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Why Perella Weinberg Partners for Investment Banking? / Overview of Perella Weinberg Partners

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Perella Weinberg Partners is an elite boutique investment banking firm headquartered in New York City. Founded in 2006, the firm has a great history of advising high-profile clients including T-Mobile and Paypal. Prior to founding Perella Weinberg, co-founder Peter Weinberg was part of the senior leadership at Goldman Sachs.

In 2016, PWP acquired energy-focused bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co. to increase its footprint in the industry.

Perella Weinberg Partners 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 Perella Weinberg Partners, 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

Perella Weinberg Partners has some major transactions to its name, including the acquisition of Cowen by TD Bank (whom Perella advised).

  • Transaction Description: Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD and TSE:TD) agreed to acquire Cowen Inc.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.3B, all cash

  • Transaction Date: Announced August 2022

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Perella Weinberg Partners Transactions

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Perella Weinberg Partners

  • Description: Perella Weinberg Partners provides strategic and financial advisory services in the United States and internationally related to key corporate decisions, mergers and acquisition execution, shareholder and defense advisory, capital raising, structure and restructuring, capital markets advisory, energy underwriting, and equity research

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Ticker: NASDAQ:PWP

  • Founded: 2006

  • Employees: 600

  • Chief Executive Officer: Andrew Bednar

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


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Perella Weinberg Partners Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at Perella Weinberg Partners is $70k - $95k. We note that this salary information may be dated and not reflective of their current pay.


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