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Junior Investment Banker Guide to Office Politics

Office Politics in Investment Banking A few years back when Facebook was popular and their share price was soaring, they printed money off of ads for clickbait articles from Elite Daily or some other toxic millennial digital rag. One of the common tropes was 120% of people who work in finance

Should I Take an Unpaid Investment Banking Internship?

Unpaid Investment Banking Internships I get asked this often but have never taken the time to address it. Other variants of this question include an unpaid private equity internship (usually a search fund) or corporate finance internship. Unless you are working for your father’s massive company, I think in 95% of cases,

List of Middle Market Investment Banks

Here is a list of mid-market investment banks that provide investment banking/corporate finance advisory services to medium capitalization (pertaining to enterprise value) companies. Although there are no hard and fast rules for what is defined as middle market, these companies will generally be too small to be banked by the

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

List of Equity Research Firms/Broker Dealers

For sell-side research, there are plenty of investment banks and broker-dealers who publish equity research on companies that they cover. Credit and macro research also exists for the benefit of the firms' clients. There are two sets of stakeholders who would like equity research coverage. For the corporates themselves who are

LBO Model Toggles

Building a Full LBO Model We discuss the theory behind the LBO and also how to build one in other posts. All our readers should know how to put together a basic and bare bones LBO - but in reality an LBO model can be very functional for any situation that

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