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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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Please recommend a Financial/Strategic Analysis framework for a Restaurant Chain

aech11

Hi, What kind of financial/strategic analysis would you recommend for analyzing a Restaurant Chain? I want to expand my knowleedge regarding the analytic framework for this industry. It would be great if someone could provide some advice from a PE perspective. Thank you....

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Should I transfer colleges or wait?

sam_beetle

Hello, long time lurker of WSO. So here's my background I'm currently a freshman at a 4-year university that has a sub-par business college (Not even top 200). I chose this school because I always believed "It doesn't matter where you go, just get a degree". As well, I don't come from a wealthy fa...

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Thoughts on Consumer/Retail Corporate Development?

benasduh

What is everyone's thoughts on consumer/retail corporate development (i.e. Walmart, Macys, Nordstrom, etc.)? If the company is a sizable F500 company in the consumer/retail area, would joining a small M&A team, say ~6 people as a junior member on the team, that do just strategic M&A and related inve...

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Small company controller career advice

john206

Hi all, I recently got a controller position at a small company (10 mil revenue), I’m only a few years into my career with an accounting master but no firm/cpa experience. Only other job experience was a few start ups. What is the best path to cfo of a 50 million revenue company?...

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Help with Understanding Paid Up Capital (Reading Financial Statement)

pilot_1

Hello WSO, I'm looking for some assistance in calculating the "unencumbered paid up capital" for this company: Balance sheet shows: Shareholder equity: share capital 243,000 contributed surplus 65,000 accumulated other comprehensive income 300 retained earnings (210,000) TOTAL 98,300 Share Capi...

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Career Advice: Big 4 Audit to Valuation Firm

careeradvicemonkey

Background on myself, 1st year senior at Big 4 Audit completing my 3rd busy cycle. CPA and Level 3 CFA Candidate. Recently got offered a 2nd year analyst role at a top valuation firm. Comp is higher than what I make now, but comp is not really a top priority for me at this stage... Looking for advi...

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Need help explaining banking/equity raising fees to a company...

basementflat02

So let's say I've got a company that needs an equity or even debt infusion for a project, and I'm proposing to charge them 4% of all the equity I raise. They are balking thinking about how much they will make off of that money vs how much I will. I am trying to put together a case study showing th...

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Upcoming FP&A interview with credit union

T. Brosevelt

Hey everyone, I applied online, passed the phone screen. I have an interview next week with the VP. Job responsibilities: profitability/cost analysis, assist with the annual budget, and assist in month/quarter/year-ends closing process The description also calls for a strong knowledge of finance/...

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Tips on Improving As A Credit Anaylst?

ASC_842

What should I focus on to become a great credit analyst? Should I review basic accounting or specific financial topics? Are there any specific books on specific topics that may be of use? ...

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First Lien on Total Assets

alessandro_niglio

I got one questions regarding the liquidation value of a company that has a first lien on total assets. Let's not talk about the fair value of the assets. I need to know if the lender has priority also on the current liabilities. First I thought that the value was (Total Assets - Current Liabiliti...

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AMA: F20 Strategy Director at 25 Y/O

Dedline

Overly caffeinated and procrastinating on some technical writing that needs finishing. My path: * Top 25 Undergrad with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management with a 3.2 GPA but strong work experience * Four years of grinding through a blue chip technolog...

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Corporate Finance & FP&A Interview

Watches and Stocks

Hi everyone, I have a final FP&A interview coming up at a large company. I am a sophomore at the moment in an undergraduate business program. I was just wondering what the recruiting team will be expecting for such an interview and if anyone can provide any insight. Aside from basic accounting tech...

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Seeking Biz partner in Buying Profitable Companies

neilrutg

First time poster and hoping this is the correct forum, so here it goes. I currently run a hedge fund but have gotten tired of competing against algos all day. Looking for a partner to CO-INVEST in a profitable company / companies. I have a strategic tax credits that I can use to ensure that RO...

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Upcoming info interview w/ VP of PE firm

T. Brosevelt

Sup everyone, I managed to land an info interview as the title states. I’m aiming to land a role in corporate finance which I mentioned in the email and luckily this guy is more than willing to still give advice and help. I’m almost two years post grad (non-target), no real finance experience...

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Monday Morning Market Brief

syracusegroup

Here is your Monday update for what’s been happening in Australia and around the world to start the week off. In The Markets Shares in the Australian markets are expected to open higher after positive leads from the overseas markets last week. The SPI200 futures contract started up 0.88% or 53 po...

