SF Banking

Recent threads on LA banking have been very helpful and I want to extend the west coast conversation to San Francisco. If anybody has a good feel for the banking scene here, could you please share your thoughts / experiences? Especially interested in learning more about GS, MS, JEF, CVP, Laz and any other reputable firms that come to mind in this area. TIA!

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Mar 5, 2021 - 2:21pm

Is there a big difference between MS San Francisco and MS Menlo Park?

Mar 3, 2021 - 7:19pm

There's a clear top 3: Qatalyst, GS, MS

  • Qatalyst does almost all the high profile M&A these days
  • GS and MS split the rest and split all the high profile IPOs

After that, I'd put JPM. Evercore has been climbing recently as well. Lazard is ok too.

Then you have BAML, Citi, CS that all do fine but not great

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Mar 5, 2021 - 5:16pm

Completely agree, half of the threads are duplicate information. It's ridiculous people cannot use the search function

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 26, 2021 - 12:13pm

Ah yes, because each incremental thread is so cumbersome to you on this free internet platform, sorry to inconvenience you, managing director.

Or, some threads might be out dated? Information changes? The search bar on this site kinda sucks? Hilarious how hard people mentally get off to saying "oh this has been discussed ad nauseam plz srch" when the last useful post is from like 2015.

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