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Why Imperial Capital for Investment Banking? / Overview of Imperial Capital


Overview


Imperial Capital is a middle market full-service global investment bank. Imperial Capital also offers sales and trading, asset management, and equity research services. Imperial Capital is based in Los Angeles, California.


Imperial Capital 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 Imperial Capital, 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


Imperial Capital acted as financial advisor to SPAC firm Greenrose through its merger with medical marijuana company Theraplant.

  • Transaction Description: Greenrose Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:GNRS) entered into definitive agreement to acquire Theraplant LLC. Greenrose Acquisition has been renamed The Greenrose Holding Company Inc. and continues to be listed on the OTC under the symbols GNRS and GNRSW.

  • Transaction Value: US$150M, mix of cash and stock

  • Transaction Date: Closed November 2021

  • Press Release


Fact Sheet


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  • Company Name: Imperial Capital

  • Description: Imperial Capital is a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors and middle market companies

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: Imperial Capital is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1997

  • Employees: 230

  • Chief Executive Officer: Christopher Shepard (capital markets), Randall Wooster

  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, USA


Resources


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Imperial Capital Salary


Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst/Research Analyst at Imperial Capital is $60k - $100k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.