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  2. What are considered to be the best TMT groups in LA, NY, and SF individually; please provide both BB and boutique. I know different banks choose to have their TMT groups in different locations, so was just curious where they were. Where is the best TMT gr ...

    91 comments6 May 2020 -

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  4. I have some great reports. TMT, Internet Industry reports by BBs. One report is on 2015 U.S. Consumer Internet Outlook 476 pager! research report free download TMT Internet Salary ...

    92 comments23 Aug 2019 -

  5. Tech Banking Tiers

    Investment Banking

    I've done some research but can't find a updated review of various tech banking groups. From what I've seen, the consensus for top tier seem to be GS SF, MS Menlo Park and Qatalyst. Could anyone shed some light about other BB /Boutique tech ...

    49 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Hello fellow Monkeys, I hope everyone is doing well in these crazy times. In light of the Barclays FSG thread, I would love to hear thoughts (culture/exit opps/hours) for the Barclays TMT group in NY. I realize there is an old thread regarding the group, ...

    12 comments15 May 2020 -

  7. UBS TMT

    Investment Banking

    How's exit opps from this group? How does it stack up against Financial Sponsors and M&A? UBS IBD PE Exit Opps TMT Salary ...

    53 comments3 Sep 2019 -

  8. If you had an offer from GS or MS TMT group and Qatalyst Partners for an analyst position, which would you take? I'm honestly having a hard time with this. Since starting in 2008 Qatalyst has done $70B in TMT advisory and has truly set itself apart a ...

    52 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  9. Top TMT groups other than GS MS

    Investment Banking

    What are the top TMT groups on the street after GS and MS? Also, any places with a particularly strong media practice? Investment Banking TMT Salary ...

    60 comments12 May 2019 -

  10. What makes it special versus other high-deal flow groups (Healthcare, etc) and say GS Sponsors? I can understand MS M&A since its the best M&A group, etc but why is GS TMT considered so great? Is it just great deal flow? gs TMT Salary ...

    113 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  11. Goldman TMT- SF vs NYC?

    Investment Banking

    When people talk about GS TMT being very "prestigious" and having great exit opps, etc., is this just for the NYC group? How does the SF group do in terms of hours/pay/exits? For someone in college, is it better to do SA /full time in NYC (for T ...

    29 comments6 May 2020 -

  12. Best TMT groups on the Street?

    Investment Banking

    Wanted to get people's opinion on this. Best all around TMT groups based on deal flow, comp exits etc. Exit Opps TMT ...

    17 comments26 Aug 2018 -

  13. Fire away TMT ...

    30 comments5 Sep 2015 -

  14. Hello! I was hoping that someone could shed light on which group would provide me with the best learning experience for exits into PE? Will any of these groups pigeon hole you? As in if I am in TMT, will I not get to work on bigger deals because of the na ...

    9 comments15 May 2020 -

  15. Preparing for a TMT interview

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys, So suppose you having been working in a BB for two years in ECM / DCM and have gotten the opportunity to interview for industry groups, specifically, TMT. What would be the best way to prepare for such an interview. Would the interview be very mu ...

    43 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  16. Citi TMT dissolving?

    Investment Banking

    A1 here. Just got pinged for a job at Citi TMT but heard through a buddy at NYC BB that 7 associates have quit in past two months. Can anyone confirm? Citi TMT Salary United States- Northeast ...

    19 comments6 May 2020 -

  17. 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 comments4 Sep 2017 -

  18. 2nd year- TMT M&A Analyst AMA

    Investment Banking

    This is a throwaway account because a lot of people know me on my usual handle. I am starting to get sick of my family and my blackberry surprisingly has not gone off in the last couple of hours, so I figured that I would try to give back to WSO, which ha ...

    22 comments4 Jan 2016 -

  19. BAML TMT

    Investment Banking

    I have an informational interview with an alum at BofA soon and he might ask me what groups I'm interested in. Media is the industry that interests me the most so I'd probably say TMT. Does anyone know anything about this group at BAML? What are ...

    31 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  20. MS Menlo Superday 2012

    Investment Banking

    Has anyone heard back or know when MS Menlo has their superday? Had a few interviews a while back but have heard nothing since. TMT menlo Salary United States- West ...

    17 comments6 May 2020 -

  21. MT NY or Tech NY?

    Investment Banking

    I'm an incoming associate that's going to a BB with a split MT & Tech group. It seems that I have to choose one or the other. What are people's thoughts in terms of deal flow for each sector over the next few years? Tech in NY seems to ...

