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  2. AMA- Corporate Development & Strategy

    Hi everyone. There have been some recent threads on corporate development and strategy, and I thought I would share my own experience through an AMA and give back to the community. My background is fairly mixed, and I graduated with a technical degree fro ...

    39 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 4:17pm -

  3. 2014-2019 U.S. Energy M&A League Table

    Hi all, I have been interested in energy for a while now but have not been able to dig up a consensus on deal flow and relative strength of the different banks. Took a brief dive into my school Bloomberg and below is what I found. Focused on purely M& ...

    23 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jul 29 2019 - 4:06pm -

  4. Are we in a new Family Office bubble?

    Maybe I'm just cynical, but at my MM, we have rarely seen family offices compete for deals in auctions and it seems there are more and more being formed weekly, if not daily. I'm astounded at how much capital is now going into the market to try ...

    26 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 12 2018 - 5:00pm -

  5. Trading Vs. I-Banking

    I think it's important for us to be clear about the pros and cons of each of the two career paths and I'd like to consolidate some of the opinions that have been floating around about this topic on this thread. Here's one impression I' ...

    186 comments - 5 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 12:46am -

  6. What is street smart in Investment Banking business?

    Hey monkeys, I am a junior analyst who just landed a full time M&A analyst role in the city. I asked for the feedback from my director and MD and they say 'All the job you have done is great, that's why we gave you an offer. BUT, you need to ...

    36 comments - 12 silver bananas - Feb 14 2018 - 1:51am -

  7. Get the M&A Game Before Tomorrow's Launch!

    So I reached out to Sam Riley, the CEO of Ansarada, after all the excitement on WSO over their M&A game, and he graciously agreed to the following interview. On top of that, he also gave me a link to share with you guys where you can get the game toda ...

    96 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 18 2014 - 5:00pm -

  8. I worked on the Amazon / Whole Foods acquisition — AMA!

    Hi WSO! Since the Amazon /Whole Foods acquisition seems to be the "hot topic of the day", I figured I'd help pay back the community for all the guidance and advice I've received from this forum over the many years. I am one of the empl ...

    43 comments - 21 silver bananas - Oct 5 2017 - 9:27am -

  9. What do FIG bankers do?

    Reaching out to an FIG banker at a BB. If a "why FIG?" question is asked would it be intelligent to answer by saying something along the following lines: "FIG is a group that has good deal flow most of the times. In bear markets ==> rest ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:57pm -

  10. Nomura IBD US

    Looks like they've been hiring a lot of senior bankers lately. Thoughts on their banking division in the US? Specifically regarding M&A, FIG, and Consumer/Retail groups. How are the exit opps and pay (bonuses)? Thanks in advance. M&A Nomura r ...

    100 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2017 - 9:03pm -

  11. M&A Transaction Timeline

    I feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Private Equity M&A Process Timeline Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario i ...

    34 comments - 13 silver bananas - Feb 12 2018 - 4:59pm -

  12. MBB Consulting-> Top Tier IBD

    Hi all, Jerry is currently a non-MBA 3rd year consultant at MBB Europe and wants to switch to a top-tier M&A investment bank (think JPM / GS /MS). Academic background: Non-business, but technical (think BSc+MSc engineering/computer science/maths). Non ...

    119 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 5 2015 - 3:42pm -

  13. Big4 M&A- An Explanation

    Over the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 corporate finance / M&A / TS departments, or people making statements about these jobs which have some pretty large inaccuracies. I'm going to try and clear up any con ...

    46 comments - 14 silver bananas - Jul 17 2016 - 11:13pm -

  14. Questions about Lazard

    Wanted to get a better sense of how Lazard is doing as an IB. Have a few questions that I'd appreciate answered. 1) How is Lazard's reputation now? I know its historically been strong, but Evercore/Centerview are doing well. Is Lazard still as s ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:59pm -

  15. Investment Banking Headhunters

    What would you guys say are the best headhunters to use for IB laterals? I found a few topics on this but they are all outdated and generally do not have great responses. My buddy is looking to lateral from a European city (he is in sort of a hybrid tradi ...

