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Toughest Invest Banking Interview Questions #1

  1. Can you tell me what high yield debt is?

  2. If a company acquires another company with a lower P/E ratio, is the deal accretive or dilutive, and Why?

  3. Explain to me steps about calculating free cash flow?

  4. When looking for a good leveraged buyout (LBO) firm, what characteristics would you typically look for?

  5. What would your client companies tend to do if the interest rate getting rise? Specifically, how would this convince their M&A activities?

  6. How would you calculate a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis?

  7. Tell me what is the angle between the two hands of a clock at 3:15pm?

  8. Walk me through the typical process of IPO?

  9. Could you calculate a net asset value (NAV) using Excel if I were to give you an appropriate model and how?

  10. If an unlisted US manufacturer came to us to raise debt on the capital markets, what corporate parameters would you look at and how would you advise them?

  11. Who is the most famous and favourite influencer you would like to meet and why?

  12. Can you talk about a challenge you faced in the past? How did you overcome it?

  13. Can you talk through a time you worked with a co-worker? How did you build that relationship and any conflict getting happen how you solve them?

  14. Can you tell me a time when you failed to meet a deadline what you will do?

  15. What's more important: deadlines, or the quality of work and why?

  16. Can you tell us about an incident where you were short of time for delivering a large project? How did you overcome that?

  17. Can you give an illustration of a time you streamlined a process?

  18. Tell me about your previous jobs experience and why you want to work with us

  19. Which part of your previous jobs did you like the least and why?

  20. What are your strengths and do you think will benefit our work?

  21. What are your weaknesses and do you think your weakness creates a problem for our work?

  22. Imagine you had to decline a client's request? How did you approach that?

  23. Your friend is cheating on a test. He's on his last warning you’re the only one who knows he's cheating what do you do?

  24. Your senior asked you to deliver something in 30 minutes, but you have something else due too what you do?

  25. Tell me about yourself you have three minutes apart from your resume

  26. Explain to me the three different ways of valuing a company

  27. Walk me through a DCF and What does a DCF do?

  28. Walk me through an LBO analysis and tell me some examples

  29. What factors can lead to the dilution of EPS in acquisition?

  30. If you are in a business that wants to preserve cash, what type of inventory accounting method you will use in a time of rising prices, and why?

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