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  2. About I have been a longtime WSO reader (6-7 years) and some years down the track, I thought it would be helpful to do a quick Q&A I think this could be helpful in particular for (i) those looking to switch over from credit to equity investing, (ii) t ...

    +6 38 comments11 Oct 2019 - VP in PE - LBOs

  3. LevFin in London

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, There have been attempts before to have a discussion on which are the best LevFin teams in London, but those threads have not got that far. This is another attempt. And I am not asking about deal volume/value, I am asking about analyst experience ...

    +3 22 comments22 Dec 2016 -

  4. DCM and LevFin in Canada

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys, I'm really interested in Debt Capital Markets and Leveraged Finance in Canada and I was wondering if you guys could give any insight about it. How big are the teams for each, comp, exit ops, etc? I assume mostly the Big5 banks have teams in ...

    +3 14 comments28 Jan 2018 -

  5. BAML LevFin/Financial Sponsors

    Investment Banking

    Can anybody detail how these groups are set up? I know that BAML 's LevFin is tops on the street, but what is their relationship with Financial Sponsors...does sponsors do all the modeling for LBO 's or do they just originate and then pass model ...

    +1 26 comments5 May 2017 -

  6. Top Leveraged Finance Groups

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone, I am currently working as a summer analyst at a fairly well-known boutique bank in NYC and have realized that I am very interested in Leveraged Finance and Restructuring. I have heard these groups are often put together and was wondering wha ...

    22 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  7. Hey everyone, Just wondering what the general view is on restructuring at one of the top 3 vs Levin at a BB? Interested in the differences between the amount you learn, type of exit opps, worklife etc.. any thoughts? Also, people often talk about HL being ...

    +1 27 comments28 Aug 2012 -

  8. Am I crazy to think I have a shot of getting into a BB LevFin group? I'm in FIG at a big 3 rating agency and have started to specialize in the RIA (retail brokerage and advisory) sector because the skills seem easily transferable (analysis of LBO dea ...

    +2 7 comments13 Sep 2019 - 3rd+ Year Analyst in Research - Fixed Income

  9. J.P. Morgan LevFin

    Investment Banking

    What are people's thoughts on J.P. Morgan 's Syndicated & Leveraged Finance group? What are the exit opps like for PE? Investment Banking Leveraged Finance career advice jp morgan chase Exit Opps JP Morgan J.P. Morgan (JPM) exit ops exit opp ...

    +2 28 comments20 Feb 2010 -

  10. Best groups in Citi CMO?

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, Anybody out there have some insight into the different groups for Citi Capital Markets Origination? I've read on this site and other about LevFin and DCM / ECM being better options in terms of breadth of knowledge and exit opps, but honestly ...

    +3 7 comments7 May 2019 -

  11. Hey y'all, Just accepted a SA 2019 position with Antares Capital Chicago (credit analyst/Front Office type). I have prior internship experience in private debt at a smaller fund (Monroe Capital, NXT Capital, Madison Capital, etc), so I know what the ...

    +2 6 comments11 Dec 2018 -

  12. Can anyone explain the key differences between a leveraged loan and a High-Yield bond? LevFin No Yes 444779 176189 ...

    11 comments27 Jan 2011 -

  13. In the very least, I wanted to create a general forum for advice to both aspiring UG interns (like myself) and other looking to get into the complicated field of oil and gas banking. I'm not the only person interested in oil and gas and I won't ...

    +3 6 comments28 Aug 2018 -

  14. Top B-School or Bulge Bracket

    Investment Banking

    I'm currently an investment banking analyst in a large company that's not a traditional investment bank in the Asset-Backed Securities group, and I'm seeking advice on options moving forward. I'm hoping to make it into PE / VC eventual ...

    10 comments20 Feb 2010 -

  15. So now officially faced with the fact that I will no longer do direct, leveraged finance for a sub debt fund and I'll be moved to a fund of fund, I'm stuck in between a rock and a hard place... Should I:- stick it out in fof- stick it out for an ...

    8 comments16 Mar 2016 -

  16. Dallas energy groups?

    Investment Banking

    I currently live in Houston but looking to move to Dallas. Curious if there are any ibd or LevFin energy groups based out of dallas. I realize most will be in Houston, but want to get a better perspective of the options. Thanks in advance. LevFin dallas ...

    8 comments3 Apr 2013 -

  17. LevFin Question

    Investment Banking

    What is the difference between Lead Left and Traditional Bookrunner? LevFin ...

    8 comments13 Feb 2013 -

  18. Has anyone ever come across Union Bank LevFin groups? I know they're classified under their commercial banking services instead of I-Banking, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the kind of experience you get there and its reputation? L ...

    6 comments25 Apr 2011 -

  19. LevFin SA

    Investment Banking

    What are the typical requirements and responsibilities for a LevFin summer analyst at a BB firm? Leveraged Finance sa LevFin No Yes 187295 313339 118059 308245 103636 ...

    6 comments5 Apr 2010 -

  20. Hi All, I have an upcoming interview in Leveraged Finance / Acquisition Finance and I am not particulary familiar with the field. Can anyone here help me out and send me the vault guide to leveraged finance? Also, do you guys have any further interview pr ...

    +1 5 comments14 Feb 2012 -

  21. BAML LevFin or UBS DCM for SA

    Investment Banking

    Which program would offer a better investment banking training? In terms of office environment and dealflow, which would be a better choice? UBS DCM LevFin BAML Americas Growth Capital UBS Financial Services UBS AG Bank of America Merrill Lynch Salary Yes ...

