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Consumer Discretionary: Another Fad?

By Maurizio Parrella, Alessio Corcelli Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Consumer Discretionary Sector The recovery from the global financial crisis shed light on an evergreen, yet recently white hot, equity group: consumer discretionary. The consumer discretionary industry comprises all companies participating in the value chain to produce a good or provide a

Investment & Corporate Banking Career Mentorship

Investment Banking Mock Interviews and Career Preparation We offer one on one tutoring from real investment bankers from Bulge Bracket, Elite Boutique, and Big 5 Canadian Banks for US$200 an hour. These investment bankers are also regular contributors to the literature available on the website. If you have an investment banking interview

Buy-And-Build Strategies

By Atul Vyas and Alessandro Carleo Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Increasing the value of portfolio companies is crucial for the success of a private equity firm. As Gompers, Kaplan, and Mukharlyamov (2015) have found, PE investors “target returns that exceed CAPM-based returns”. The bulk of excess return, or alpha, is gained through

Search Funds: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition

By Massimo Tiozzo Netti, Francesco Carraretto Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Introduction Back in the ’80s, some ambitious entrepreneurs designed a miniature model of the typical private equity fund. Forget about pools of cream-of-the-crop professionals: search funds are a businessperson’s stepping stones to achieving their pipe dream position as a CEO. Although

US M&A Roundup – Q1 2019

The M&A activities in the United States experienced an increase to USD 658.76B in Q1 from $472.5B in Q4, reflecting a 39.4% Q/Q increase, and a decrease from $815.28B in Q1 2018 due to greater market volatility, trade tension and the threat of Brexit. M&A Drivers A few drivers of M&A activity

Secondary Buyouts: Not Your Typical Second-Hand Shopping

By Eric Peghini Initially posted on the BSPEC blog “Everyone has access to information. We just know how to analyze it better.” This is the mantra of Billions protagonist Bobby Axelrod, a fictional hedge fund manager who’s ethically compromised fund breeds alpha like a wolf pack. However, putting aside any insider trading and market manipulation, is

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