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GCA Advisors Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Public
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
GCA is a global investment bank that provides strategic M&A, capital markets and private funds advisory services to growth companies and market leaders. The firm offers worldwide coverage with over 400 professionals in 19 offices across America, Asia and Europe ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to develop long-term relationships and serve as a trusted partner and advisor to our clients. We strive to provide the highest quality, client-centric strategic advice and transaction execution expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other ... Read more

Company Updates

  • GCA’s New York office teamed up with the Volunteers of America (VOA) to help disadvantaged children have an exciting start to their upcoming school year. Our team members’ contributions provided children from homeless shelters with fully stocked backpacks and supplies to last the year. Additionally, our team had the opportunity to volunteer at VOA’s Sort Day, helping VOA collect backpacks from organizations and distribute them to children at shelters across New York City. Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQk1d

  • Congratulations to the 2018 GCA San Francisco Corporate Challenge Team! #jpmcc

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GCA Advisors – Why Work For Us?


We are an independent investment bank focused on the growth sectors of the global economy.

Our mission is to develop long-term relationships and serve as a trusted partner and advisor to our clients. We strive to provide the highest quality, client-centric strategic advice and transaction execution expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and other financial advisory services.

We demonstrate our unique ability to serve our clients’ global needs through a combination of highly experienced senior professionals, a worldwide network of strategic relationships and a track-record of successfully completing complex transactions across a multitude of geographies.

GCA provides the highest level of service to our clients, and we believe that hiring and developing the most talented professionals is critical to our mission. The key qualities we seek in job candidates include integrity, passion and teamwork.

Analyst and Associate Recruiting

We recruit on-campus at select schools and interview candidates more broadly for both analyst and associate positions. We consider the analyst role to be the beginning of a long-term career at our firm, and we heavily invest in the professional development of our junior team. The associate role is for graduating MBA students or those with 3+ years investment banking experience.

Internships

Juniors interested in a summer internship, we begin recruiting in the late fall for the following summer’s program. If you are not at one of the schools listed above, please select the link below to apply for our open positions. Be sure to include your GPA and SAT score on your resume.

Please direct general inquiries to our recruiting team at gcagcareers@gcaglobal.com.


Our Perspective

We know that successfully advising modern market leaders and growth companies requires an independent and diverse mindset, providing creative thinking about our client’s business, always looking beyond the obvious solution.

Our Commitment

We are committed to bringing the best people to each deal and every decision along the way. That is why we are focused on cultivating a diverse, equal and inclusive culture that helps our team and our clients grow and excel.

Our Focus

Underpinning our premier global advisory services is GCA’s culture, which celebrates diversity, entrepreneurship and high levels of performance on behalf of our clients and our own achievements.

We have taken a number of steps and made commitments for this year to promote diversity and inclusion across our global firm, including:

  • Completing 100% firm-wide unconscious bias training
  • Strategic recruiting to increase diversity across all levels and functions of the firm
  • Building a robust, global mentorship program

GCA Advisors Reviews

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    Pros

    Great middle-market TMT transaction experience from pitch to deal completion. Lean deal teams provide junior bankers with opportunities to learn and take on significant responsibility. Friendly culture - great camaraderie from the top down; MDs are very approachable; decent work/life balance (but it's still banking so expect to work hard). The firm promotes well within. Pay at junior ranks is slightly above the street.

    Cons

    Not a ton of public company deals. Good buy-side exit opportunities can be challenging to obtain (viewed as mediocre within recruiter community despite strong live deal exposure).

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve external brand and help junior employees find favorable exit opps (both things the firm is actively working on).

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GCA Advisors Interviews

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    On campus recruiting - standard questions.

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