Private Equity

Private Equity

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...

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.

There’s no question breaking into the buy-side of private equity is one of the most lucrative career paths for finance professionals. Out the gate, analysts in private equity make about $114,000 on average in the U.S, similar to junior pay in banking....

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...

When Yahoo came clean on its back-to-back data breaches last year, Verizon had some soul-searching to do: Would it toss its hands up and walk away from the $4.83 billion deal, blow half a year studying the financial impact of the...

It took barely a day for shots to fire after beloved North Carolina craft beer brand Wicked Weed’s sale to Budweiser-making multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev. Fiercely independent taprooms ditched Wicked Weed, drinkers spouted calls of treachery via social media and the NC...

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...

A winning pitchbook couples quantitative facts with a strong narrative about the company. Private equity expert, Sumeet Shah, shares his pitchbook tips.

Firmex recently released a study with Mergermarket on the state of North American mid-market M&A. As Forbes noted in a response piece, it showed that deal flow is down but there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for the future in...

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,...