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Acquisition Finance: Bullet Debt

Acquisition Financing – Investment Grade Bonds, Private Placements, Term Loan B, High Yield Debt Bonds, notes and term loans for institutional investors are otherwise seen as much more permanent capital than bank debt and is not meant to be paid down opportunistically. Fixed income investors – which are a distinct group

Acquisition Finance: Bank Debt

Forms of Acquisition Finance When people think about investment bankers, the first thing that comes to mind is usually is mergers & acquisitions. However, beyond the strategy and advisory component to effecting a merger, full service investment banks are eager to win acquisition finance mandates – that is providing the funds

Understanding the Trading Floor

Written by a structurer at a major investment bank Compensation on the Trading Floor versus Investment Banking Getting paid on the trading floor is very different from getting paid in investment banking. From other literature, the trading floor is supposed to be much more meritocratic than investment banking – we can easily

Accounting Questions for Investing and Equity Research

For equity research and investment roles, a very good understanding of accounting is required to parse through financial statements and figure out what does and does not matter. Understanding how things flow through the three statements and how foreign operations affect company profits and cash flow is especially important for companies

Working in Treasury

Related: Interview with a Treasury Analyst What is Corporate Treasury? Treasury is the cash management function of the bank – it is responsible for cash inflows and cash outflows. Ideally, the treasury maximizes the cash inflows while minimizing the cash outflows via a variety of risk management solutions and opportune financing. Treasury

Interview with: Private Debt Analyst

What is Private Debt? Think Private Equity, but in debt instruments. Private Debt invests in privately placed bonds that are closely negotiated between the bond issuer and purchaser. Debt structures are often highly tailored to the needs of the issuer. Due to this closed negotiation process, private debt investors often can "peek under

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