    47 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 26 2017 - 11:58pm -

  16. DC Advisory (ex Close Brothers)

    Hi guys, I have a 1st round interview for the Summer Intern position with DC Advisory coming up this week. I will have 10 min conversation with Dartmouth Partners (ex Cornell Partnership) employee. Any idea what can I expect? Btw, this is for either Londo ...

    75 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  17. Athletes in M&A?

    I'm a D-1 football player majoring and finance at a big state school. We have no on campus recruiting whatsoever, although I have made some small connections to the finance world. I'm a sophomore with a 4.0 GPA here, and I'm wondering what ...

    26 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 4 2017 - 5:09am -

  18. Who's Playing the M&A Game?

    Big hat tip to @"TheKing" for tipping me off to this one. This becomes the most downloaded iPhone app by WSO monkeys in history in 3...2...1... The game was created by Ansarada, a company in the virtual data room space. For those not involved in ...

    40 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 12 2014 - 8:00am -

  19. Best Way Into a Hedge Fund

    I was wondering what the most common career path into a large hedge fund would be. 1) Equity Research--->Hedge Fund 2) M&A--->Hedge fund 3) S&T--->Hedge Fund s&t M&A Equity Research ...

    99 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  20. Ranking of M&A groups

    How would you guys rank the top BB pure-play M&A groups on the street? Here's my subjective ranking: 1) MS 2) JPM 3) CS 4) BoA- ML 5) Citi 6) DB 7) UBS 8) Barclays ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:45pm -

  21. Wall Street Prep vs Breaking into Wallstreet?

    Wall Street Prep = WSP Breaking into Wallstreet = BiW Hello all, I've seen all the material in BiW through a friend, and while explained well, seems too basic to me. For WSP, I saw their demo videos and everything there looks very professional (forma ...

    102 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  22. BAML M&A Reputation

    I was wondering what the reputation of BAML's NYC M&A team is? I know the group has gotten stronger recently but how do the exit opps, hours, modeling experience, etc. compare to others specifically JPM, CS, Greenhill, and HLHZ BAML BofAML M& ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2017 - 11:27pm -

  23. Which industry group is the most interesting?

    I'm currently working in Tech M&A (with a focus on software companies) and thus far it has proven incredibly boring. As if the typical drudgery of banking wasnt enough, I havent managed to get my head round all the technical jargon that gets thro ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  24. M&A Case Study Factors to Consider

    I have an interview coming up an IBD analyst position which will involve an M&A case study. Typical situation- company X wants you to advise on which company it should acquire of 3 options. Other than the financial aspects- value and profitability. Wh ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 7:55pm -

  25. RBC Capital Markets M&A Group

    I might get an interview from RBC Capital Market M&A Group (for entry level analyst position). Does anyone know about this group and the firm? What type of interview questions, their deal flows, culture, etc. They have been hiring very actively on sen ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  26. Preferred M&A Database?

    what're your favored databases to find details on recent M&A transactions? M&A Data for Free If you are looking to read about deals and see analysis of recent transactions, our users shared the following recommendations: Dealbook PE Hub for L ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2018 - 12:49am -

  27. Is there any good Book on Past Mergers and Acquisition- Successful and Unsuccessful real deals

    Hi fellow monkeys, I am looking to read stories and accounts of past mergers and acquisition deals (past 2-3 decades). On Amazon and other websites, I only find technical books 'how to do merger and acquisition' which i don't want. I want t ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 4 2017 - 3:22pm -

  28. Pitching a sell-side M&A deal

    How does the pitching process in a sell-side M&A deal work? Most CEOs/CFOs/Chairmen envision building an empire and becoming even more entrenched, not selling and losing their job. Do banks wait for initial interest from companies that indicate they m ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  29. Citi FSG (Financial Strategy Group) interview upcoming: I need help!

    Hi everyone, I have an upcoming interview for an analyst position at Citi's Financial Strategy Group and I am not sure I understand exactly where they stand within the Investment Banking department. I'd like to have your insight on: What do they ...

