intro to Inv Banking

What is the difference between investment banking and corporate/retail banking

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Investment bank: An investment bank raises money by selling securities to companies and to the government. They also provide advice to corporations about mergers and buyouts.

Retail bank: A retail bank deals directly with consumers instead of companies or other banks.A retail bank primarily handles savings and checking accounts, mortgages, and personal loans.


Investment bank helps in raising capital for a company buy different ways they help the company to get into different rounds of funding and they help you in getting FII's to invest in your company,usually a company doesnt have succh kind of contacts compared to investment banks,lastly it helps in IPO process which is also a way of raising capital and the share valuation is done by the investment bankers and helps in merging and acquisition of the companies by valuing them .