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Learning to use Bloomberg Terminal via practice sessions

The White Bull

So I had started to use Bloomberg Terminal today at my college and realized that it would be really good if I could solve some practice assignments every day, like retrieving and analyzing information from indices, equities and other derivatives to get a hang of how its done. So could you guys sugge...

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Credit Suisse Corporate Development / M&A

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FLDP Tech Programs

frog2i

What are the best FLDP programs in F500 in tech that are high pay and that have good exit opportunities for B-school afterwards?...

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Starting pay and training at small vs large corporations?

George-Vuxton

I'm graduating with my MS Finance in a few months and am looking for work in a corporate finance role (ideally FP&A or Treasury). I have been determined to get a job at a F500 due to higher advancement potential, and the possibility of relocating to numerous other locales. However, are there advanta...

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Career Progression for Capital One business analyst

marketriskjobs

What is the career progression for someone who starts as a business analyst at capital one? What is the range of salary at each stage? ...

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I think my parents stole my identity for loans and I can't pull my credit report

avatilbin

So I'm finally ready to start working on medical debt as taxes came in and I can pay things off. I went to pull my reports and it asks security questions about taking out store cards in 2014 and an auto loan in 2017. I did not know of this so I selected none of the above and was denied. I believe b...

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Expedia Corporate Development Interview

lilboosie

Hi, Just wanted to see if anyone has interviewed at Expedia in their corp dev group before. Want to know what to expect from an initial interview perspective. More broadly, what kind of technical questions do corp dev firms like to ask and how can I prepare for the interviews?...

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Less Accounting-heavy Corp Fin Roles?

JRMcC

Hey everyone - amateur level question here. I'm a bit of an outlier from the typical demographic here at WSO and really have no interest in pursuing IB/PE/HF as a career, partly because in Canada PE doesn't have a huge presence and that's really the only area listed above that really appeals to me, ...

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What companies gives RSU for below Director position?

hhahhahssdfnm

Which companies especially in Bay area give RSU to fresh MBA to manager level? I am from top 10~15 MBA went into corporate finance. getting okay salary, but realized many MBAs are receiving fat RSU and reaching 200K total compensation easily. Google, Apple and Amazon, they are well known. What other...

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What is next on Morgan Stanley's Shopping list ?

The White Bull

Jim has been acquisitive, buying Solium for $900M, its largest acquisition since the financial crisis. ([WSJ](https://www.wsj.com/articles/morgan-stanley-in-its-biggest-deal-since-crisis-courts-future-millionaires-11549885394)) However, as he said, they would like to "do more". So what do you guys ...

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Part of FP&A team establishment - Advice appreciated

gc21995

Good afternoon and happy Friday. This is a first time post as I have been a long time stalker on this site since my freshman year of college. I am very grateful and credit everyone on WSO for being a major factor in developing a passion for finance. A little background about me. Graduated in May fr...

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Corporate finance and investments

troy1

Hello. I missed an opportunity to work in investment firm as an accountant and feel like corporate is a drag now. I missed opportunity to invest and save and now that I'm almost mid career I am regretting it....

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Corporate Strategy - Case Interviews

Mr. Bob Dobalina

Hi all, I've got some CS interviews coming up with a few different companies, and was curious about the case interviews. What should I expect: MBB-esque cases, or something a little more on the lax side? Additionally, the interviews will be via phone. Can/should I: -use a calculator -have notes/fr...

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Banking-like experiences at McKinsey

jhemming2020

Haven't been able to find much information on the more technical finance work that it seems like McKinsey in particular does, especially through their NY office. Looking at their website and LinkedIn, they do a lot of corporate finance work and also have a sizable restructuring practice (the one tha...

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Nuances of Corporate Finance in each Industry

dan_yo23

I want to start a thread talking about the nuances of corporate finance within each industry (Oil & Gas, Healthcare/Pharma, Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Consumer Packaged Goods, etc). The impression I've gotten is that you can bounce around between industries in the first few years of your c...

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Commercial banking for business school?

JCVD

Trying to choose between BB (think JPMC, BAML, WF, Citi) offer vs a regional bank. Both are commercial banking analyst programs. BB: 65k + 15% Regional Bank: 80k +15% My goal is to attend a top 20 b-school in 3-4 years....

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