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In contrast to M&A levels in many other sectors, deal making activity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries remained strong in 2016, but is this area likely to stay hot in 2017? In the latest edition of our quarterly report series, Firmex...

We wanted to understand how 2016 turned out for M&A professionals, we also wanted to understand how optimistic those in the industry were regarding the upcoming year. The M&A deal flow optimism in 2017 survey will poll industry professionals and report back findings...

Like a lost tribe severed from the rest of the world, investment banking has developed its own seemingly indecipherable language. We’re not talking “shorting” and “IPOs” and “EBITDA” – we’re talking “Tom Hanks racing around the world, wondering what the hell...

Entertaining current and potential clients is an integral part of business. Client breakfasts, lunches, dinners, coffee meetings, seminars, conferences or weekend retreats are an opportunity to get to know each other. Face to face meetings are crucial for establishing trust between any two or...

Information about M&A advisory fees is surprisingly difficult to find. In an attempt to create more transparency around this issue we're working with our partners at Divestopedia. The survey has closed and we are currently analyzing results.  We anticipate our report to...

Cybercrime is quickly becoming a big business. CNN reported that back in 2014, a whopping 47% of US adults had some sort of personal information stolen by hackers. As cloud storage becomes more and more common, large businesses with few security measures...

A disappointing first half of 2016 for the middle-market saw transaction closes lowered to levels last seen in the midst of the 2009 recession. A deepening concern over uncertainty in the next American Presidential election, the BREXIT, as well as a slowdown in China and of...

In recent years major banking institutions have explored this new currency system. As recently as this year The Bank of England announced their initiative to create their own cryptocurrency. They’ve named it RSCoin. This new digital currency shares many characteristics of...

Takers of the monthly Mergers and Acquisitions' survey show that they believe the Brexit, the financial hurdles in China, the uncertainty in the looming US presidential election and the global terrorist movements have deepened the hole where the M&A finds itself...

Here's our latest practice resource for aspiring bankers everywhere, and those who just want to test themselves and have some fun! Building on what was our most popular quiz so far, we're doing 10 more brain teaser questions pulled from investment...