Investment Banking

Investment Banking

In a recent Merger Market report, the beginning of the year was described as a buyer’s market, and a reference was made to “unicorns”. When most people use this term, they’re referring either to a mythical mono-horned horse, or to private companies...

The ink has hardly dried on Tencent Holdings, China’s largest online gaming and social networking company’s, $8.6 billion deal with Finnish mobile game maker Supercell Oy yet some are calling it the shape of things to come: a market ripe for...

The results are in, the British are out! Last week, in an historic vote, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the world waits for the UK to pull the trigger on Article 50 of...
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When Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini testified before congress last fall arguing the case for merging with rival U.S.-based health insurer Humana, he singled out cultural fit as a key component of the merger. “Mergers and acquisitions are not just about efficiencies...
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This week, the tech world was shaken up on the news of one of the largest tech deals ever, when Microsoft announced they would be acquiring LinkedIn for the whopping sum of $26 billion. Eye-popping valuation aside, this deal stands out...

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...

Ambition probably isn’t a strong enough word to describe new investment banking recruits. With top grades and a great resume, they can have any job they want and their decision to choose a position that entails 120 hour workweeks, insane deadlines...
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In the midst of 2016s first quarter, venture capital database CB Insights launched Downround Tracker – a tool which keeps a running tab on the latest failures and disappointments in the valuation sphere, with a special focus on tech valuations. Four...
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Firmex and Mergermarket's recent quarterly report on mid-market M&A focused on the valuation gap between buyers and sellers. At first glance, a valuation gap seems perfectly natural – buyers want to avoid overpaying for a company and sellers, of course, want...
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This year, the public markets have been off to a shaky start: The month of January saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and DJIA fall off over 5%. This poor performance is expected to have a chilling effect on this year’s...