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  2. What are some of the underrated banks that don't get talked about?

    WSO obsesses about the BBs and same boutiques like Lazard and Moelis over and over again. For the students that miss out on the top well-known banks, what are some strong MM or boutique shops which pay close to street and have solid exit opps that don ...

    35 comments - 7 silver bananas - Apr 22 2019 - 11:00am -

  3. AMA: From State School to MM IB Vice President Without an MBA

    WSO Community, I wanted to take the opportunity to leverage my experience to be helpful with an AMA. By way of background, I attended a state school, broke into MM IB as an analyst, left banking to work at multiple private equity firms, then returned to b ...

    42 comments - 12 silver bananas - Jan 26 2019 - 2:00pm -

  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. Answering Why Private Equity- 9 Key Answers

    This question pops up in almost every private equity interview. It's not something that will land you the job, but the wrong answer will get you dinged. Why Private Equity Career? This section is to shed some light on private equity as a career. For ...

    22 comments - 9 silver bananas - Aug 2 2018 - 11:24pm -

  6. Top MM IBs in Chicago?

    Ones that come to mind include Lincoln International, William Blair, and Robert Baird. Any other insights? Investment Banking chicago middle market to Wednesday, March 23, 2016- 7:15pm ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 7:15pm -

  7. Any First Day Internship Advice?

    Hey guys, I'm an incoming junior, and I'm about to start my summer internship at a small (around 20 employees) middle-market investment bank tomorrow. I really don't know much what to expect, but I'm very eager for it to begin. It' ...

    59 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  8. How long to hear back after 1st round?

    Wanted to get some feedback on this. I interviewed with a few MM firms within this past week for FT IB analyst jobs. How long does it normally take to hear back? A few days, a week, 2 weeks. Do they even get back to you if you didn't make it? Probabl ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 11:59am -

  9. RBC Capital Markets vs. Jefferies

    I have an offer at both firms (NYC) and trying to make the decision. Both banks have same growth story and are strong in the MM RBC acts more with their balance sheet and can support larger financing Jefferies name is stronger than RBC in the U.S. Both ba ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:01pm -

  10. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  11. Lincoln International- Middle market

    What do you all know about them or what have you heard about them? I know they are middle market and in Chicago and New York. chicago middle market ibank ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  12. Top MM vs Elite Boutique

    Hi guys, Can anyone opine on which of the top MM's and E-Boutiques are best? Especially the top MM's vs the boutiques that target the large deals. In terms of exit ops into PE, VC and top MBA's. I am looking in to firms like Harris Williams ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2012 - 8:32pm -

  13. Could I Ever Get Into an M7- If Not Then What is the Best I Can Hope to Do?/What Should I Do?

    Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Looking for a profile review of sorts as well as general B-School advice. Any advice/constructive criticism is welcome and appreciated! Academic Profile: Non-Target University in the South Finance ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 27 2015 - 10:00pm -

  14. Should I take a demotion in order to move upmarket / upstream?

    Was recently promoted at a traditional MM bank and have the opportunity to move upstream/upmarket to an elite boutique (Evercore, Moelis, Greenhill, Centerview, PWP), but was told I would likely go in back at my prior level. I have a strong desire to move ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 20 2017 - 10:31am -

  15. Lazard Middle Market Interview

    So I have an interview coming up with Lazard MM and couldn't find much here specifically about their middle market practice. I just want to know some basic info about culture, hours, interview as opposed to Lazard the parent company. Is is that much ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  16. Parthenon Capital Partners- new Analyst program, reputation, lifestyle?

    Was wondering if anyone had any in-depth information about Parthenon Capital Partners. They recently posted that they're recruiting Analysts right out of undergrad, for summer 2017 start, on my school's (target) job board. This is apparently the ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 25 2017 - 9:47am -

  17. Piper Jaffray vs Imperial Capital

    So, through the most grueling 6 weeks of my life I was able to land two full time possibilities come graduation (with a third option potentially in the mix). I'm really having trouble weighing the pros and cons of each, and would appreciate some feed ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2014 - 10:58pm -

  18. Double Break-In: Thanks WSO!

    All, Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the admins, users and interview guide authors for their commitment and consistent assistance to the WSO community. In 2011, I was thanking the community for the help breaking into investment banking ...