    32 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2017 - 2:28pm -

  30. M&A exit opp: Hedge Fund

    Hi, I am currently considering going into m&a and am curious about the m&a exit opps in hedge funds. All over the place you can read that after about 3y in m&a you either go into PE or join a hedge fund. Now, in what way does the activity and ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2011 - 1:30am -

  31. How are LBOs for companies trading at 30X EBITDA financed?

    I work in the lower middle market space (commercial and industrials) where companies typically trade for 6-7x LTM EBITDA. These deals are typically financed with 3-4 turns of senior debt, a turn of mezz, and the rest funded via equity. How are LBOs of tec ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 3:27pm -

  32. M&A Comparables for Precedent Transactions

    What database do you guys use? At my bank, we only have Cap IQ and Dealogic (Don't have M&A analytics module) and at least in Cap IQ you find deals but get NAs for all the multiples and without multiples it is useless. What program and methodolog ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 5:47pm -

  33. Barclays- Top IBD Groups in UK/EU?

    Hi guys, "long" time lurker here. I was wondering if anyone could drop some insight on top IBD groups at Barclays, London office in particular. I was given an opportunity to name my top 3 preferences for the SA internship. I talked to several an ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  34. Horsepower: Why hasn't PE scooped up Ralph Lauren?

    Here is a question for all you M&A, PE guys, why has nobody bought Ralph Lauren? Seems like it has all the things yall like: Great brand (if you disagree let me know) Cash on deck: $1.4B vs $871M in debt Real Estate?...$1.5B in PP&E, I haven' ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 15 2017 - 8:45pm -

  35. Understanding the Investment Banking industry

    Hi All! I've been on the forum for a while, haven't contirbuted much and have more-often-than-knot been latently absorbing the knowledge from others. All of this great info has nevertheless left me a bit confused about the industry and the assoc ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2016 - 11:09am -

  36. Unreasonable Expectations

    Before anyone starts, I understand that this is I-Banking, and that slave-driver bosses are a commonality. However, I think my situation might be a bit extreme, and I was hoping to see if there's anyone out there that could relate. I work at a well k ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2014 - 1:02am -

  37. Key skills for M&A advisory?

    What key skills and experiences are necessary to be successful in the M&A /Business Brokerage Industry? Especially for those whose background is not in valuation that are recruited for M&A /boutique investment bank? M&A ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2012 - 10:08pm -

  38. Guggenheim (M&A) vs. Houlihan Lokey (Restructuring) for Summer Analyst

    Hey guys, So I just finished up my cycle for SA recruiting and I have two offers to choose from: Guggenheim generalist and Houlihan Lokey for restructuring. What do you think is the better opportunity in terms of prestige/compensation/culture/intern offer ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2015 - 1:08pm -

  39. Livingston Securities

    I have a phone interview with this company coming. Has anyone interviewed with them in the past or know anything about them? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. M&A Summer ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  40. Citi M&A vs. GS/MS/JPM

    I summered in a BB coverage group as a sophomore and received a return offer for next summer. While the fit was good, it was a mediocre experience and I'd like to explore other opportunities. That said, I have another offer with Citi M&A that see ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 5:33pm -

  41. Normalized EBITDA: How to pay less for the same company!

    There are many different ways to determine the value of a company during an M&A transaction. Most of the time, the purchasing price is based on some sort of multiple (such as Firm Value / EBITDA). But what is a company's real EBITDA? Let's a ...

    18 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 15 2012 - 6:45pm -

  42. 3 OFFERS- HELP ME PICK! NOW!! LA vs NYC, BB vs top boutiques?

    offer from Houlihan Lokey in their financial restructuring group in LA offer from Moelis NYC ibd generalist offer from Barclays Capital in IBD in NYC (specific group determined next year in training) Out of these 3 offers, I am implicitly casting Moelis o ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2010 - 7:20pm -

  43. Why do so many companies overpay?

    I was reading over the Kraft Cadbury deal and found an article that "justifies" the 50% premium to Cadbury's market share price that Kraft is offering http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/cadbu... So I am wondering, why do so many c ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 19 2010 - 4:25pm -

  44. Goldman Recent M&A Deals

    Can somebody please point me in the right direction for somewhere I can read up on the lastest interesting Goldman M&A deals. I've tried the DealBook at nytimes.com, but haven't been able to really come up with anything substantial. Thanks. ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2010 - 11:41pm -

