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Investment Banking Handbook


The Investment Banking Handbook offers a solid grounding in the general knowledge required for Investment Banking Division, Markets, Finance, Operations, Risk and Compliance interviews and internships. The handbook includes:

• A description of the role of different banking divisions
• Consideration of issues relating to starting, running and growing a business
• Analysis of different methods of purchasing and selling businesses
• A breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of various types of financing
• Descriptions of different business valuation techniques and methods
• An introduction to basic economics concepts and financial accounting
• An insight into the M&A process, complete with an overview of key parties that are typically involved
• Descriptions of the processes that facilitate transactions involving debt and equity finance
• Focused sections on the Investment Banking and Markets divisions
• Definitions of key commercial terms
• An overview of key Microsoft Excel formulas and shortcuts
• Explanations of how to tackle market sizing questions and brainteasers
• General interview advice relating to competency, commercial awareness and case study interviews and guidance on how to convert internships into full-time jobs
• A recommended reading list

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