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Investment Banking

M&A activity in Japan appears to have picked up in recent months – some of the most notable transactions include a consortium buying Toshiba, KKR’s purchase of Calsonic, and Bain’s rumored winning bid for Takata, among many others. At first glance,...

In the world of M&A, few topics are as important or as vexing as valuation. Firmex and MergerMarket interviewed 25 mid-market M&A dealmakers in North America about the human biases and intangibles that impact how an asset is valued, and the most common valuation blunders.

September has come and gone, and school is back in full swing, with students all over hitting the books. It’s also a good time for M&A professionals to brush up on their skills, whether they’re fresh out of school or have a...

Last month, Warren Buffett’s bid for Oncor, a utility company based in Texas, fell through. This marks the second public failure for the Oracle of Omaha in clinching a large deal this year, the first being when the Unilever takeover by...

Recruiting for the most lucrative finance careers is incredibly competitive. Specifically, one of the most difficult positions to land is as an investment banking analyst. Firms typically only hire the most qualified undergraduates from the top undergraduate institutions in the world....

The Saga of Toshiba The story of the rise and now very dramatic fall of Toshiba is a soap opera. The Japanese company is an enormous conglomerate, an industrial titan with its fingers in everything from computers to home appliances to involvement...

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...

Last month, Bloomberg reported that the company that makes Havaianas flip flops may end up for sale by its parent company J&F Investimentos SA. Their major shareholders are at the heart of a bribery scandal and the company is running the...

The final and arguably toughest gateway into a lucrative finance career is the grueling interview process. It's a bit like passing the bar to become a lawyer, or defending your dissertation to get a Ph.D. After years of studying, it's time...

As recently noted in a Wall Street Journal article, some private equity (PE) firms have begun partnering with pharmaceutical companies, though in a manner far from traditional. Instead of buying nascent fledgling biotech firms outright, these PE companies have begun providing...