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Boutique investment banks are very different from traditional investment banks. The former are smaller in size and do not offer all investment banking services. Boutique investment banks typically specialize in one or more aspects of investment banking. Also, these banks are usually regional or local, but some boutique investment banks operate globally. Let’s take a look at the top ten boutique investment banks.

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Top 10 boutique investment banks

We used a combination of factors, such as size, area of ​​operations, quality of service and more, to come up with the top ten boutique investment banks. Here are the top ten boutique investment banks:

  1. Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, this financial firm specializes in capital markets, valuation, mergers and acquisitions and financial restructuring. According to data from Refinitiv, Houlihan Lokey is the top M&A advisor in the United States, the world’s top restructuring advisor and the world’s top M&A equity advisor. Houlihan Lokey is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, United States and Europe.

  1. Moelis & Company

Founded in 2007, this firm provides strategic advice and solutions to businesses, funders and governments. Moelis & Company mainly helps its clients to achieve their strategic objectives by offering them integrated financial advisory services. The company is headquartered in New York, but serves customers from offices in 19 geographic locations, including the Middle East, Australia, Europe, Asia and Americas.

  1. lazard

Founded in 1848, it is a leading financial advisory and asset management company. Lazard advises clients on restructuring and capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate finance, strategic matters, and provides asset management services to corporations, governments, individuals, partnerships and institutions. Lazard is headquartered in New York and serves customers from more than 40 cities in 25 countries in Asia, South America, North America, Australia, Central America and Europe.

  1. Guggenheim Partners

Founded in 1999, it is a diversified financial services company that offers banking, investment management and insurance services. The company’s history dates back to the late 1800s with Guggenheim Brothers, which was Guggenheim’s family business. The mission of Guggenheim Partners is to provide unparalleled service and performance. It has over $315 billion in assets under management (as of March 2021). Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York.

  1. Greenhill & Co.

Founded in 1996, it is a leading investment bank assisting clients with mergers, capital raisings, acquisitions, restructurings, and more. Robert F. Greenhill, who is the founder of Greenhill & Co., is the former chairman of Morgan Stanley and former chairman and CEO of Smith Barney. Greenhill & Co. is headquartered in New York and has offices in many crucial financial centers including Melbourne, Paris, Hong Kong, Houston, Sydney, Tokyo, etc.

  1. Evercore

Founded in 1995, it is a leading investment banking advisory firm. The firm advises its clients in connection with mergers, restructurings, public offerings, disposals, private placements and other strategic operations. It also offers wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investment services. Evercore is headquartered in New York and has offices in many major financial centers, such as the Middle East, Asia, North America and Europe.

  1. Centerview Partners

Founded in 2006, it is a financial advisory and private equity firm. The firm assists companies with valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructurings. Centerview, so far, has contributed about $3 trillion in deals. Its clients include 20% of the top 50 companies based on market capitalization. Centerview Partners is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palo Alto.

  1. cowen

Founded in 1918, it is a diversified financial services company. Cowen, together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, sales and trading, alternative investment management and research services. The Company operates through two business segments – investment management and broker division. He is known for identifying emerging industries earlier than others. Cowen is headquartered in New York and has offices in major financial centers around the world.

  1. Cantor Fitzgerald

Founded in 1945, it is one of the world’s leading financial services companies. It started as a stock brokerage and investment bank, and pioneered computerized bond trading. Fitzgerald is now known for a wide range of businesses including commercial real estate finance and services, asset and wealth management, equity and fixed income capital markets, and more. Cantor Fitzgerald is headquartered in New York.

  1. Blackstone Group

Founded in 1985, it is one of the largest investment companies in the world. This company provides investment and advisory services to investors and clients. Its asset management business includes investment vehicles that focus on public debt and equities, lower quality credit, real assets, private equity, secondaries, real estate and equity. growth. Blackstone’s total assets under management were approximately $619 billion in 2020. Blackstone is headquartered in New York.

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