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WSO Hall of Fame: Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

The Wall Street Oasis corporate finance, Development and Strategy Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the corporate finance, development and strategy industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To vi...

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Accounting standrads reconciliation in cross border transactions

calculator

What is the standard way of doing things when trying to reconciliate and adjust financial statements in different GAAPs? In terms of how do you do it? Do you ask a local accounting firm / to produce IFRS/US GAAP based statements? Do you go to Big 4 so that they use their network and produce requir...

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AMA: Private Equity Portfolio Company CFO

PE-CFO

#### Pre-MBA Work History: * I attended a private, Catholic university in the Midwest where the curriculum was focused on asset management and included a student-managed portfolio as part of the university's endowment. * Alumni through that program helped me land in the analyst class of a $500 ...

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AMA - F500 Senior Analyst CorpDev

MedTechMonkey

Ask me anything Previous: Non-target, state school MACC CPA 1 year of audit at national firm 1.5 years of valuation, financial modeling, and QofE (TAS) Passed Level 1 CFA Current: F500 CorpDev analyst Ask me about: transitioning from audit to consulting to m&a. CPA ...

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SaaS Business Drivers

512Finance

Hello WSO Team, When looking at a company that engages in SaaS and serves a specific niche, how do you look at the levers and drivers of the business? I would automatically assume that the #1 driver would be the industry performance in which the company operates out of. That said, and taking a deep...

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Europe F500 vs Oceania VC

Washington VC

Hey guys, in need of a bit of advice here. I have a finance graduate programme lined up in a European F500 for this fall and currently doing an unpaid internship in a VC in AUS/NZ. I know not everyone agrees with unpaid internships, but it's a way for me to get some really good finance experience ...

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How would you find out how much debt is needed to fund this reorganization?

jaanders

So I'm working with a foreign PE firm, they opened a US subsidiary to acquire land in the Permian basin to eventually build a pipeline and perform some E&P. They currently operate through 2 separate subsidiaries, Sub A and Sub B. On an organizational chart it's clear that they're sister companies. ...

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Starting a new CD job soon - anything you wish you knew before starting? General tips/tricks?

CDthrowaway

Long-time poster here. I've definitely seen threads like this before for banking/PE but don't think I've come across one for corp dev. My background is asset management ---> boutique banking and I'll be starting a new corporate development (manager-level) role soon at a $10bn revenue, b2b indus...

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Move from Corporate Finance to PE/HF Recommendations

sigmahatsquared

All, Curious as to your thoughts and path on how best to make a move from Corporate Finance to PE/HF. I'm not being challenged right now andor competing. I enjoy working directly with our CFO, CEO and BOD, but I feel as though I'm missing something. A few data points are as follows: 28yrs-old, Dir...

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Securing an Analyst Offer after Graduation...Possible for Me or No?

wannabePE

Hi all, I am a rising senior at a semi-target school (top 50) with a 3.2-3.4 GPA, and I really want to secure a Corporate Finance Analyst position after graduation. The only problem is, I messed up my summer internship situation and I'm not doing a Summer Analyst position, I'm just working unpaid...

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Preventing idea from being stolen?

Raj Rajaratnam

Apologies for the long post but I’m trying to be as in depth as possible. TLDR up front is: I have an idea I don’t want my boss to steal as their own. Debating if I should go above their head or not and mention the idea to their boss so I can be the one to present it. My background: Former b...

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How long does a valuation project take?

calculator

Hi, how long can a valuation / merger modelling project be? What would be the "normal" duration? I can assume that there are some quick and dirty "a couple of hours" projects, but how long would be the real project - say within a merger /fairness opinion/equity research? In a bank, Big 4 or corp de...

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How to better forecast the number of new shares that will be granted in next 3 years?

moonwater

I'm currently working on a forecasting project for a tech startup. I need to forecast the number of new shares that will be granted in next 3 years. I have a headcount plan that details the number of new hires for every department in all quarters for the next 3 years. Because I'm very new to stock o...

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CorpDev Exit Opportunities

MedTechMonkey

Just started in M&A at a Fortune 500 medtech and med device company. I am 3 years out of school. Does anyone have any insight into exit opportunities after a couple years of experience and deals closed?...

