Investment banking is an industrial division also termed as corporate finance split into 2 sections; industries and products. The purpose of this divisions is provision of advisory on mergers and transactions, transactions, and to arrange finance for these transactions.
Investment banks can be categorized into a boutique or a regional bank and a ‘bulge bank’. Bulge banks are very large banks offering a full service approach to clients and businesses. Among the top nine bulge banks in the world include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, Deutsche and Credit Suisse.
Boutique banks are relatively smaller in size compared to bulge banks. They particularly focuses on industry and specific products offering. Most of the time, they are established by a banker interested in owning his own company. Among the contemporary high profile boutiques include Evercore, Piper Jaffray, Lazard, Jefferies & Co. and Moelis.
When the government or a prospective companies seek to establish a relationship with an investment bank, they are looking for a financial partner who can guide them through the commercial landscape. Investment banks offer products grouped into.
Strategic and financial advisory on mergers, take overs, sales and purchases of companies
Advisory services on equity and equity derived products including shares, Initial Public Offer (IPO), secondary offerings and capital raises.
Advisory services on structuring and raising of debts to finance corporate activities or acquisitions
Issuance of high profile debts to firms or governments
Distinctive investment banks focuses on particular industry like for instance the energy sector but they carry out their activities on distinctive deals for firm in the industry. The chief of an investment banker is to introduce lenders to companies whenever they require capital. What they is to cultivate relationships with private investors and venture capitalists.
About Martin Lustgarten
Martin Lustgarten is an investor banker. Martin is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the boutique company, Lustgarten. He established his investment bank to target corporate clients in the investment banking field, Miami.
His boutique company offer a variety of services for his corporate clients including advisory services on corporate restructuring, stock markets, securities, mergers and acquisitions. His long list of corporate clients is evidence for his reputation over the years in the industry.
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