Stifel vs Brown Gibbons Lang vs Cain Bros vs KeyBanc

I'm trying to learn more about the above firms to know which I should be focusing on. Are they all in the same tier (mid MM IB)? What's the order of the above firms based on comp, prestige, exit opps, business school placement and culture? Assume main NY/Chicago offices.

I understand KeyBanc and Cain merged but I think they act separately recruiting for now.

Comments (4)

Apr 17, 2019

It just depends on your interest. HC Services is Cain Brothers

I am interseted in healthcare so It would be Cain Brothers, BGL, Stifel, KeyBanc

For general firm: Stifel, Cain Brothers, BGL, KeyBanc

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Apr 19, 2019

Curious that you place KeyBanc lowest in both. I thought they would be a solid middle market player given they have a balance sheet and are making acquisitions to improve their IB.

Apr 17, 2019

Just better firms out there. KeyBanc is alright if no other options

Apr 17, 2019