Win the recruiting race with the ultimate analyst's guide to the interview
The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the aspiring investment banker's guide to acing the interview and beginning your journey to the top. By merging a 'study guide' to the field with a forecast of the interview, this book helps you prepare for both content and structure; you'll brush up on important topics while getting a preview of the questions your interviewers are likely to ask. Covering financial statements, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, the discussion provides the answers to common technical questions while refreshing your understanding of the core technical analyses behind core models and analyses. Each chapter includes a list of the questions you will almost certainly be asked—along with the answers that interviewers want to hear—from the basic Q&A to the advanced technical analyses and case studies. This guide will reinforce your knowledge and give you the confidence to handle anything they can throw at you.
You will receive an expert synopsis of the major points you need to know, to ensure your understanding and ability to handle the multitude of questions in each area.
- Double-check your conceptual grasp of core finance topics
- Plan your responses to common technical and analysis questions
- Understand how to analyze and solve technical analyses and cases
- Gain insight into what interviewers want to hear from potential hires
- Become the candidate they can't turn away
You've positioned yourself as a competitive candidate, and the right job right now can chart your entire career's trajectory. Now you just have to win the recruiting race. The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the ultimate preparation guide to getting the job you want.
About the Author
PAUL PIGNATARO is the founder and CEO of the New York School of Finance (NYSF). He has over thirteen years of experience in investment banking and private equity in business mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, asset divestitures, asset acquisitions, and debt and equity transactions covering the oil, gas, power and utility, internet and technology, real estate, defense, travel, banking, and service industries. At NYSF, Mr. Pignataro continues to participate on the training team, actively providing training at bulge bracket banks and M&A teams at corporations and billion dollar funds. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. Pignataro worked at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1 billion private equity firm affiliated with buyout giant Thomas H. Lee Partners. Prior to that, he worked in the Investment Banking department of Morgan Stanley.
Table of Contents
About the Author xvii
PART ONE Introduction to Investment Banking 1
CHAPTER 1 Investment Banking Recruiting 3
PART TWO Financial Statements 9
CHAPTER 2 Financial Statements Overview 11
CHAPTER 3 Financial Statements Questions 38
PART THREE Valuation 103
CHAPTER 4 Valuation Overview 105
CHAPTER 5 Valuation Questions 114
PART FOUR Mergers and Acquisitions 139
CHAPTER 6 Mergers and Acquisitions Overview 141
CHAPTER 7 Mergers and Acquisitions Questions 162
PART FIVE Leveraged Buyouts 207
CHAPTER 8 Leveraged Buyouts Overview 209
CHAPTER 9 Leveraged Buyouts Questions 228
About the Companion Website 261