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Why Stifel Institutional for Investment Banking? / Overview of Stifel Institutional

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Stifel Institutional is a leading middle market bank in the U.S. Stifel Institutional’s parent company, Stifel Financial Corp., is a full-service financial services firm providing brokerage, trading, investment banking, investment advisory, and related services

to investors, institutions, and municipalities.

In 2019, Stifel acquired GMP Capital, a middle-market Canadian investment bank, for US$52M. This deal helped improve Stifel’s presence in the Canadian markets and solidified its position in the Natural Resources sector.

Stifel Institutional 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 Stifel Institutional, 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

Stifel covers all industries. An example of a deal it advised on was the acquisition of neuromedicine company Natus by Archimed, a healthcare PE investor.

  • Transaction Description: Med Platform II, a fund managed by ArchiMed SAS entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTUS) from a group of shareholders.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.1B post-closing equity value

  • Transaction Date: Closed July 2022

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: Stifel Institutional (part of Stifel Financial Corp.)

  • Description: Stifel Financial Corp. is an American investment bank and financial services firm that provides corporate and investment banking, equity research and equity retail brokerage services to institutional investors, governments and corporations

  • Bank Category: Middle Market

  • Ticker: NYSE:SF

  • Founded: 1983 (for Stifel Financial Corp.)

  • Employees: 8,600 (for Stifel Financial Corp.)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Ronald Kruszewski

  • Headquarters: St. Louis, USA


Stifel Institutional Glassdoor

Stifel Institutional Salary

The H1B database does not show any applicable salaries for Investment Banking Analysts at Stifel. According to Glassdoor, the salary range is $86k - $101k.


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