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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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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