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

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SVB Securities is a boutique American investment bank traditionally focused on the healthcare industry. Formerly known as SVB Leerink, it was formed by the acquisition of investment bank Leerink Partners by tech financial services firm SVB Financial Group in 2019.

Despite a bank run causing the collapse of parent SVB in spring 2023, the investment banking division continues to operate.

SVB 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 SVB 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

SVB Securities focuses on the healthcare and technology sectors. The firm was a financial advisor to SaaS enterprise asset and facility operations management provider Brightly on its sale from Clearlake Capital to Siemens.

  • Transaction Description: Siemens Smart Infrastructure entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brightly Software, Inc. from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

  • Transaction Value: US$1.9B

  • Transaction Date: Closed August 2022

SVB Securities Transaction

Fact Sheet

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  • Company Name: SVB Securities (part of SVB Financial Group)

  • Description: SVB Securities is an investment bank with deep sector knowledge in technology and healthcare that helps companies and institutions achieve their strategic objectives

  • Bank Category: Boutique

  • Company Status: SVB is a privately held company

  • Founded: 1995

  • Employees: 200-500 (for SVB Securities)

  • Chief Executive Officer: Jeffrey Leerink

  • Headquarters: Boston, USA


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