    18 comments - 10 silver bananas - Mar 12 2017 - 10:36pm -

  19. Middle-Market Bonus

    Hey all, Most of the stuff I have read has been focused on top tier bulgebrackets or elite boutiques in New York..Was wondering the payout structure, more particularly how the bonuses are typically for quality middle market shops in other Cities like Chic ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 3:38pm -

  20. The Private Equity Draft

    What does the typical Private Equity analyst have in common with a professional basketball player? Other than being ballers; they are both getting drafted younger and younger, far more so on the basis of potential than that of proven skill. Taking a page ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2011 - 12:18pm -

  21. The Truth about Piper Jaffray and MM Banks

    Hi, I know that middle market banks get a lot of bad press on this site. Obviously, most of the people posting are just college students who think that the world of banking is Goldman Sachs or bust. I would love to hear some real (honest) insight from som ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 12 2009 - 1:10pm -

  22. What is considered MM?

    At what point is a fund considered middle market? Is it fund size or portfolio company EV (or both)? I have a feel for what people consider to be megafunds, but I don't have a great idea of where the MM starts. private equity middle market MM PE ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  23. Non-Target Investment Banking MM SA chances?

    Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non-target and I had a horrible freshman year (a lot of personal problems), which is reflected in my GPA. I'm going to try hard and network my way into a MM IB SA position, but i'd just like to know all of your t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:10pm -

  24. Rothschild M&A in NYC top MM firm?

    I've done a search, yes, but there's not too much info around here about Rothschild in NYC. I know that their RX is top-notch. But what about M&A? Pay, culture, learning experience, exit opps? Strong/best verticals to cover? Could one work a ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2013 - 11:17am -

  25. The 3 Benefits of Decisiveness

    I know many have been following ValueBanker14's excellent recent posts ("106 Rejections, 1 Success & Unquantifiable Perseverance", "3 lessons from 106 rejections", "5 Steps To Effective Networking") and since I have ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 13 2014 - 11:05pm -

  26. Debt Scenario Model

    For starters, I am not in IB but in Commercial Banking as a credit analyst in a MM group. My problem may seem simple to most of you but thank you in advance for taking the time to read. I am looking for advice and/or examples of how to take financial stat ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 26 2018 - 9:56am -

  27. Raymond James Superday

    I understand that there isn't a large Southern presence here, but I was curious if anybody is attending the Raymond James superday this weekend? Otherwise, does anybody have any input or insight into the company for a full-time analyst position? I kn ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 9:00pm -

  28. Upper Tier MM IB vs Wait It Out

    Hey all, Just received an offer from a top MM investment bank, and the offer is in NYC. They gave me an offer expiring next Thursday, so have less than a week to make a decision. While I'm confident I want to do investment banking, I'm a bit hes ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 19 2018 - 4:44pm -

  29. Jefferies vs. Harris Williams

    Jefferies vs. Harris Williams. Interested in everyone's thoughts for the 2 year analyst stint. How would they compare for pay, deal flow, prestige, exit opps to PE as well as other careers, exit opps to business school, culture, etc? Obviously Jeffer ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 22 2011 - 10:20pm -

  30. Cold calls to middle market IBD works?

    Hey guys, I'm looking to secure an internship for the fall/spring and just wanted to know if places like William Blair / piperjaffray / Cowen / SunTrust respond to cold calls/emails for internships. I will not be cold calling/emailing alums at these ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2011 - 1:32pm -

  31. Middle Market Funds- Level of Pay (Salary / Bonus)???

    Quick question for those in the industry: What should an Associate (first year) at a lower middle market PE shop be paid? He thinks he's underpaid and I'm not so sure. By way of background, the fund he's at is ~200- ~300 million in size. He ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 11:44am -