    13 comments6 May 2020 -

  22. Citi TMT Team--Deal Flow?

    Investment Banking

    Guys, anyone has any idea on how strong is Citi 's TMT franchise in NY /SF/Palo Alto wherever it is based. I know they hired Union Square Advisors' founder last year, but hoping to get the view on current deal flow there? thanks a lot! Citi TMT ...

    15 comments6 May 2020 -

  23. Hi everyone, I recently took an internship offer at one of the Bulge Brackets' TMT groups in San Francisco area. Just to get a clearer picture of this industry, I am interested in knowing more about the differences between BBs in the TMT space. I hav ...

    12 comments6 May 2020 -

  24. Is there generally any advantages to networking with Analysts? The only advantage I see is if you hit it off with them, they can refer you to an Associate, VP, or MD. So, essentially, to work your way up the ladder. I know at smaller boutiques, Analysts a ...

    24 comments11 Apr 2013 -

  25. GS TMT vs FIG

    Investment Banking

    Hey all, Landed a GS offer through their regular process (target school). Had two TMT interviewers and two FIG interviews during my process- both sets responded to my follow-ups and offered to speak to me about their groups. I realize that these are consi ...

    17 comments25 Oct 2017 -

  26. Citi strengths

    Investment Banking

    Hi All I am a first year MBA student in a stop 5 school, interviewing for Summer Associate at some bulge brackets next week. I have a technology background so I am aware that JPM, GS, MS, CS are really strong TMT teams. I have an interview with Citi as we ...

    17 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  27. Exit Opps from TMT Boutique

    Investment Banking

    I know firms like Raine, LionTree, Allen & Co, Union Square Advisors, Financial Technology Partners, etc don't have a lot of precedence for exit opps, but do they still get looks from recruiters for PE? In general, how are the exit opps coming fr ...

    14 comments21 Mar 2017 -

  28. 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 Salary United States- Northeast ...

    19 comments17 Dec 2010 -

  29. 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 comments6 May 2020 -

  30. Hi Guys, I have two offers: One is for GS Leveraged Finance and the other is for the Morgan Stanley TMT Group. Which one should I choose regarding working hours, lifestyle and exit opportunities? (Salary is roughly the same) Thanks for your help! Goldman ...

    14 comments18 Jan 2010 -

  31. BAML TMT vs. BarCap

    Job Search Advice

    I'm currently considering BofA ML TMT or Barclays Capital Generalist IBD... I was wondering if you could help me out with two questions. This is for FT Analyst. Does anyone have any info on how good BofA ML TMT is? Would you reccomend to accept BofA ...

    14 comments1 Feb 2010 -

  32. I was looking through job postings on GoldmanSachs.com and found this: http://www.goldmansachs.com/a/data/jobs/30807.html It looks like a regular IBD TMT Associate job, job title: Associate, IBD10814SRTMT Typical description stuff: Duties: Structures, ana ...

    11 comments25 Nov 2014 -

  33. TMT groups- DB vs Citi??

    Investment Banking

    Which one would you pick between Citi TMT or DB TMT? I know Citi has had a lot of troubles and departures recently, but does it still have more prestige than DB? are S bulge brackets still better perceived? ...

    13 comments4 Jun 2010 -

  34. tl;dr: Assessing career next steps. Pros / cons of IBD associate vs. Corp dev. Like many of you, I've been following WSO over the years and am in need of some advice. I've done 3 years of banking and am now thinking about next steps for my caree ...

    9 comments11 Jan 2017 -

  35. Wells Fargo TmT

    Investment Banking

    I hear this bank is coming up the ranks rapidly, but how good is their TMT platform? Can one still just expect to pitch all day? TMT WF Salary ...

    11 comments31 Jul 2012 -

  36. TMT news sites for banking

    Investment Banking

    I am moving from a mid market bank where I've been covering The chem sector for the past ~1.5+ years over to a relatively new boutique advisory shop where I'll be joining the TMT group they are building. I was hoping some of you currently (or pr ...

    8 comments11 Jan 2018 -

  37. Hi fellow WSO-ers, I have a silly question for you all. I say silly because the answer will be probably obvious to most of you (if not all) and that's what I'm counting on. Just moved to the US from France for personal reasons. Here I am, having ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  38. TMT vs. Consumer/Retail

    Investment Banking

    Hi All, I just wanted to see if anyone could give me any ideas about the placement opportunities at BB between the Consumer/Retail space and the TMT sector. Assuming roughly equal quality of groups at the bank and being at a non- GS /MS/ JPM BB, where wou ...

