Investment Banking

Investment Banking

There’s a (true) story about the building of the Panama Canal with a great lesson about deal execution. In the mid-1800’s, fresh off his wildly successful completion of the Suez Canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps was considered the perfect choice to lead a...

There’s a misalignment going on, a void between the business fundamentals at the core of tech-enabled companies and the out-of-touch software-sized valuations they’re being emblazoned with. It’s proving a weighty thing for these tech-enabled companies to carry. In March, Shyp, the so-called...

When Spotify lists shares on the New York Stock Exchange next week, there won’t be much fanfare in the official sense – no raising new capital or traditional Wall Street underwriters, and definitely no roadshow (aside from the previous live-streamed “Investor...

Sequoia Capital recently announced their intentions to raise $8 billion for a new fund to invest in tech. The VC firm, most famous for its early backing of Google, is on the record as saying they need a “bigger war chest”...

In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought gender parity to the Canadian Cabinet. We’re not there yet in M&A and private capital, but many are trying to find the right path. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the achievements...

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...

This quarter has been abuzz with activity for the Canadian cannabis sector.  The provinces continue to roll out their distribution plans, and in November, Health Canada tabled its proposed regulatory framework.  In the private sector, Aurora Cannabis launched a hostile takeover...

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.

We're back with another quiz designed to help you prepare for that big job interview. We've already covered brain teasers and financial modeling technical questions, and now we're looking at valuation technical questions that you get when interviewing for valuation firms,...