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Why PJT Partners for Investment Banking? / Overview of PJT Partners

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PJT Partners is a leading global advisory-focused elite boutique investment bank, emerging in 2015 from Blackstone’s advisory business. In addition to its strategic advisory practice, the firm also offers restructuring, shareholder advisory (PJT Camberview), and alternative asset (PJT Park Hill) services.

PJT 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 PJT 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

PJT Partners advised media analytics giant Nielsen Holdings through a take-private bid from various private equity investors.

  • Transaction Description: A private equity consortium led by Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) from Elliott Investment Management L.P. and others.

  • Transaction Value: US$10.1B, all cash

  • Transaction Date: Announced March 2022

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: PJT Partners

  • Description: PJT Partners is a premier global advisory-focused investment bank operating leading businesses across strategic advisory, capital markets, restructuring, shareholder advisory, and capital raising

  • Bank Category: Elite Boutique

  • Ticker: NYSE:PJT

  • Founded: 2015

  • Employees: 900

  • Chief Executive Officer: Paul Taubman

  • Headquarters: New York City, USA


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PJT Partners Salary

Based on the H1B Database, the average base salary for an Analyst at PJT Partners is $100k.


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