I'm attending CBS this fall, and plan to enter banking (should I be lucky to be given an offer), and wanted to ask you for your advice on boutiques.
I worked at a GS portfolio company and so I like the small(ish) feel of a company, and while the bulge brackets will retain their prestige, it seems like some boutiques are grabbing up considerable market share and bankers.
Looking at Moelis, Greenhill, Evercore, Parella, and Jefferies, how would you rank these banks? And are these banks (with the exception of Jefferies) large enough to have coverage groups, or do they have product groups? I'm just not sure what type of deals/work I'd expect at each of these firms and would really appreciate your insight.
Thanks again, and if you guys have questions about Bschool apps, etc, I'd be more than happy to help.