17pm

HSBC mid with HL, Macquarie and Mizuho below all listed

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
May 12, 2020 - 2:11pm

Jefferies, Wells, RBC, and Roth are not in any way middle market. They may not be BBs but putting them in the category of MM doesnt make sense because their business strategy has nothing in common with a typical MM bank like Blair/Baird.

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May 12, 2020 - 2:43pm

Lincoln International has great standing outside of the US including mainland Europe. Not on EB level but certainly moving up

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