  32. MM IBD Advice- From a guy working in it now

    I've spend a decent amount of time on WSO...mostly during my job searching days. I'm not a power user/reader/poster (I wonder who has the time...but the forum is like reading a morning paper to some folks). Anyway, I feel its time to pay-it-fowa ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2013 - 11:37pm -

  33. MM Networking

    So this summer I networked with a recently graduated analyst at a top MM (think Harris Williams/ HLHZ /etc.) who just finished his 2 years and was on his way to PE. He was really nice and helped set me up with a phone interview with 2 of the recruiters at ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 5 2012 - 12:40am -

  34. The end of BB?

    Has the day of the BB finally come and gone? For decades places like GS, JPM, Bear Stearns and Lehmans represented the pinnacle of banking. These giants once stood proud, now out of these only 2 are left. The street is strewn with Drexel Burnham Lamberts ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 8 2010 - 1:56am -

  35. What bonus can you expect for a mid-market IBG Associate position?

    I was recently offered an Associate position out of grad school at a mid-market IB for M&A. They indicated the bonus will be competitive and significant, but didn't really give an indication as to how much that would be. Any ideas what I could ex ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2012 - 12:21pm -

  36. Please help me decide which offer to take!

    delete deletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedeletedelete middle market Commercial Banking Natural Resources Leverage Finance new job ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2016 - 7:42pm -

  37. The DAK Group- Any experience with the group?

    Anyone have any experience w/ the DAK group? They're a regional IB located in NJ. Anyone work for or interview with them? What were your experiences like? IB boutique investment bank middle market ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 6:59am -

  38. Houlihan Lokey CF / IB Groups

    Hi all- there has been a lot of talk on WSO about the deal flow and exit opps of top groups like RX, Consumer, and Industrials at Houlihan. Would you say that exit opps for the other groups (Business Services, Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, TMT, etc ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 30 2018 - 12:42am -

  39. MM IBD vs. Equity Research

    I recently received a couple of offers for analyst positions with MM firms (William Blair, Jefferies, etc.) as well as some for equity research positions (Fidelity), and am having a difficult time weighing the pros and cons of each because in some ways th ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2010 - 4:59pm -

  40. Please review my resume for FT MM IBD

    Hey everyone, I'm a rising senior at a top 20 non-Ivy target who's interested in middle market iBanking FT jobs post-graduation (think Houlihan Lokey, Jefferies, Harris Williams, etc.) Please review my resume! Thanks so much everyone! http://www ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2011 - 11:13am -

  41. William Blair vs. Baird vs. FT Partners

    Wondering about everyone's thoughts on the following three banks and locations for a 2019 IB Analyst Internship: Baird Milwaukee, William Blair Chicago, FT Partners San Francisco. I'm interested to hear people's thoughts and experiences at ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 17 2018 - 11:36pm -

  42. 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? Assum ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 17 2019 - 1:13pm -

  43. HP dumpster to PE fundster

    By now, we've all hear about the Mark Hurd scandal. But what hasn't been mentioned as readily is the axed-CEO market. Other than jail or a prominent role in facilities engineering at the same company, where is a C-level exec to go once he become ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 12 2010 - 2:16pm -

  44. Probability of becoming an Associate/Analyst

    Hi, I was wondering if you can help me analyze the probability of me becoming an Analyst / Associate in % Background- Master in Finance from semi-target. 4.0 GPA with honors (MSF, not MBA)- 1.5-2 year experience as a Real Estate Asset Management Analyst- ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 2:19am -

  45. ESOPs & fairness opinions

    I am speaking with a MM firm whose biggest business is ESOPs, but also does other traditional IB activities such as M&A, recaps, etc. I would like to hear thoughts on the skill set, exit opportunities, etc on firms who specialize in ESOPs and fairness ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2011 - 10:54pm -

  46. BMO Sponsor Finance insight?

    I'm currently interviewing with BMO Sponsor Finance for an Analyst role and would probably get brought in as a 2nd year. I've spoken with contacts at Golub and Ares and they said BMO has a solid MM group but didn't have much detail. Wonderi ...

