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Bocconi MSc Finance

By Eric Peghini in collaboration with peers It has come to the attention of the SSHB editors that while the Bocconi Students PE association (BSPE) has established itself as a source of buy-side content (a sore but welcome thumb given our host’s title), there still remains bewilderment surrounding the university that

Infra Funds!

By Eric Peghini Initially posted on the BSPEC blog On a cold, gusty Saturday afternoon, “Nation’s infrastructure is collapsing, MAGA!” This was not a poorly executed haiku but rather a tweet attributable to the one and only infallible D.J. Trump and, never mind your opinion of the POTUS, a rallying cry that the population

Commercial Banking in Hong Kong

Written by a Vice President of Commercial Banking in Hong Kong Commercial Banking Career Path in Hong Kong Despite what you may see in the news, commercial banking in Hong Kong is booming still. If you go on LinkedIn, eFinancialCareers or indeed.com, you will find too many jobs to fill, from entry

Introduction to Debt Capacity

Debt capacity is an analysis conducted in determining what is the sustainable level of debt for a company. Debt capacity is a very important concept to understand in credit. As such, debt capacity is the first thing they teach in the training manual for corporate and commercial bankers – how much

Precedent Transaction Comparables

In a previous series, we covered trading comparables in depth. Trading comparables (or simply “comps”) are one of the three core valuation methodologies that investment bankers use. In this post, we cover precedent transaction comparables (also called “precedents” or “transaction comps”) – which are also important, especially for an M&A context. Spreading

Distressed Debt Overview

Introduction to Distressed Debt Similar to all other aspects of finance and investing, distressed debt investing means higher risk and higher reward. Distressed debt is in itself a very unique asset class that falls under the jurisdiction of alternative asset managers – primarily hedge funds. Although debt markets are very large

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