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Funding the Cannabis Industry

By Matthäus Piatti, Vivian Eberle Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Cannabis, pot, marijuana, weed… This recently legalized industry expands far beyond dried cannabis (known as the “flower”) rolled up in a joint. Products such as oils, edibles, pills, beverages, creams for medical and recreational purposes; technology ranging from POS data analytics

Management Buy-Ins (MBIs)

By Peter Maxwell and Štěpán Koníř Initially posted on the BSPEC blog MBI, MBO and BIMBO…No, this is not a fairy tale about the big-eared elephant and his siblings. In fact, these terms refer to a class of acquisitions with an active role of management; management buy-in (MBI), management buyout (MBO) and

Canada M&A Roundup Q3 2019

Canadian M&A market remained robust in Q3, even though experiencing a slight decline after an outstanding second quarter. During the third quarter, 665 transactions valued at $61.2B were announced. While the Canadian buyers were less active during the quarter, the foreign companies continue to be interested in Canadian businesses. During

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,

US M&A Roundup Q3 2019

As the tensions between US and China escalated sharply during the third quarter, the global mergers and acquisitions market, as well as the US activity, plunged to reflect the higher risk and greater uncertainty about the potential dealmaking. Deal making in the US fell 40% from last year to $289

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

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