    6 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 8 2016 - 9:30am -

  47. End Career Goal Private Equity, what should I be doing currently?

    Hey, I'm in my last semester of my undergraduate Finance program at a good business within the state of Illinois (Northern Illinois University), but no where near a target school. My end career goal is to work at or create a private equity firm. I wa ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2015 - 3:37am -

  48. Rising Junior need Serious Input

    Hey WSO. when you are cold emailing associates, can you email multiple guys at one firm with the exact same email? middle market ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 28 2017 - 8:21pm -

  49. Oppenheimer vs. Piper Jaffray

    Which would you pick for full time and why? middle market Full Time Investment Banking ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 11:43am -

  50. Job/Career Recommendation?

    I am a sophomore at a non-target. I have a summer internship with GE FMP...and can graduate in 2.5 years in Dec 2015. My end goal is to be working in Venture Capital. Is it possible to lateral from GE FMP to BB IB? I'm tryng to stick away from doing ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2014 - 1:40pm -

  51. Middle Market League Tables- List of top M&A shops

    Does anyone know where I can find middle market league tables for M&A and/or specific industries? I have exhausted both the WSO search and Google search to no avail. If I cannot access the tables directly, a list of the top m&a shops would be grea ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:05pm -

  52. Capstone Partners? Culture? Hours? Deal flow? Comp?

    Hey guys, wondering if anyone has any context on Capstone Partners (Boston HQ)? Are they a serious shop? Culture? Are comp and hours on par with the rest of the street? Thanks! capstone partners 2017 IBD middle market boutique investment bank 1st year ana ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2016 - 11:11am -

  53. MM to MF after HBS

    If one doesn't end up at a megafund after 2 years in investment banking, but rather, ends up at a MM shop for the pre-MBA stint, would it be possible to transition to a megafund after 2 years at HBS or do megafunds only take post-MBA associates that ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2012 - 12:20am -

  54. Virginia Investment Banks

    I attend a state school in Virginia, so I am applying to middle market and boutique banks throughout the south. I was wondering if anybody had any info on two firms; Sterne Agee and Davenport and Company. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Investment ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2012 - 8:57pm -

  55. Needham & Company LLC- Menlo Park Office

    Hey guys, Has anyone ever interviewed or worked for Needham & Company (especially in the Menlo Park office)? What's their culture like? What can an intern or new analyst expect? I remember someone saying that all analysts do is pitch. I mean, tha ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 3:07am -

  56. Internship Dilemma- Rising junior at non-ivy semi-target

    I am a rising junior at a non-ivy semi-target, where I have a 3.9 GPA and strong extracurriculars. I'm home working a corporate finance internship this summer, and I've been networking at some of the middle market investment banks with alums. Co ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 3:23am -

  57. The Future of Middle Market

    What do you guys think about the future of Middle Market I-Banks (top ones like Blair, Baird, HLHZ), and Middle Market PE funds? Are they likely to thrive for the next 10, 20 years? IBD middle market ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2013 - 10:02am -

  58. Harris Williams vs. Lincoln International

    Thoughts? IBanking Bulge Bracket middle market harris williams ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2011 - 1:49pm -

  59. Middle market London compensation

    I am curious about the base and bonus generally offered at middle market banks in London for 1st year associate position...from what I know BB are between 60-65k GBP, what about middle market banks, is thit the same? What about the bonus? compensation mid ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2010 - 8:00am -

  60. What is the difference between MM and Boutique?

    I would appreciate if anyone can help me answer this question. I am wondering what the difference is between middle market and boutique investment banks. Thanks for the help. boutique middle market difference ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 14 2009 - 7:06pm -

  61. Does it make sense to move to MM IB senior analyst role after 3yrs Big 4 & 2-3 yrs Corporate?

    Hi guys Have been offered opportunity to interview for an MM IB as senior analyst and wondering whether to take the opportunity. It's a North American MM player with name recognition and good deal flow in UK (volume wise alongside Top10 accountant fi ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 12 2018 - 7:50am -

