Investment Banking

Investment Banking

Last year, we highlighted what it really takes to build a successful career in investment banking. Long work hours, and an intense pressure to get the deal done, often leads to personal leisure time being sacrificed.

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley Facebook has a problem. It is a great company with terrific brand recognition and a product that people love to use - but the market...

Each year, over 3,000 tech startups are financed in the US and Canada. Budding entrepreneurs know that starting a tech company can be super challenging and exciting at the same time! Unlike corporations, startups provide the opportunity to explore different roles and wear many hats. Employees of startups likely perform duties well above and beyond their traditional skill set.

Most of us, at one time or another, have made a mistake when it comes to sending an email. Perhaps you've made an error but pressed send too quickly, attached the wrong document, or emailed the wrong person entirely! The situation is...

We often highlight articles from our customers that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We hope you enjoy this in-depth article by Jonathan Wegner of Baird Holm LLP, on strategies for the banking sector in light possible upcoming Congressional tax and capital...
A Career In Investment Banking: Worth The Investment?

Each year, thousands of the brightest minds, from the world’s best schools, decide venture into the world of investment banking. Entering the competitive world of high finance has some clear advantages; great pay, high-profile deals and phenomenal training. However, its definitely not for...

According to Bloomberg, 2011 M&A deal volume in the technology industry surpassed $200 billion. Technology deals saw a gain of 36 percent outpacing an advance of about 4 percent for all M&A worldwide. Indicators suggest industry takeovers in 2012 could...

America's power sector is at a crossroads. Rising demand for clean forms of power is now juxtaposed against the growing need for inexpensive energy, creating a situation that is increasingly conflicted. Recent economic challenges have made decisions even more difficult...

ASC 820 - Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures sets forth the definition of Fair Value as "The price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the...

Our March M&A highlights report provide lots of multiples (and more) for the dozen plus sectors that we cover. Hopefully, some of these statistics will be relevant to you. But, before diving into the some context may be helpful. In our world, value...