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Why Cantor Fitzgerald for Investment Banking? / Overview of Cantor Fitzgerald

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Cantor Fitzgerald is a middle market financial services firm with offices in 32 cities across the globe. In addition to investment banking, it offers asset management, real estate, fixed income, and equities services among others.

Cantor Fitzgerald has been expanding its footprint in the real estate market, completing $118mm in acquisitions through its REIT vehicle in H1 2022.

Cantor Fitzgerald Overview

Remember that in order to craft a great answer to the common question "Why this Firm?", it's your responsibility to read articles and speak with employees. If you are interviewing with Cantor Fitzgerald, you should make sure you know:

  • 1 deal that the investment banking group has done

  • 1 person at the firm (ideally someone who would have influence over your recruiting process)

  • 1 business model-specific detail to mention

We articulate how you can answer this question thoughtfully in our Investment Banking Course. We also cover all technical and qualitative information you need to get a top investment banking offer.

Big 3 Qualitative Questions

Selected Transaction

Cantor Fitzgerald has been very active in the SPAC markets, advising European luxury fashion chain Lanvin Group on its listing to the NYSE. Lanvin Group accomplished this through a reverse merger with acquisition vehicle Primavera.

  • Transaction Description: Lanvin Group entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Primavera Capital Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:PV) from Primavera Capital Acquisition LLC and others in a reverse merger transaction. All of Lanvin Group's existing shareholders will roll 100% of their shares.

  • Transaction Value: $1.9B

  • Transaction Date: Announced February 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Cantor Fitzgerald

  • Description: Cantor Fitzgerald’s Investment Banking Division is a leading provider of advisory and capital markets services to corporate and financial sponsor clients across the globe

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: Cantor Fitzgerald is not publicly traded

  • Founded: 1945

  • Employees: 1,600

  • Chief Executive Officer: Howard Lutnick

  • Headquarters: New York, USA


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Cantor Fitzgerald Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald is $90k - $95k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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