  62. Current MM LBO Debt Mix/Rates/Terms

    At the moment I work in a non banking finance function. After a lot of hustle I finally secured myself an interview at a middle market firm. One part of the interview is a modeling test in which they want me to build an LBO from scratch. I have been pract ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 6:47pm -

  63. How does a recent grad with an unconventional background get into IB or S&T?

    A little about me, I spent the last few years working as a commercial model (not porn/escort services/waitress/etc, actual, legitimate modeling) to put myself through a fairly well-known business school, got my undergraduate last year, realized how questi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2015 - 9:30pm -

  64. Advice needed on interesting situation

    Hey guys, I was wondering if you have some advice on my situation. I recently graduated from a large, non-target state school, with a 3.7 GPA, and I am currently finishing up a MAcc at a big 10 school (I previously studied accounting, worked at Big 4 audi ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2014 - 4:40pm -

  65. IBD firm starting up new office and looking for volunteers

    hi all, i'm an incoming analyst at a well-respected mm / eb firm based in NYC. my firm is starting up a new office in california. they are looking for a single analyst to join them. i'm strongly considering it. i went to high school in the bay a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2014 - 2:24pm -

  66. How does making Partner work at non BB banks?

    Very straightforward question for everyone. Usually, at BBs, you'd climb the ladder to MD and then have a chance at Partner. Is it the same process for non-BB banks such as the Big 5s (RBC, BMO, TD, Scotia, CIBC), MM banks and EBs? Thanks partner Bul ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 16 2018 - 2:39pm -

  67. Pay differences between MF, upper MM, smaller shops

    What are the pay scales generally for megafunds, upper middle market firms, and smaller firms? How much does one make as a first year pre-MBA associate, second year pre-MBA associate, first year *post-MBA* associate, etc and how does the pay change based ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2013 - 4:13am -

  68. Milestone Partners

    Has anyone heard of Milestone Partners in Philadelphia, PA? If anyone has any experience interviewing with them, what was the experience like? Any insight on the firms reputation, culture, pay, hours, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanc ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2013 - 3:29pm -

  69. MM SA- FT Recruiting Resume- Need Critique

    I'm an upcoming senior at a semi-target, and I spent this last summer at a middle-market investment bank in NY as an SA. I'm preparing for FT recruiting, and I was wondering if any Certified Users /people who work in the industry can look at my ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2012 - 12:04am -

  70. How Small Would You Go?

    While BB and elite boutique banks dominate a lot of the conversation on WSO, there is usually a good number of smaller/lesser known banks in any major city. You can usually find a range of middle market, small boutiques (single digit headcount), niche spe ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 25 2012 - 11:12am -

  71. Smarter Choice for Exit Ops

    So I have the opportunity to go into GS 's PS&I group. I also have an offer on the table at a growing middle market/boutique i-bank... smaller than Jefferies, etc. Which opportunity would present better exit ops? I understand PS&I is technica ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2011 - 5:31am -

  72. less hours, less work v. something else

    I'm really interested in Lev Fin, but the company I'm joining has a small group. I heard they don't work as much, meaning less bonus. Less money doesn't bother me as much as my exit opps or my opportunities to move up. The firm has an ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2011 - 4:52pm -

  73. Philly compensation

    I am just starting a job at a philadelphia middle-market investment bank. Seeing that salary discussions are avoided at all costs at work, and that on compensation websites there are not many data points, I wanted to get your opinion on the following. I k ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2010 - 6:46am -

  74. Experienced PE/VC, ways to get noticed for new search?

    Hey monkeys. I spent the last 5 years working at a pretty private single family where we did both PE and VC, and I left as a Vice President. I got good experience but it isn't a well known or particularly respected firm. I came up through the militar ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2017 - 11:10am -

  75. Megafund vs. MM Private Equity

    Approaching the end of the year once again there are quite a few discussions and rumours floating around between analysts in the city. Who is going where, what opportunities are people looking at and what are other analysts considering a good move after y ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2012 - 8:45pm -

