Preface

Investment banks perform two major functions. First, they act as intermediaries between investors, or suppliers of capital, and entities that request capital such as corporations. Second, investment banks advise corporations on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and other major corporate actions.

Jobs within the investment banking industry vary widely; some roles can be very lucrative and as a result be highly sought after and competitive.

This book seeks to give any student or professional interested in the investment banking industry the technical tools to ace an investment banking interview. Having worked in the investment banking industry, I will give my personal perspective on what the investment banking interview process is like. I will provide advice and strategy on how to best navigate such an interview process. The book will contain a series of standard investment banking and interview preparation questions that increase in difficulty. We will also go through a series of case studies important for later-stage investment banking and private equity interviews. This book is the ideal go-to guide for anyone who is looking to break into the industry.

HOW THIS BOOK IS STRUCTURED

This book is divided into five parts:

  1. Introduction to Investment Banking
  2. Core Financial Statements
  3. Valuation
  4. Mergers and Acquisitions
  5. Leveraged Buyouts

Each part will aim to give a brief overview of the core concepts: enough to better your knowledge for investment banking interviews ...

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