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Debt Capital Markets Analyst and Associate Work

For the most part, DCM analysts and associates do the same thing, except the associate knows the process a lot better and is able to guide the analysts. Identifying Clients for DCM to Talk To DCM will usually have a rolling list of upcoming maturities to look at which companies to approach.

M&A Process Walkthrough

In this post we walk through an M&A process from start to finish. M&A Process Summary Teaser/Executive Summary Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)/Confidentiality Agreement (CA) Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM)/Offering Memorandum Indication of Interest/Expression of Interest Bid Process Letters Round 1 First Round Bids/Letter of Intent Bidder Selection Bid Process Letters Round 2 Definitive

Types of M&A Sell Side Processes

When a company decides to sell itself, or “consider strategic options” in corporate finance lingo, the investment banker must advise on how the process should be conducted in terms of scope. Companies decide to hire an investment bank to market their firm for different reasons, and depending on what the goal

Accretion/Dilution Analysis – Part I: EPS, Earnings Yield and All-Stock Transactions

Accretion/Dilution is an important concept in corporate finance which is associated with mergers & acquisitions (is a transaction accretive or dilutive post-merger) – however, accretion/dilution analysis is conducted whenever an analyst looks at pro-forma earnings (or cash flow for energy and mining companies) after the evaluation of various corporate actions

Interview with: Renewables Investment Banker

This interview was conducted with a Power Investment Banker specializing in the Renewable Energy space.  Renewables are hot right now – is there a difference between which renewables are doing better between solar, wind, hydro, biofuels and geothermal? Why is that? The renewables space has been around for a long time. For

Net Asset Value in Mining

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While many parts of this article on NAV will be applicable to various industries, this article is specifically written for the metals & mining industry. This post is written by a metals & mining investment banker. What is NAV? If you are considering going into the mining industry or are interested in mining, you have probably

Interview with: Equity Research Associate

This interview was conducted with an Equity Research Associate at a global bank - securities discussed have been changed What is your background? Canadian target school Honours undergraduate in Accounting. Worked in Big 4 audit for 3 years and got my CPA before "switching to industry" in Consumer Packaged Goods (PepsiCo/RB/Unilever/P&G), where I

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