But not without addressing again a very basic concern: namely, that we might come off as snarky or mean-spirited jerks.
Over the years we’ve received many requests for deal tombstones involving firms no longer in existence. Some of these requests come from predictable sources: eBay opportunists, financial end-of-days ghouls, the always-reliable schadenfreude set etc.
To us, the firms represented here are not just now-defunct entities; they are instead valued, former clients— whose bankers over the years showed us a great deal of trust, loyalty, and friendship.
It’s in that spirit that we present this gallery.