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By Suzanne van Gastel

Internship CFI

After having finished 2 master degrees it was time to implement the knowledge gained during my studies in a professional setting. I decided to apply for an internship at Corporate Finance International as the boutique size, track-record and international focus of the company really appealed to me. After being accepted, I was lucky enough to be invited to the annual new year’s dinner, which took place during the 2nd week of my time at CFI. This provided me with the opportunity to get to know my colleagues in an informal setting.


I started at CFI during an extremely busy period, with the launch of the new website and the addition of CFI to the MBCF brand. The beginning of a new job is always nerve racking, but I was kept busy with all kinds of small tasks. I started off performing a lot of company research and market research. In addition, I updated the mergers and acquisition lists of the sectors CFI is active in on a regular basis. As time progressed I got the opportunity to create a DCF model for the valuation of a company and I got more involved in the process of creating information memoranda and teasers. I found the learning curve as an intern at Corporate Finance International to be very steep.

Afterwork fun

Next to the professional tasks, I also got the opportunity to get to know my colleagues during the Friday afternoon drinks (VriMiBo) and I was fortunate enough to join the team on their annual trip. The company organises a trip every year, this year we went to the Grand Prix of Monaco.

Needless to say, this trip was an amazing bonus on top of my internship.

The end

The past 4 months have passed by incredibly fast and I have learned a lot about working in a professional setting as well as about mergers and acquisitions and the process around it. If you would like to find out how it is to work in a dynamic team and a deal driven environment, apply for an internship at CFI.



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