DealCloud’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Harrison, was recently featured in a GoBankingRates article titled “Your 2019 Guide to Investment Banking and the Major Players.” In it, journalist Jared Nigro highlights all the ways investment banking has changed in the 11 years since the financial crisis of 2008, the top 25 investment banks in the world (many of whom are our clients), and the skillsets needed to work as an investment banker in 2019.
“For those seeking to work as investment banking professionals, having a client-oriented focus is paramount,” noted Ben Harrison, founder of the private capital market software company Deal Cloud. “M&A advisors and bankers are trusted to represent sellers and buyers throughout the transaction process, which can take months or years, so it’s critical that they have a fundamental knowledge of the end markets and operating models of the companies they serve. They also need pipeline management and due diligence tools and technologies that will keep them organized and on deadline. In pursuit of the most ideal client outcomes, these professionals must be strong relationship managers, skilled financial engineers and trusted advisors all at once.”