Tag: M&A

Strong M&A activity bright spot in Wall Street’s sluggish Q1

With every U.S. bank having reported first quarter earnings, one thing has become clear: M&A activity is officially back. The value of the deals announced during the first…

The culture shift among M&A bankers

M&A bankers have always been jet-setting types, needing to travel and work around the clock in order to ensure a deal completes. However, if you’re working in the…

How to make it in M&A: Follow your passion and always have an eye on the next career move

If you’re a student trying to break into a role in M&A in Europe, you’d have every reason to believe that prospects were a little bleak. Investment bankers…

Citi loses energy head to expanding private equity firm

A senior energy investment banker at Citigroup, Ekaterina Zotova, has left after two years to take a role at an expanding private equity company backed by Russian oligarch…

Daily Dispatches – Why being a psychopath is good for a career in finance

That is, says the Financial Times, in an article entitled The psychopath’s guide to finance careers, unless you want to be a fund manager. The FT reports that…

IBD hiring is on the uptick despite a slowdown in M&A activity in Asia in 2013

Merger and acquisition activity in Asia has slowed in the year to date compared to 2013, according to data from Dealogic, but recruitment consultants in the region report…

Sectors explained: Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions  Big deals, sharp suits and intense competition When people think of investment banking, it’s invariably the sharp-suited individuals working on big deals in the mergers &

Daily Dispatches – Unexpected rise in Singapore’s Q1 GDP

Singapore’s first quarter GDP rose unexpectedly in the first three months of 2013, beating government predictions of a contraction in growth over the period. Better than expected conditions…

Damn: these are all the banks which appear to have ALREADY FILLED all their front office graduate places in London for 2013

If you want to work in investment banking when you graduate, you probably envisage yourself as an M&A banker. Or maybe a trader. Or maybe a little something…

CV: UCL Student who wants to work in M&A. SCORE=77%

EDUCATION University College London (UCL), United Kingdom  2011 – Present BSc (Econ) Economics – Expected Graduation: 2014 (1st Class Honours) Achieved average of 77% (overall 3rd in course of&hellip

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