What is the sell-side?

Rohan Arora

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Rohan Arora

Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity


May 11, 2022

The phrase ‘sell-side’ refers to companies that are in the business of selling others, rather than buying them. Investment banks are part of the sell-side as one of their primary roles is to advise other firms on mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. The sell-side includes equity researchers, investment banks and brokers.


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