Investment Banking

Investment Banking

As of May 1, there are 244 days left in 2017. If you’re involved in M&A, you may be wondering what the remainder of the year has in store for you and your business, and how busy you’ll be. Firmex surveyed...

From an investment banking perspective, Vodafone India Ltd.’s $23 billion mega-merger with Idea Cellular Ltd., was a lopsided affair. On one side of the table, Vodafone, which will own 45.1 per cent of the company, tapped advice from six external advisors:...

As far as daytime dramas go, the the White House Administration’s ongoing challenges in passing its healthcare bill continue to dominate the news and make for “must-see” TV. After years of declaring they’d repeal the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) at...

In 2014, Portugal, having just emerged from the European Sovereign Debt Crisis, was rocked by another disaster, this time in its banking sector. Banco Espírito Santo, one of the country’s largest private financial institutions by net assets and a market share...

In this article, we look at how investment bankers can prosper in any financial climate. To understand this resilience we examine how they survived the financial crisis, how the concepts of risk parity can mitigate their portfolio risk, and how a...

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...

Top 4 Things Haunting the Deal Market Today Halloween is just around the corner and people everywhere are outfitting their homes with scary decorations to frighten passersby and trick-or-treaters on October 31st. It seems as if the markets have taken the Halloween...

In the latest Mergermarket report, several industry experts mentioned their deal flows in mid-market areas have been strong. This flies in the face of the large number of reports that M&A activity has been having a rough time this year. One...

The numbers don’t lie: the activist investors are coming, whether you like it or not. In the first half of 2016, 463 companies worldwide were the subject of activist demands looking to shake up a board of directors or pivot a...

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...