  76. Feed Me Questions for Q&A with a MM M&A Exec

    Hey WSO, for my blog post next week I will be posting an Interview with Cameron Hamilton. Cameron is a Prinicpal at The McLean Group, a Middle Market bank headquarted in the Washington, DC market. He was recently named a winner in The M&A Advisor' ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 13 2012 - 7:18pm -

  77. Harris Williams- Full time recruiting?

    Anyone know if they're done with full-time recruiting? Have they had any superdays and will they be having others in the near future? Thanks middle market ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 6:16am -

  78. M&A and RESTRUCTURING as an Analyst

    So I know a few "elite boutiques" have a generalist model where analysts can get staffed on both M&A or Restructuring deals, but is that common in the MM space? How would that experience look coming out of an Middle Market firm? I think I wa ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 9 2012 - 9:49am -

  79. New York MM IBD

    I started working with a small middle market IB (avg trans. $10-$75mm; closer to $20-$40 mm; think of small M&A shops like Piper Jaffray, Needham & Co, Cantor Fitzgerald, Duff & Phelps, and other small MM IB) in their NYC office. They asked if ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2012 - 3:23pm -

  80. Anyone know anything about Akin Bay?

    MM bank, anyone know anything about them or their interviews? Especially for SA. middle market ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2012 - 10:21am -

  81. MM PE Firms and Investment Banking Boutiques

    Hey Guys, I wanted to get your opinions on something I recently noticed. Obviously top boutiques place at least fairly well into megafunds and larger PE firms. But from looking around on MM PE firms' websites (CIVC, Castanea, Weston Presidio, etc), i ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2011 - 10:32pm -

  82. The Opportunity Is In The Middle of Somewhere...

    With the rumors of hiring freeze lingering around The Street, the worst of times and the dark clouds seem to be hanging around and not leaving anytime soon. With bulge bracket firms putting on the freeze and stoppage on hiring, the fear of summer analysts ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2011 - 1:48pm -

  83. Transition MM Fund to MBA to Mega Fund

    I have been working as an analyst at a local private equity shop located in Latin America which basically focuses on mid market investments in the regional market. The fund has a network with larger PE shops due to the fact that it sometimes co invests wi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2010 - 10:51am -

  84. Internship- MM Sales and Trading vs. BB Private Banking???

    I am currently a junior undergraduate student at a Big Ten University in the Midwest and have received internship offers in two different areas of investment banking. One is for a bulge bracket firm in Private Client Services, and another from a middle-ma ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 10 2010 - 8:47pm -

  85. Private equity firm Permira to buy Duff & Phelps for $1.75 billion

    Where is this firm headed? They have built an extensive IB /Restructuring practice in last one decade and have been well placed in the league tables. Can anyone talk about the opportunities and how things are for real? middle market Investment Banking Duf ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:48pm -

  86. Guggenheim ECM- Rep? Deal flow? Any insight?

    Has anyone interviewed or interned with Guggenheim's ECM division? Have a phone call getting set up with someone in the division, would love to hear more about them. Guggenheim ECM middle market ipo follow on gugg banking equity ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 1 2018 - 2:45pm -

  87. Technology vs. Consumer Industry Group

    About to accept an offer for a firm, but can't decide if I want to accept for the Technology group or the Consumer Industry group. Both are pretty good and interest me both but I'm considering things like how companies are valued in each sector ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2017 - 4:45pm -

  88. Off-the-run Investment Banks

    Hey All- Working to put together a list of small/boutique/middle market investment banks that work on smaller, squirrley, hairy, off-the-run deals and thought people here would have some insight. Help a fellow monkey out! Thinking firms like Lampert Advis ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 10 2017 - 11:29am -

  89. Middle market lending/ BDC/ Corp finance list

    Hi guys, I am looking to compile a list of firms that focuses on middle market lending. I've done a search on google, and so far, I have several list which are helpful, but not what I want. If anyone can help me out that will be great. And I have lis ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2016 - 1:10pm -

  90. Good time to lose hope in BB?

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