    8 comments8 Apr 2015 -

  39. East Coast Technology M&A

    Investment Banking

    It seems like everything I read about Technology M&A is based out of SF. Is it possible to focus on technology M&A but be based in New York? If so, is that more commonly done through finding a tech industry coverage group in New York or just join ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  40. Best TMT Groups?

    Investment Banking

    What BB investment banks have the best TMT group? I do not mean Tech or Media or Telecom I only mean TMT. I would preferably like to only know the NY location as well. I already know that Goldman has the best TMT group but what other companies are up ther ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  41. Getting into a TMT Group

    Investment Banking

    Hey guys, long time lurker here. I've searched, but haven't found anything to answer my question, which is: Will studying/doing research in CS in college help me get placed into a TMT group? I'm at an Ivy target. I really want to work in a ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  42. TMT PE Ratio

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know the typical average PE ratio for telecom, print media companies? TMT ...

    7 comments27 Oct 2014 -

  43. Not much information on this highly successful TMT boutique shop. Anyone have good intel on these guys? Yes I know they work on TMT deals and own the SoftBank relationship and etc. But what about culture, hours for junior employees, leadership and directi ...

    5 comments2 Jan 2019 -

  44. Houlihan Lokey TMT

    Investment Banking

    Can anyone offer any insight on the culture, deal flow, hours and reputation of Houlhan Lokey's TMT practice in San Francisco? Houlihan Lokey san francisco TMT Salary- United States- West ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  45. I believe if it goes on CNBC/MNSBC/CNN/FOX NEWS then the stock will take a hit. It will play out like this.... Major news stations get a hold of it. They run clip and bring in panel of "experts" that argue about race in America or sex in America ...

    7 comments24 Apr 2011 -

  46. What's in TMT?

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I want to get to know more about some specifics in IBD. In the TMT (tech, media, telecom) coverage group, what do you really do in there? Thanks a lot. IBD TMT ...

    7 comments29 Aug 2010 -

  47. Question to TMT Analyst

    Investment Banking

    Question to a current TMT analyst. What are the current industry trends or what questions could be considered as 'smart' to ask to a TMT senior banker? Would appreciate any comment. Thanks TMT ...

    7 comments27 Jul 2009 -

  48. Tech Valuation text suggestions

    Investment Banking

    Can anyone from TMT suggest a basics book of tech based valuations? IBanking TMT ...

    6 comments14 Feb 2013 -

  49. Considering offers from the TMT group at UBS and Wells Fargo. Hoping to get some feedback. UBS Wells Fargo TMT summer associate Salary ...

    6 comments15 Jan 2012 -

  50. Spoke with a guy at BAML

    Investment Banking

    Spoke with a family friend who recruits for BAML at an Ivy (I think he does other stuff too, not sure yet) about how to best prepare myself for TMT M&A and he said that every internship I have from now on should be in TMT M&A. I should not do corp ...

    6 comments10 Aug 2011 -

  51. Liberty Media/B&N

    Investment Banking

    Anyone know who's advising Liberty on their offer for Barnes and Noble? Investment Banking media TMT Salary ...

    6 comments26 May 2011 -

  52. Both industries are interesting and have a lot of developments happening within them. I know that Technology and Healthcare go hand in hand often- does this mean that the Healthcare group will cover a healthcare technology company or would that be covered ...

    3 comments2 Jun 2020 -

  53. In terms of PE-exits, what are the top teams at UBS (London)? Considering M&A, Technology, GIG and FIG. Also for PE-exit ops, UBS or Greenhill (both in London)? Any input regarding IBD at UBS (Ldn) would be much appreciated. ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  54. Thoughts on TMT in 2016

    Investment Banking

    As you may know, tech IPOs had one of their worst years in 2015, and there are murmurs of a bubble in private tech valuations, esp. at the higher valued companies (unicorn-level). At the same time, M&A was at an all-time high in 2015. I will be joinin ...

    4 comments27 Feb 2016 -

  55. Hi Guys, I'm a sophomore at a non target and have been reading about IB for some time. I'm interested in Leveraged Finance and TMT (I know they are different but I like them both). I was wondering if you could give me some good resources where I ...

    4 comments28 Jun 2015 -

  56. Thanks. Corporate Strategy business development media TMT corporate development ...

    4 comments19 Nov 2014 -

  57. Does anyone have a summary of the trends in TMT or have any idea where I could learn this? Thanks TMT ...

    4 comments22 Oct 2014 -

  58. If a student comes from a finance/accounting/economics major in undergrad and wants to seek a position in an investment bank's TMT group, what would be recommended to prepare for the sector to compete against computer science/engineering majors who m ...

