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The Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking, + Website

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Series Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface
    1. How This Book Is Structured
  6. Introduction
    1. Overview of Major Divisions
    2. Standard Hierarchy
  7. About the Author
  8. Part One: Introduction to Investment Banking
    1. Chapter 1: Investment Banking Recruiting
      1. Networking and Interviewing
  9. Part Two: Financial Statements
    1. Chapter 2: Financial Statements Overview
      1. The Income Statement
      2. Revenue
      3. Cost of Goods Sold
      4. Operating Expenses
      5. Other Income
      6. Depreciation and Amortization
      7. Interest
      8. Taxes
      9. Nonrecurring and Extraordinary Items
      10. Distributions
      11. Shares
      12. The Cash Flow Statement
      13. Cash Flow from Operating Activities
      14. Cash Flow from Investing Activities
      15. Cash Flow from Financing Activities
      16. The Balance Sheet
      17. Assets
      18. Liabilities
      19. Depreciation
      20. Straight-Line Depreciation
      21. Accelerated Depreciation
      22. Deferred Taxes
      23. Working Capital
      24. Debt Schedule
    2. Chapter 3: Financial Statements Questions
      1. Practice Questions
      2. Answers
  10. Part Three: Valuation
    1. Chapter 4: Valuation Overview
      1. Book Value
      2. Market Value
      3. Enterprise Value
      4. Multiples
      5. Three Core Methods of Valuation
    2. Chapter 5: Valuation Questions
      1. Practice Cases
      2. Answers
  11. Part Four: Mergers and Acquisitions
    1. Chapter 6: Mergers and Acquisitions Overview
      1. The M&A Process
      2. Accretion/Dilution Analysis
      3. Step 1: Obtaining a Purchase Price
      4. Step 2: Estimating Sources and Uses of Funds
      5. Step 3: Creating a Pro-Forma Analysis
      6. Summary
      7. Drivers
    2. Chapter 7: Mergers and Acquisitions Questions
      1. Practice Questions
      2. Practice Cases
      3. Answers
  12. Part Five: Leveraged Buyouts
    1. Chapter 8: Leveraged Buyouts Overview
      1. Cash Availability, Interest, and Debt Pay-Down
      2. Operations Improvements
      3. Multiple Expansion
      4. What Makes A Good Leveraged Buyout?
      5. Exit Opportunities
      6. Leveraged Buyout Technical Analysis
      7. Purchase Price
      8. Sources and Uses of Funds
      9. IRR Analysis
    2. Chapter 9: Leveraged Buyouts Questions
      1. Practice Questions
      2. Practice Cases
      3. Answers
      4. Conclusion
  13. About the Companion Website
  14. Index
  15. End User License Agreement