  45. Moelis M&A

    It seems Moelis is lacking M&A deals yet killing restructuring...what do you guys think? Will Moelis be able to fix that soon? I feel like if they don't bankers will just move around. Moelis M&A Banking ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2010 - 4:31pm -

  46. Why do banks give out a meal allowance?

    So stumbled across the article on common ways bankers game Seamless to gain unintended benefits and got me thinking why do banks even give meal allowances? It's not like anyone working in an IB doesnt have the money to feed themselves every day, and ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2015 - 1:42am -

  47. Morgan Stanley vs. Rothschild- M&A

    Which one would you choose if you had the opportunity to join both of them? How do you rank them in terms of prestige (etc.) compared with other peers? Morgan Stanley M&A rothschild ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 21 2009 - 6:24am -

  48. delete remove

    deleted interview IBD M&A london Barclays UK Final Round technicals AC PUI ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 7 2014 - 11:19am -

  49. Practitioner’s Guide to IB, M&A and Corporate Finance- Scoopbooks

    Hi guys, Has anyone out there bought / read this ScoopBooks "The Practitioner's Guide to Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance"? http://www.scoopbooks.com/ourbooks_2.php Is it worth the money? Just asking because ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 1 2009 - 3:43pm -

  50. Deloitte M&A Advisory to M7 MBA

    Hello everyone, I am currently finishing my bachelors and I am thinking whether to accept or not a position in the M&A team at Deloitte. I know that Deloitte has a nice brand and all, but:- Is M&A at Deloitte valued as much and BB investment banki ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2015 - 7:51pm -

  51. finance in India

    Whats the WODS for finance in India- specifically GS and BX in India, if I want to spend a year or two there but come back to NY for my long term finance career. Firms now seem to be hiring more in Europe and Asia compared to US, but what is deal flow goi ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2009 - 5:39pm -

  52. Nomura vs Houlihan Lokey

    Which would you pick over Nomura or Houlihan Lokey for FT IBD? To put it simply wondering which one has greater prestige and would bestow better exit opps, both in London and the US. ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2013 - 1:07pm -

  53. Anyone Care to Rip Apart My Resume- Part II

    I did one of these posts last recruiting season, and it returned some pretty helpful tips, so I thought I'd give it another go this year. Please tear my resume apart for anything that seems out of place or could be better formatted. I appreciate all ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 9 2018 - 12:46pm -

  54. Advice needed for SA at BB IBD

    Hi yall, I'm half way through my summer internship at a top US BB bank think (JPM, MS, GS). So far i have hated my experience and have no intention of accepting an offer if i get one. I probably wont be offered a place at this rate anyway. During my ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2011 - 6:12am -

  55. M&A / LBO models from scratch

    Hello everyone, I have been working for almost a year now in IB. Several of my peers are interviewing for PE / HF / VC etc. I am not. Frankly, my modeling skills are nowhere near where they would need to be for me to enter this process. We use a standard ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2012 - 8:59pm -

  56. M&A for high schoolers

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/success-on-... Classes in high school are teaching kids to analyze M&A transactions, valuations, research reports. pretty cool stuff M&A ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2011 - 9:21pm -

  57. is M&A considered investment banking?

    or is investment banking only IPOs, trading stocks back and forth, Asset Management (aka things that involve actual investments)? M&A ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2011 - 2:01am -

  58. Why does a Low EV/EBITDA Multiple Make a Good Acquisition Target?

    Read that EV / EBITDA multiple = good acquisition candidate...but why is this? What makes high EV / EBITDA not a good candidate? And in general, is a company with a smaller ev / ebitda inferior or superior to rival company with higher ev /ebitda? Thanks y ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2017 - 10:30pm -

  59. M&A- Analysts have more prestige?

    Why do M&A analysts seem to have more prestige than other analysts? Are they paid more on average? Do they have better exit opportunities? What advice would you give an undergraduate as to how to tailor one's resume to be more appealing to M& ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:05pm -

  60. Morgan Stanley Generalist vs Blackstone M&A

    Hey guys, I'm considering full-time positions with Morgan Stanley IBD and Blackstone M&A. I think the consensus is that MS M&A would lead to a better experience and possibly better exit opportunities, but the MS offer is generalist only (grou ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2009 - 3:15pm -

  61. Evercore Activism & Defense

    Can anyone shed some color on Evercore 's relatively new group, Activism & Defense? I'm interested in learning about the responsibilities of analysts, exit opportunities, and work-life balance compared to your standard M&A or coverage ro ...

