Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) department devises and executes innovative, customized solutions to our clients' most challenging issues. The M&A team excels in domestic and international transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts and takeover defenses as well as shareholder relations. Morgan Stanley applies its extensive experience with global industries, regions and banking products to meet our clients' short- and long-term strategic objectives.
Cantor Fitzgerald’s Investment Banking Division is a leading provider of advisory and capital markets services to corporate and financial sponsor clients across the globe. With banking professionals across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we leverage our industry-specific expertise and regional market insight to serve the evolving needs of our clients. The deep sector knowledge of our industry coverage teams allows us to provide our clients with unique market insight on a full range of financing alternatives and strategic opportunities. Leveraging our leading institutional distribution platform, our goal is to provide our clients with solutions across all banking products, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, wall-crossed offerings, bought deals, private placements, ATMs, convertible offerings, leveraged loans, investment grade and high-yield debt offerings and all forms of advisory services.
Associates generally have a slightly better schedule (emphasis on “ slightly” ). Associates might average 80-90 hours per week with a typical weekday schedule being 9:00 am until perhaps 11:00 pm and working either Saturday or Sunday. Associates on occasion will also find themselves pulling all-nighters. At the Vice President level, the hours start to improve significantly. VP’s, if they have to work weekends or late nights, can often do so from home. Managing Directors have a much more normal work schedule, when they are not traveling. MD’s tend to come in early (between 7:00 am and 9:00 am) and leave relatively early (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm). However, MD’s are often on the road, traveling perhaps 3 out of every 5 days on average.