san fran tech m&a groups

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Hey I was wondering if you guys could give me some insight.

  1. Are the best sf tech m&a groups still GS TMT/ms tech m&a/qatalyst/cs tech?
  2. I've heard cs tech is now like gs tmt in that they do all m&a inhouse. Is this true?
  3. In terms of growth equity placement, what other banks/groups in san francisco place well?

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Comments (18)

Apr 22, 2012

CS TMT is far from the 'best' right now...

GS / MS / LAZ / Q are tops.

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Apr 22, 2012
  1. gs/ms/q
  2. yes, if you get M&A deals
  3. you have MM guys like stifle, jefferies, hl, sagent and you have BBs like JPM, UBS,DB. Being at all these banks will give you the chance to interview, but it's up to yourself to actually land an offer. Specifically, being at jefferies and jpm will get you most attention from headhunters for tech growth equity positions.

Then you have other smaller banks such as evercore and lazard. everocre places pretty well, i dont see that many people from lazard sf going to buysides.

Apr 22, 2012
Ricqles:

1. gs/ms/q
2. yes, if you get M&A deals
3. you have MM guys like stifle, jefferies, hl, sagent and you have BBs like JPM, UBS,DB. Being at all these banks will give you the chance to interview, but it's up to yourself to actually land an offer. Specifically, being at jefferies and jpm will get you most attention from headhunters for tech growth equity positions.

Then you have other smaller banks such as evercore and lazard. everocre places pretty well, i dont see that many people from lazard sf going to buysides.

Ahhh! Ricqles, I accidentally hit the Shit button but meant to give you an SB! Very sorry, will give a few SBs to your posts on other threads to make up for it!

My bad man.

EDIT: I guess I was able to fix it... Enjoy the 4 free SBs I guess, haha!

Apr 22, 2012
Ricqles:

1. gs/ms/q
2. yes, if you get M&A deals
3. you have MM guys like stifle, jefferies, hl, sagent and you have BBs like JPM, UBS,DB. Being at all these banks will give you the chance to interview, but it's up to yourself to actually land an offer. Specifically, being at jefferies and jpm will get you most attention from headhunters for tech growth equity positions.

Then you have other smaller banks such as evercore and lazard. everocre places pretty well, i dont see that many people from lazard sf going to buysides.

Agreed with Ricqles. Pretty spot on from what I have seen. SB +1.

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Apr 22, 2012

Ricqles thanks so much!!

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Apr 22, 2012

I applied for a position at Qatalyst through their website (sent an email to [email protected] as they don't have an online application) last week and I am scheduled to "talk" with someone tomorrow. Anyone know if this is just a casual chat or should I prepare as I would for a phone interview?

Apr 22, 2012
jgx101:

I applied for a position at Qatalyst through their website (sent an email to [email protected] as they don't have an online application) last week and I am scheduled to "talk" with someone tomorrow. Anyone know if this is just a casual chat or should I prepare as I would for a phone interview?

If you have to ask something like this, you're probably not Qatalyst material. It will likely be one of your only chances with them, what could you possibly have to lose by being hyper-prepared?

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Apr 23, 2012
jgx101:

I applied for a position at Qatalyst through their website (sent an email to [email protected] as they don't have an online application) last week and I am scheduled to "talk" with someone tomorrow. Anyone know if this is just a casual chat or should I prepare as I would for a phone interview?

why would you post this on WSO? not everyone they interview is from standford with a 770 gmat score.

Apr 23, 2012
jgx101:

I applied for a position at Qatalyst through their website (sent an email to [email protected] as they don't have an online application) last week and I am scheduled to "talk" with someone tomorrow. Anyone know if this is just a casual chat or should I prepare as I would for a phone interview?

A close buddy of mine from highschool is at Qatalyst, and I know he reads WSO daily...why would you ask such a stupid question?

Apr 22, 2012
SF_Reg:
jgx101:

I applied for a position at Qatalyst through their website (sent an email to [email protected] as they don't have an online application) last week and I am scheduled to "talk" with someone tomorrow. Anyone know if this is just a casual chat or should I prepare as I would for a phone interview?

A close buddy of mine from highschool is at Qatalyst, and I know he reads WSO daily...why would you ask such a stupid question?

Great! He should know what the phone call is about then. Can you point him to this thread so he can help answer my question? Thanks man.

Apr 23, 2012

Where does Barclays fit into all of this?

Apr 22, 2012
MeerkatMerger:

Where does Barclays fit into all of this?

They fit in the "not located in SF" category.

Apr 23, 2012
Nouveau Richie:
MeerkatMerger:

Where does Barclays fit into all of this?

They fit in the "not located in SF" category.

Sorry didn't know this post was that specific. My bad.

Dec 24, 2017

What about the other EBs? Green hill, CVP, PWP?

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Dec 24, 2017

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