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
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
A Lesson in Mergers & Acquisitions Theory Step back for a second and forget all of the accretion/dilution, tax implications and purchase price allocation jargon that goes into mergers and acquisitions and read this to understand the basics of mergers and acquisitions. A firm buys another firm. There are no synergies and
By Christopher Khoury and Eric Peghini Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Investors allocate capital with Private Equity Firms in order generate a high rate of return on their invested capital. However, when there are several investors and a separate manager, how much of the profits from investments are investors entitled to?
By Davide Martellozzo, Simone Bertani and Leonardo Astegiano Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Introduction to CLOs Collateralized Loan Obligations (henceforth, CLOs) have become increasingly popular in the post-crisis era because of some intrinsic features such as strong credit performance and appealing risk-return profile, making them an attractive asset class to the eye of
Choosing Comparable Companies for Banks and Diversified Financial Institutions This is our second post on analyzing bank stocks. Keep in mind that when looking at banking, the most pure play bank is a bank that takes deposits and lends, charges service fees and invests excess equity in relatively safe fixed income
The following article should not be taken as investment advice and is for information purposes only For most people who invest in stocks, whether through building a blue chip portfolio themselves or through mutual funds/ETFs, they are usually invested in bank stocks. The big banks are an important part of every