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Energy M&A in 2017

North America’s energy sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity firms, a decline in foreign buyers, and an IPO market in the midst of a rebound, according to Surging Ahead: Energy M&A in 2017, a new report prepared by Firmex...

The final and arguably toughest gateway into a lucrative finance career is the grueling interview process. It's a bit like passing the bar to become a lawyer, or defending your dissertation to get a Ph.D. After years of studying, it's time...

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...