Greenhill is a leading M&A advisory firm that cares about giving its interns a strong learning experience. Interns work on live deals alongside clients and senior bankers. Full-time junior bankers work on lean deal teams, getting extraordinary responsibility and close interaction with senior bankers. At Greenhill, the people are polite, kind, helpful, and supportive.
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Greenhill is looking for smart, industrious, proactive, ethical, and candidates who are technically willing to learn, and ready to take on a lot of responsibility. The firm runs a highly valuable internship program, offering students live deal experience and a good mix of social events, introductions to senior bankers, and mentorship. Full-time junior bankers get a very high level of responsibility while working on lean deal times alongside senior bankers. Juniors get to attend client meetings and have access to mentors.
While hours can be long and demanding, given the lean deal teams, there is no face time, and the relationships between seniors and juniors are very healthy. Compensation, meanwhile, could be improved. While it is very competitive at the analyst l...
Greenhill calls itself “a unique investment banking firm,” and to be sure, it follows a model quite unlike the structure of its behemoth competitors. At Greenhill, independence is the guiding philosophy; because it’s not part of a larger financial institution, the firm avoids the conflicts of interest inherent in those firms. Greenhill’s second rule is focus. It has no research, trading, or lending divisions to distract from its advisory work, which includes mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, capital raisings, and secondary fund investment sales.
The firm is a relatively young one by Wall Street standards: about 26 years old. In 1996, Robert F. Greenhill, former head of Smith Barney and former president of Morgan Stanley, struck out on his own and founded an eponymous boutique firm. He led ...