Types of Investment Banking Positions—Part 2: Divisions

As mentioned in Part 1 of “Types of Investment Banking Positions,“ because investment banking experience is traditionally seen as critical to positions in private equity or business development, we should spend some time discussing certain aspects that any candidate should know before pursing a position in this industry.  Part 1 of this discussion focused on…

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Types of Investment Banking Positions—Part 1: Position Levels

As mentioned in prior discussions, in order to obtain a position relating to Private Equity or Business Development, many employers will require candidates have investment banking experience.  Although many reasons for this requirement exist, the primary reasons for this requirement are the following: (i) experience as an investment banker develops the skills needed to perform…

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Career Profile: Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate Responsibilities

In a prior discussion, we talked about resume writing tips for landing a position in M&A, Venture Capital and/or Private Equity. In connection with that discussion, we briefly mentioned the primary ways candidates may add value to the M&A process. During this discussion, we should discuss further the primary responsibilities of a Private Equity and/or…

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M&A in Developing Markets—Development Finance Institutions

When pursuing opportunities in Merger & Acquisitions, most professionals concentrate their attention on private financial institutions that operate in this arena, such as investment banks and private equity/venture capital firms.  However, given the significant gaps in capital provided to developing economies, a number of governments and non-profit groups have organized “Development Finance Institutions” (DFIs) with…

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