    4 comments8 Apr 2014 -

  59. Found this thought it was really funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBVXDNP5bJI&feature... Goldman Excel gs sa PE intern MS summer analyst TMT ...

    4 comments24 Apr 2011 -

  60. Two industries that interest me greatly are " natural resources" and "technology, media and telecom" and I am giving serious consideration to pursuing these groups for full-time in July. Anyway, we all know that deal flow is down signi ...

    4 comments18 Feb 2009 -

  61. Bryan Garnier

    Investment Banking

    Anyone have insight into the hours, compensation, and/or exit opps for Bryan Garnier & Co? If you have info on comparable boutiques (in Europe), that would help too. Thanks! healthcare renewable energy TMT luxury Salary All Europe ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  62. As the topic title says, anyone heard of Digital Capital Advisors? Rep, exit opps, hours/culture/lifestyle, deal flow, etc.? Founded by an entrepreneur seems to be doing decently well. Outside of their website and googling couldn't find too much info ...

    3 comments23 Oct 2018 -

  63. Jefferies Case Study Interview

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know if Jefferies has case-study interviews?? I was told that their interviews are very technical. I am going for Lateral. Thanks, any advise is much appreciated! Investment Banking interview M&A Banking Jefferies case study TMT Interview ...

    3 comments27 Aug 2013 -

  64. Hello all- I have a final round coming up for an infrastructure fund focused on telecom, airports, roads. I have read a lot of posts on modeling type of case studies and am comfortable with those, but can someone provide tips or general idea of how more o ...

    2 comments10 Apr 2020 -

  65. Another one bites the dust...

    Investment Banking

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/ubs-tech-ba... UBS Investment Banking credit suisse TMT ...

    3 comments25 Apr 2011 -

  66. Can anyone provide any color on the following banks regarding their tech / fintech coverage? Any info appreciated regarding dealflow, comp, culture, etc. How would you rank them? For NYC. Jefferies Cowen Nomura Rothschild PJ Solomon FT Partners GP Bullhou ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  67. Now that Evercore 's M&A NYC Analyst class is getting bigger (~50 Analysts) and they are placing Analysts into groups earlier- I was wondering what the top groups at Evercore are considered to be? I'm interested from a deal flow perspective, ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  68. Hey Guys- Wondering if I'm completely insane here or just stupid. I've been working in Large Cap TMT companies in a variety of roles for the past decade: Corp Dev, Biz Dev, marketing, management consulting, analytics. Past few years, I took the ...

    2 comments23 Jun 2019 -

  69. I am reevaluating my career path, any input and advice would be appreciated. How are the exit opportunities for a CFA level 3 candidate working in corporate credit ratings at a CRA for the TMT industry (masters/ MBA position with client and c-suite intera ...

    2 comments19 Sep 2018 -

  70. GS TMT / Industrials- London

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know how work is allocated to analysts & associates in this team? Do you exclusively work on just TMT or Industrials; do you do both?; or is it time in one and then you switch to the other? Also, for people that have interviewed for this t ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  71. I searched various threads on this forum for fintech banking options but could not find a clear answer. Could someone please point at some exit options after doing 2-3 years of Investment Banking in FinTech coverage (as part of FIG or TMT but focusing jus ...

    2 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  72. I have found this forum to be useful for quite a bit of information and would like to thank all the contributors for their insights. I would like to pick your brain on one of the issues I need to make up my mind on in 2 weeks. I am a first year MBA studen ...

    2 comments8 Sep 2015 -

  73. TMT reports

    Off Topic

    Hi I'm looking for some reports covering TMT sector overview, preferably from 2014 up. I have already found some Deloitte, KPMG and PwC insights but that's too little. I have also read @WallStreetPlayboys topics from this forum. If you have some ...

    2 comments15 Jan 2015 -

  74. Hi All, I have an upcoming interview with Cartesian, formerly known as TMNG Global, and the company advertises itself as a strategy consulting firm in the digital media, technology, and telecommunications space. However, after reading about some of its hi ...

    2 comments8 May 2014 -

  75. Hey everyone, Was hoping to get some insight into example consulting engagements that occur for technology, media, and telecommunication clients? (in the U.S.) Thanks, Proboscis consulting mbb technology media TMT project engagement ...

