Deal of the Week: The Brazil-Born, Texas-Bred Banker Who Loved Basketballby
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Was there something in the water? Brazilian-born Osmar Abib graduated from the same Houston-area high school with three other men -- Ralph Eads, Hugh "Skip" McGee, and Greg Pipkin -- who, like him, became prominent investment bankers specializing in energy. They even played on the same basketball team!
Three decades later, the Credit Suisse banker joins the show to talk about opportunities in the industry, and how he made the transition from oilfield engineer. Abib also contrasts Credit Suisse to Perella Weinberg and Tudor Pickering, two firms that have begun merger talks to strengthen their position in the M&A advisory world.