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Subscription Receipts in Acquisition Finance

Why Issue Subscription Receipts Subscription receipts are often used as a form of acquisition financing in regards to equity. A public company may need to issue equity when debt is either not available or is not prudent. For instance, if the indicative cost of debt becomes too high as the market feels

Canadian M&A Roundup Q2 2018

Canadian M&A announced deals for the second quarter totaled CAD $40B, an increase of 23% from the previous quarter and keeping pace with Q2 2017’s total of $40.43B. M&A Drivers Some factors affecting M&A activity for Q2 2018 include Trade uncertainty Large deals in the energy sector Continued consolidation for cannabis companies Trade

Investment Bankers Love Equity

"I Don't Want to Do Equities" I am a big fan of "giving back" to aspiring financiers, in large part due to my altruistic nature. However, another reason is to encounter dunces and laugh at them. When I get a few in a row of the latter, I grow weary of

Investment Banking Bake-Off or Beauty Contest

Investment Banking Request for Proposal In the eternal quest for the next sale, the request for proposal (“RFP”) is a very important part of boosting the probability of a transaction where the investment banker gets paid. A request for proposal is not unique to investment banking. These are fairly standard solicitations across

Investment Banking for Dummies

I used to know a socialite girl who worked at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver. As they have purchase allowances and because it is incumbent upon junior investment bankers to be immaculately dressed in no small part due to the toxic lifestyles endorsed by new finance Instagram accounts, I was happy

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

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