    2 comments25 Jun 2012 -

  76. TMT vs High Technology

    Investment Banking

    Hi guys, Just a quick question that I can't seem to find an answer to online. Is High Technology (such as at GS) the same as TMT, or does it fall under the umbrella of TMT (let's assume also at GS) or is it a completely separate group? Do they w ...

    2 comments17 May 2012 -

  77. Anyone know where I can find rankings of various research groups? I'm particularly curious about how MS TMT stacks up with the rest of The Street. Thanks. MS rankings TMT Salary ...

    2 comments22 Apr 2010 -

  78. For a few personal and professional reasons, I left a BB to join a smaller boutique. This has come with a promotion up a year in standing & pay well-above street (190k base as an Associate 2). I am greatly enjoying it, but the inner ambition in me is ...

    1 comment21 Jan 2020 -

  79. TMT IB VS 10Bn HF

    Investment Banking

    How would you evaluate these two opportunities? A media focused boutique M&A shop and an alternative HF w ~10Bn AUM. If I were to work for the M&A shop for 2 years would I have a chance to get into the HF if I want to? senior at a target ivy this ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  80. TMT London meet-up

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi guys I cover TMT in London (from IB) and I love my sector. As the passion grew, I actually found myself learning things like software development and network engineering as a hobby. I am keen to meet up with like-minded people who work in TMT to discus ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  81. London TMT meet-up

    Private Equity

    Hi guys I cover TMT in London (from IB, not buy-side) and I love my sector. As the passion grew, I actually found myself learning things like software development as a hobby. Some clients love when there is a banker in the room who actually understands th ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  82. What are elephants and zebras? What are elephants and zebras? What are elephants and zebras? What are elephants and zebras? What are elephants and zebras? biglaw M&A TMT ...

    1 comment20 Nov 2019 -

  83. I've always been excited for what phones will be capable of in the coming 5-10 years. Sprint seems to be gearing up for a big 5G launch, however.. it looks like it'll be useless? Sprint Corp. said it planned to launch a commercial fifth-generati ...

    1 comment18 Nov 2019 - Anonymous Monkey

  84. TMT stands for Technology, Media and Telecommunications and is an industry group within a company. In investment banks, the Technology, Media & Telecom team is part of the IBD and work with all companies in that sector on corporate finance, advisory, ...

    31 Jul 2012 -

  85. Working in a Tech Firm

    Other Industries

    Hi All As a new joiner with a listed technology firm (in the digital infrastructure space), i've had difficulties understanding the various terms (on any topics such as AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT, Network) used by the sales/products te ...

    1 comment25 Oct 2018 -

  86. TMT Boutique

    Investment Banking

    Fellow monkeys, There are a couple of old threads about Arma Partners with very little info. Any recent joiners who might have some additional junior perspective on what life is like behind Arma walls in London? (Besides the obvious quality of dealflow wh ...

    6 May 2020 -

  87. TMT Sectors

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know how companies are classified within TMT? I've seen companies like Deezer and Spotify put into Media. Is this always the case or does it depend on the bank (and the influence of MDs)? TMT ...

    22 Oct 2014 -

  88. TMT Deal Activity in EMEA

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could give a high level overview of which of the product groups (M&A, divestitures, ECM- IPO, ECM- SEO, DCM- IG, DCM- HY etc.) is most common in each strand of TMT, particularly in EMEA. There seems to be a lot of M& ...

    2 May 2014 -

  89. If you are confused by all the lingo getting thrown around Wall Street and the WSO forums, you've come to the right place. We know it can be confusing but don't worry, we are here to help! Below you will find a comprehensive list of finance acro ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  90. Coverage group guides/resources

    Investment Banking

    Hi all, Curious to know if anyone can recommend any books/websites/resources etc... that focus on specific coverage groups in general, and TMT in particular. Suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers, BR Guide TMT coverage group ...

    1 comment26 Oct 2012 -

  91. Guggenheim TMT and FinTech

    Investment Banking

    What is the consensus on Guggenheim TMT / FinTech expertise? Currently at a boutique focusing on FIG and would like to make transition to another industry focus. Any info on firm/group reputation, analyst compensation, working environment, etc. would be v ...

    1 comment9 May 2011 -

  92. How to get into a tech group

    Investment Banking

    Do you guys have any advice to break into TMT groups? Do BB and tech boutiques look for anything particular on resumes when evaluating candidates? I really want to work in this space but I'm afraid that my business curriculum isn't enough to con ...

    3 May 2011 -