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14 Feb Bolt-On Acquisitions: Growth From an Established Industry Platform

Various inorganic methods exist for corporate growth. Industry consolidation using a roll-up strategy with add-on/bolt-on/tuck-in acquisitions is at least one method used ad-nauseum by all the most well known private equity groups and strategic buyers. The concept is relatively simple in overall design and description, but...

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12 Feb The Downfall of Bulge-Bracket Investment Banking? Why Bulge-Bracket Bankers are Fleeing to Successful Boutiques

There are no shortage of the terrible tales of working at some bulge-bracket bank. Here are a few: A report of investment bankers "crying" as a result of unexpected lay-offs Wall Street will corrupt your very soul  Wall Street will corrode your soul Admonishments not to "sell your soul"...

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12 Feb Industry Consolidation & its Impact on Mergers & Acquisitions

Consolidation is a normal part of any industry. They help to establish economies of scale that drive down the cost of goods and services and make the marketplace more competitive – and therefore affordable – for consumers. There are three stages of consolidation in which an industry...

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11 Feb Assessing the Value of Value: Looking at True Corporate Value Drivers

Some would argue that the primary role of a business is to create and return value to its shareholders. While organizations can and should create ever-increasing value for owners, above the cost of capital, there are the naysayers that vilify corporations at the expense of...

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09 Feb This Week In Finance (Feb. 9)

Digital technology could revolutionize the health care industry. Meanwhile, middle market deals can still find financing but are facing wary investors who are focused on credit quality. Insights 3D printing is seeing an upswing in attention from investors. The technology behind Bitcoin is receiving increased attention from investors...

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