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Update: The M&A fee survey is now closed, and the results from 470+ investment bankers and advisors have been published in the 2017 M&A Fee Guide now available.  Information about M&A advisory fees can be surprisingly difficult to track down. The lack of transparency...

One of the most dreaded parts of any investment banking interview is the technical questions, when the person standing between you and your new, super well-paying job plumbs the depths of your financial modeling knowledge to see if you really know...

So you have a deal on the table, and now it's time to give it a name. On one hand, this is the fun part - you've spent all your time bringing parties to the table and you'll be neck deep...

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...

In contrast to M&A levels in many other sectors, deal making activity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries remained strong in 2016, but is this area likely to stay hot in 2017? In the latest edition of our quarterly report series, Firmex...

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...
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation: Advantages & Pitfalls

Discounted Cash Flow Valuation estimates the intrinsic value of an asset or business based upon its fundamentals. Given its increasing significance in business valuations, let’s look at the key advantages and disadvantages with DCF Valuation.

Entertaining current and potential clients is an integral part of business. Client breakfasts, lunches, dinners, coffee meetings, seminars, conferences or weekend retreats are an opportunity to get to know each other. Face to face meetings are crucial for establishing trust between any two or...

In a bid to be more efficient and expend less brain power the mind has developed cognitive biases. Simply put, these are essentially lazy assistants that often filter out the details and funnel us into habitual thinking. Biologically speaking, it’s a...

A disappointing first half of 2016 for the middle-market saw transaction closes lowered to levels last seen in the midst of the 2009 recession. A deepening concern over uncertainty in the next American Presidential election, the BREXIT, as well as a slowdown in China and of...