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Direct listing vs IPO

calculator

In the light of the latest direct listing by Slack, do I understand correctly - Direct listing is a way for existing shareholders to exit and an IPO is a way for company to raise funds? Additional question - the usual description of a direct listing states that 1. the company does not issue new sh...

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The requirement for uniform rules

jemsas12

**Top property in Aligarh **Found 203 kilometers towards the northwest of Kanpur, Aligarh is the regulatory capital of the Aligarh Police Range and Aligarh District. This city in Uttar Pradesh is known for the Aligarh Muslim University, which pulls in a great many understudies the nation over. The ...

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Transaction Advisory Service

AlphaEurope

Hello! I work in Europe. I have 5+ years experience in risk management with a bachelor in Business, a master in Capital Markets and an additional master in Quant Finance. I realized that I would be more suitable for business driven roles and I would therefore consider to leap to a role in TAS regar...

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Big 4 Valuations Salary (Straight out of undergrad in Canada)

kaweezyleonard

What is the salary for new grad hires at the Big 4 accounting firms in Deals/Valuations/Transaction Services in Canada? ...

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Supply Chain to Corp Dev/Strat How??

HireMe4UrBank

So I am a 3rd year business student at a non target in Canada and I just landed a Supply chain management co-op role with a large O&G company in western Canada but my interests lie in corp dev/strat. What are my options for getting into these areas? I still have 2 co op positions left for my degree ...

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Corporate Treasury at a Large F500 to DCM/LevFin - How to make it happen?

Venturepapi

Howdy gents, Was wondering if/how anyone has made the jump from Corporate Treasury at a massive F500 company to DCM or LevFin. In a bit of a bind and need to take a job ASAP from a failed startup and have an opp for a senior role in Corporate Treasury for a massive operating group that touches ma...

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Pace University vs Western University BMOS

av1202-TORNYC

Is Pace University, Lubin School of Business or Western University BMOS (Non Ivey) or Michigan State (Non Broad, Communications) best for getting a Corporate Finance job in Toronto. Currently at Pace studying Finance and got offers from Western BMOS, MSU NonBroad, and University of Toronto NonRotma...

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What if Growth Rate Exceeds WACC? How to calculate Terminal Value in DCF?

Orangutndm

Start up firm. The growth expectations way exceed WACC. This creates a negative Terminal Value when run using the (FCFF)/((WACC---GR)) Gratefully, Monkey...

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Is this a Corp Dev role?

vinmister541

Is this a Corp Dev role? How would my experience be viewed if I wanted to switch to a Corp Dev Role or M&A at a Bank or working at a Portco of a PE firm? I have some experience in M&A in IB. Thanks for your help ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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Microsoft FRP Analyst Salary?

GoBlue12

My friend working in the Microsoft FRP Analyst program said she got paid **$88K base, $8.5K stock, $7K stipend, $4K cash bonus = $107.5K~ for first year salary** for working 35-40 hours. She also mentioned that FRP Analysts at Microsoft are classified as "Senior Financial Analysts" from day 1, but ...

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Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE) Anyone ever see companies use SAFE agreements when making investments?

Splatter_master

I was speaking with the SVP of CorpDev and he mentioned that he was finding a bunch of smaller more tactical targets that would be an interesting add on to our company, but were not meaningful in terms of revenue. Our company is PE-owned, so they largely take care of the bigger acquisitions. Since t...

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GE FMP 2019

Billy-Watson

Can someone tell me about how the FMP program is currently? Is Aviation the only good one? What should I expect out of it?...

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How long can I stay in CorpStrat, and when does it make sense to move in an operational or P&L role?

DatesExcelModels

Hi Everyone, Little bit of background: I did my undergrad in math/stats, then did my masters at a top target. I did two years of internships during, of which 2 at BBs in IB. I started at a FAANG in Sales about 2 years ago and moved to a Strategy Analyst role after a year. I'm loving the work, I lo...

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Full time recruitment advice with lack of prestigious internship

red-panda-98

How screwed am I if I didnt intern at any prestigious big financial firms during the three of my summer during college (freshman year i interned at a startup, second year a policy think tank, third year a private wealth management office - just small private company nothing fancy). i have decent fin...

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