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 Private Equity Firms

One thing to keep in mind when targeting private equity firms for potential opportunities is that each firm has a selected strategy, which ultimately dictates who their ideal candidate will be.  This discussion will attempt to summarize the general types of private equity firms, which may help candidates select which will be the best fit…

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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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Resume Writing for M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Positions

Having a well-written resume is key to landing a position in M&A, Venture Capital and/or Private Equity. Writing a resume for one of these positions is distinctive from other types of resumes because it generally requires experience in finance as a requirement for being considered for a position. Specifically, the ideal candidate will have the…

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