Ok, the existence of a junior M&A banker may be limited to 14 hour days in boiler rooms churning out pitch-books and finessing financial models, but life as a senior dealmaker is a little more complex.
Firstly, you need to have contacts who might want to do some deals. Secondly, you need to persuade those contacts to actually do the deals.
For anyone wondering how the latter comes to pass, anonymous investment banking blogger the iBanker has made a little video outlining the specifics. We’ve embedded it below. Basically, the role of a senior M&A banker amounts to that of a highly talented bluffer.