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What is investment banking?

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Investment banking is banking that concentrates on matters of corporate financing, primarily by offering advice or financing on mergers, acquisitions and other financial transactions. An investment bank is split up into three divisions: investment banking division, sales and trading and asset management.

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An investment banker offers information on the best times for a company to acquire financing, whether it is through stock offerings or through the bond market. An investment banker also gives detailed advice on mergers and acquisitions, informing client companies when best to take over another company or when to join with other companies. Investment bankers also aid with internal restructuring in a company to make it more efficient.

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