    12 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 14 2016 - 11:52am -

  62. It's official: Dell going private

    Michael Dell and Silverlake announce $24.4bn deal @ $13.65/share (25% premium to $10.88 close on 1/11/13). 45 day go-shop available. MSFT to contribute $2bn loan. Debt financed by BAML, Barcap, CS, RBC Dell itself was advised by Goldman Sachs Silverlake a ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2013 - 10:52am -

  63. GS TMT, MS M&A, Elite Boutiques (GHL, Laz, etc.), PE (BX, Bain Cap, etc.)

    Out of curiosity, does a high-achieving Dartmouth student (3.9+, summa cum laude) have a shot at these groups and firms? gs GPA Recruiting M&A MS TMT dartmouth ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2010 - 11:20pm -

  64. OWS Protesting OCR Events?

    Read this article in NYT, was wondering if any of the ivy leaguers on here have experienced this? My school is fairly conservative so I have not seen any of it, but it seems pretty ridiculous to me. ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2011 - 2:50am -

  65. 2010 YTD Announced Global M&A

    Announced Global M&A by deal value in $bn as of 3/1/10 1) GS..............$142.8 2) CS................136.0 3) Citi...............103.0 4) JPM...............92.7 5) MS.................92.4 6) Lazard..........84.2 7) UBS..............61.6 8) Blackstone ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2010 - 5:21pm -

  66. M&A job difference between Banks and Accounting firms

    I was wondering what is the difference if any between the M&A jobs in banks and those in accounting firms! Is it worth looking in accounting firms rather than small and unknown investment banks? M&A ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2014 - 8:42am -

  67. Southwest to buy AirTran for $1.4 Billion

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/39384298 Anybody know who is advising who? M&A southwest ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2010 - 2:10pm -

  68. Why would HFs hire people from sell-side? (M&A, etc.)

    Many people seem to plan on going into hedge funds after 2-3 years in IB (not S&T). I never understood this transition--how does what you do in IB have anything to do with trading (especially quantitative trading strategies)? PE makes some sense, but ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2009 - 12:16am -

  69. Deloitte Corporate Finance 2017 Comp

    I've been hearing of these M&A groups (not transaction services, but DCF as in post McColl Partners acquisition) at consulting places like Deloitte. Generally it seems like people agree comp is lower but hours are better. Just wondering exactly w ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:02pm -

  70. Destroy this POS

    Hi Guys, I go to a non-target, and realize my resume is pretty bad, but would still like it reviewed and try for a spot in a BB this coming fall. Resume: http://www.razume.com/documents/19569 Thanks! IB M&A Internship non-target Bulge Bracket Review ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2011 - 3:21pm -

  71. Does M&A actually help companies?

    Does M&A actually help companies? I know studies say 1/2 of M&A fails but that can be due to a variety of factors, but still I hear that culture clashes, layoffs, and difficulties transitioning the business often hurt the companies at the end. Obv ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2010 - 5:30pm -

  72. Q1 2010 M&A League Tables: Thomson Reuters

    Worldwide Announced 1. Goldman Sachs 2. JP Morgan 3. Credit Suisse 4. Morgan Stanley 5. Deutsche Bank 6. Lazard 7. Citi 8. UBS 9. Barclays Capital 10. Blackstone Group 11. Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12. Rothschild 13. Houlihan Lokey 14. Santander 15. M ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2010 - 5:01pm -

  73. Exploding Decisions

    WSO, you've gotten me this far, now help me close this deal. I began my tenure as a lowly monkey about two and a half years ago, and you've all helped pull a non-target student-athlete up into the ranks. I'm sitting on an exploding offer to ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 4 2018 - 9:48am -

  74. M&A questions: expertise needed!

    I have a final round FT interview at a BB M&A group this week, and I can really use your expertise on a few topics. While I know the basics of M&A, I am not too comfortable with the accounting aspects that I suspect will be asked during the interv ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2009 - 4:00am -

