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I had a informational interview with an associate at an Investment Bank. Complete hardo, was asking me questions like how many haircuts are done a year etc. He also asked if I would choose a random company, do a model, and walk him through my assumptions. I’m going to include an operating 3-statement model, leading into a DCF and comps (companies and transactions). Do you think I need to do a sample M&A model or sample LBO for this company? I’ve never heard of someone asking for this lol

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Yeah I've had similar experience interviewing for a mid market bank. Did a 3 statement projection in an model. If you choose a public company you can use market cap as a guiding post to prove your DCF. Make sure your assumptions are solid and backed up. Good luck

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Like no way I’m expected to think of a potential M&A target for this company and see if potential deal is accretive or dilutive, right?

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