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Why Guggenheim Securities for Investment Banking? / Overview of Guggenheim Securities

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Guggenheim Securities is an elite boutique investment bank and has a strong presence in the U.S. Guggenheim Partners, the parent company, offers several additional services like investment research and sales and trading.

In recent years, Guggenheim has been ranked in 5th place on the Vault 25 rankings, scoring highly for quality of life factors including culture, satisfaction, compensation, and more.

Guggenheim Securities 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 Guggenheim Securities, 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

Guggenheim Securities was the exclusive financial advisor to Renewable Energy Group throughout its sale to Chevron. The deal is part of Chevron's strategy to diversify its business and shift into the green energy space.

  • Transaction Description: Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) acquired Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) from State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), The Vanguard Group, Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE:AMP) and others.

  • Transaction Value: US$3.2B

  • Transaction Date: Closed June 2022

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Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Guggenheim Securities (part of Guggenheim Partners)

  • Description: Guggenheim Securities is a US investment bank and financial services firm that provides services in corporate and investment banking, capital markets, and global transaction services

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Company Status: Guggenheim Securities is not publicly traded

  • Founded: 1999

  • Employees: 2,100

  • Chief Executive Officer: Mark Walter

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


Guggenheim Securities Glassdoor

Guggenheim Securities Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Investment Banking Analyst at Guggenheim Securities is $85k - $110k.


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