  75. Most interesting/exciting merger or takeover of the last 2 years

    Hi Everybody, I was just wondering what you would consider the most exciting deal of the last 2-3 years? Im thinking about writing my final thesis in form of a case study and therefore look for ideas. thanks M&A thesis ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 6:33am -

  76. GS ECM vs HL M&A for VC?

    GS ECM vs Houlihan Lokey M&A for VC? Both roles are in London. Dont mind either one just want the one that will give me the best shot to break into VC, preferably in US rather than UK. M&A Goldman Sachs ECM Houlihan Lokey hl ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2013 - 10:37pm -

  77. Houlihan Lokey vs. Jefferies vs. Terra Firma

    Have offers from Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, and Terra Firma (UK private equity company)- all for London office. Just wondering which do you think will be best for Silicon Valley VC? Edit: Regardless of which offer I take I imagine I will have to do a MBA ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 8:11pm -

  78. big 4 salaries

    Anyone know the salaries at firms like PwC, E&Y, for their M&A / corporate finance positions? M&A ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2012 - 10:59am -

  79. M&A at companies.

    I've often read on these forums that if you can't get into IB straight out of school then it may be a good idea to get some experience in M&A at another company, go to B school and then join a BB as an associate. What companies have M&A ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2010 - 4:25pm -

  80. German M&A Professional

    Hello everyone, I am a German native with a MBA and a MS in Finance from an U.S. university. Furthermore, I have a couple of years experience in M&A and I am sitting for the CFA exams. I am also in the process of getting a permanent working permission ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2010 - 3:57pm -

  81. Virtual Internships?

    Hi, I'm a high school senior and I recently applied for an M&A internship...however, it's a virtual internship. I have no idea...is this legit? I've had virtual internships before but have never heard of a virtual finance internship bef ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2012 - 12:28am -

  82. Public Accounting to Banking Resume

    axed ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2015 - 1:10pm -

  83. Pitch Book Practice

    Ok guys, I'm looking to practice writing pitch books. Primarily Sell-side. I've searched the forums/M&I and have found some useful pitch book examples and 'templates'. My question is though, how to you practise creating them? Would ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 10:48pm -

  84. Cannabis Investment Banking

    Wanted to know whawhat everyone's thoughts were on IB in the cannabis sector? Would working within a bank covering this group pigeon hole you and make moving into another sector group later difficult? I would think you would still be able to get into ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 11 2019 - 9:58am -

  85. Citi M&A TMT or Financial Sponsors to VC?

    Fellow Monkeys, I am considering joining Citi in London soon. I have the opportunity to either join their TMT team (which, from what I understand, is mainly focused on M&A transactions but will involve some ECM / DCM work as well) or their Financial S ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2014 - 8:16am -

  86. Pls help: M&A or McK CF for getting in IBD?

    Currently working in a M&A house (not ibank) as Associate and got an offer for McK CF Associate. Since I'm looking to move to BB /2nd tier IBD Associate and wondering which path will give me a higher chance. (p.s. I don't have an MBA but 2-3 ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2010 - 11:45am -

  87. HP to acquire Palm

    What do you all think about the deal? Its already being referred to as 2010's third-largest U.S. tech acquisition. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487044... Bank of America Merrill Lynch advised HP, and Goldman Sachs advised Palm. M&A ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2010 - 10:18pm -

  88. Upcoming Corporate Development(M&A) Internship Phone Interview

    I have an upcoming phone interview for a corporate development internship position doing M&A work. This is for a company in the industrials sector. I'm coming from an accounting background and have an MBA. Just wanted to know if anyone has had ex ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 8 2017 - 11:20am -

  89. Summer London internship visa process for US citizens

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  92. What do analysts in an M&A group actually do?

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    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:36pm -

  93. Oracle- Sun Advisors?

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    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2009 - 2:49pm -

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  97. keeping up with m&a transactions?

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  98. Breaking into Oil & Gas / Energy as a UG

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    6 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 28 2018 - 3:55pm -

  99. Interaction between Industry Groups and M&A

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    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 17 2009 - 1:41pm -

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    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 15 2016 - 12:01am -

  101. What are M&A analyst positions at F500 companies like?

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