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Debt makes the business world go round – from lines of credit to bank loans to bonds, companies can accomplish more today by borrowing against tomorrow. It is, however, a double-edged sword; while generally boasting a lower cost of capital from...
Ninja Skills: How Private Equity Can Outmaneuver Strategic Buyers

How can private equity firms outmaneuver strategic buyers and get the best companies at (relatively) good prices? Here are some key suggestions.
5 Leveraged Buyout Success Stories

Despite the risk and stigma attached to leveraged buyouts, they can be a big payoff for private equity firms, and be the saving grace for struggling businesses. Here's 5 leveraged buyout success stories.

The jig is up. Yesterday the man behind infamous Twitter handle @GSElevator, which has garnered a cult following of more than 600,000 followers, was unmasked. That man is John Lefevre, a 34-year-old former bond executive who lives in Texas. Mr. Lefevre created...

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. In this article from Business Excellence, Partner and Global Head of Metals and Mining at KPMG, Rama Ayman, shares some of his personal insights into the M&A market for mining, and five...

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.

On March 5th, the PDAC convention in Toronto hosted a session on Financing in a Volatile Market, chaired by Daryl Hodges, President of Jennings Capital, and Marc Mills, VP of Investment Banking for National Bank Financial. Here are three lessons that...

The reputation of the private equity industry is one that has undergone significant transformation in its relatively short history. Corporate raiders, vultures and job killers are all terms to have haunted the industry, but was this ever a fair or accurate depiction?...

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...

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, private equity firms are in high-stakes competition with public companies to identify takeover targets. During some M&A waves, public companies dominate while in other periods private equity firms win out.