    5 comments1 Feb 2010 -

  22. Out of curiosity...

    Investment Banking

    What are the levfin groups paired with in different banks? UBS- levfin /restructuring Citi- levfin /high yield debt What about MS, GS, BarCap and everybody else? LevFin No Yes 173831 109122 1426 300295 4720 ...

    4 comments10 Mar 2009 -

  23. LevFin London

    Investment Banking

    Looking at a LevFin opportunity in London vs. the US. Wondering how different banks stack up in London? Additionally, any insight as to how the experience differs from being at a US bank (transaction size, complexity, quantity of transactions)? Currently ...

    +1 3 comments22 Nov 2015 -

  24. Can somebody please explain to me the difference between Leveraged Finance and Dept Capital Markets? I'm under the impression that DCM involves debt origination/syndication, but what then is LevFin? According to WSO's definition, LevFin is often ...

    +2 3 comments22 Mar 2018 -

  25. I'm a 2nd year analyst at a large bank (think JPM, BOA, WF). I'm not in ibanking- we target the middle market and provide bank debt facilities >$35MM, mostly used for M&A but also can be direct to the Company. I want to find a pre-MBA ass ...

    3 comments22 Apr 2014 -

  26. A noob LevFin question

    Investment Banking

    I know this is a dumb question on LevFin, but I just wanna make sure that I'm on the right track. Can you say that LevFin is under the Capital Market umbrella since it's just basically debt? Also, when a bank has LevFin and DCM dept separated, h ...

    3 comments29 Oct 2010 -

  27. FIG or LevFin

    Investment Banking

    Hi, Currently 2nd year analyst in a FIG team within a top tier swiss bank, I have an opportunity to move internally to the LevFin team. Would someone be in a position to give me some advice re. exit opportunities of both departments? Would you do the move ...

    3 comments10 Oct 2010 -

  28. Hi guys, I have received offers to join both groups and was wondering which option is better in terms of acquired experience and exit ops, if I tried to go into PE after. How does the culture differ? Thank you very much for the help, really appreciate it. ...

    +1 2 comments5 Jun 2018 -

  29. I have a superday with a LevFin group and want to know smart questions to ask for the end of my interview. Does anyone have suggestions on what types of questions I should ask? Appreciate the commentary/help advice senior BB non target FT recruiting grind ...

    2 comments28 Aug 2015 -

  30. I want to know more investment bankers in the area, especially since I want to pursue distressed debt lending/investing. I'm in NYC, first year analyst at a small middle-market firm. Are there happy hours for these types of gatherings? I assume no, b ...

    2 comments11 Jan 2015 -

  31. Best program for LevFin

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I'm looking for a MBA /MSc program to attend in the US or Europe. My interests are related to leveraged finance and fixed income. Can anyone advise any program that has a good reputation within LevFin groups. Please, don't answer H/W/S and o ...

    2 comments5 Jul 2011 -

  32. LevFin and Markets

    Investment Banking

    Hello guys, I am considering LevFin at a BB (internship) and I was wondering how much exposure to the markets LevFin would have? I am not too keen on the capital markets, so wouldn't want a markets-based role. On day-to-day basis, how would M&A d ...

    2 comments11 Mar 2011 -

  33. WSO fam- I've been working in a middle office operational role for the past ~1.75 years at a Top Tier BB for the LevFin Capital Markets/Syndicate group. I specialize in loans and have been awarded with great transaction experience, connections within ...

    +1 1 comment26 Oct 2019 -

  34. Antares Capital?

    Other Industries

    What is the recruitment process like for Antares Capital? What are they looking for? How technical is the interview process? LevFin middle market Antares Capital Corporation Salary Yes Yes 317324 432639 318514 306957 298442 ...

    +1 1 comment7 Jun 2019 -

  35. Leveraged Finance (also known as LevFin) is an area within the investment banking division of a bank that is responsible for providing advice and loans to private equity firms and corporations for leveraged buyouts. Bankers working in Leveraged Finance te ...

    19 Apr 2018 -

  36. Nomura IBD (mainly M&A and LevFin) or BNP Paribas (Acquisition Finance)? Both are off cycle internships in Europe. I feel the personal fit at both banks is good. The BNP team deals only with corporate clients (PE is handled by another team), however, ...

    1 comment14 Jun 2017 -

  37. Hi All, Do you think there are risks joining a LevFin team as an Analyst 1 in the current climate- e.g. interest rate rises, volatility- for MM shop in London? I have seen some deals pulled and low issuance etc, but also understand that as leveraged loans ...

    1 comment26 Nov 2015 -

  38. LevFin at a Corporate Bank?

    Investment Banking

    I was under the assumption that Corporate Banks riase debt capital that are usually investment grade, and LevFin was HY debt. What does LevFin at a corporate bank do (japanese in this instance), and is it similar to IB? LevFin cb corporate banking ...

    1 comment18 Jul 2015 -

  39. Intro Loan Market Guide

    Investment Banking

    If you want a primer on what a leveraged finance group works on, read this: https://www.lcdcomps.com/d/pdf/LoanMarketguide.pdf Haven't really seen this posted here and it could really help the underclassmen learn something. Stay hungry young bloods. ...

    1 comment17 Jun 2013 -

  40. I'm starting in DCM at a pretty senior (though not BB) European bank (based in London) this summer. I voluntarily chose the DCM group but now after a little thought, I think I might improve my future prospects by switching to Leveraged Finance, if po ...

    1 comment14 May 2011 -

  41. Debt Financing Models

    Investment Banking

    Studying up for an LevFin interview. Don't know a whole lot about debt financing models, but do understand lbo models pretty well. I'm hoping that someone could explain how debt financing models work? A general overview would be fine, or a in-de ...

    16 Oct 2010 -