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CF Rotational Program at Small Media/Tech v.s. Corporate Development and Transactions at AccentureI have received two offers one for a Financial Analyst position at Dolby Laboratories through their new rotational program in their business finance group and the other is for Accenture on their Corporate Development and Transactions Services team. Looking for some insight taking into account I'd li...
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Company Interview: State Farm Insurance - Global Operations InternI thought the recruiter would ask me standard questions like why I was interested in the company, why operations, etc., but she focused on solely behavioral questions like describe your experience working in a global team, what is the hardest assignment you've completed, etc. It was interesting beca...
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Company Interview: Microsoft - Program manager5 mins into the interview - interviewer turned the table and told me to ask question for the remaining 45 mins. Why Operations There are three primary reasons why I want to continue in operations: • It’s the part of organization which converts idea into reality. • Opportunity to make a dif...
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Company Interview: Samsung - Finance internThere were mostly behavioral and fit questions, asking about prior experiences in corporate finance, general background, situational cases to assess team-based and client-based interaction skills and working under pressure. Basic technical questions for accounting. More harder questions were some pr...
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Company Interview: Other - Analyst InternHow would you go about making a prediction without having dependent variables. Note: you have the dependent variable as well as the independent variable from the last 10 days. How would you investigate seasonality in data and which items would you assume to have seasonality. Can the same method...
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"Strategic alliances" count for anything in CorpDev?Everyone, I am part of a CorpDev team at a technology unicorn ($5B+ valuation). The company did plenty of deals in the past and was a fairly active in M&A and investments. But the company has had a cash crunch, valuation markdowns etc and the deal appetite has substantially reduced, though we hav...
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Exit Ops after Corporate StrategyHi everyone, Just looking for some advice on a logical path/ goal someone could take after working a year in corporate strategy. My strategy division is within a MM bank for reference. I'm currently taking a year off from school to work, but will have the opportunity to go back to finish off under...
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Best method to valuate a company that has negative net income.Good Afternoon, everyone! I have 2 inquiries related to the right selection for a method to valuate a company: 1.- Which method should I use to valuate a company that has the 2 last periods negative net income. 2.- How to valuate a company that has not started to operate - ( It stills in investm...
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Company Interview: Citigroup - Citi FMANothing unexpected. Case study was given to you via presentation format. You were asked to analyze various metrics, numbers, and then make a recommendation about the case question to the interviewer. Group case discussion was extension of the case. They ask you to work together to come up with a rec...
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Corporate finance - finance manager or advisory in consulting firmHi everyone, I need your advice. I have cpa, cma and sql, salesforce, tableau experience in tech field for 6 years. I am thinking of the next step for the career. Which do u suggest: Keep working in corporate finance role in tech firm to be a finance manager or working in advisory in consulting firm...
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Company Interview: Scotiabank - Associate, GBMThe interview was fairly straightforward at round 1 with the two associates. They first asked me to tell them a little about myself then asked me to walk them through my resume and then finally some standard behavioral / situational questions (i.e. tell me about a time you managed multiple deadlines...
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Financial Analyst in Procter&Gamble vs Relationship Manager in Qatar National Bank (Corporate Banking)?Hello everybody, I have two offers from Procter&Gamble as a financial analyst and from QNB (Qatar National Bank) as a relationship manager in the corporate and investment banking department. which one should I go for? and what are the exit opportunities for each one of them? Thanks, ...
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Transaction Advisory Service - Resources/ConceptsHi All Prior to the end of the year I will be starting a new role within a Transaction Advisory Service department - which I believe will be mainly buy-side financial due diligence. In order to hit the ground running - are there any useful resources I can get hold of or specific concepts I should ...
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Company Review: Capital One Financial - Summer Internship ReviewThe most important factor to me was the work life balance over summer. Additionally, compensation is above standard.. The location is cheap, but not a booming city for young people. Financial services isn't the most glamorous starting industry out there....
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Company Review: Fidelity Investments - Asset Management Compliance Intern- Relaxed work environment - Good work accommodations - office shared with fellow intern - Excellent work life balance - Free coffee, soda, tea, nantucket nectars... - Subsidized meals - Limited overtime . - Limited overtime - many levels of communication to go through - at times seems disorganized...
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Finance & Strategy Associate Role at Salesforce?Does anyone know about the Finance & Strategy Associate position at Salesforce? Is this corporate strategy at Salesforce or is it your typical FP&A job? Thanks. ...
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Company Interview: Citigroup - InternWhat is a global event you followed recently and how did you get into that event ?I was focused majorly in investment banking so I said fed raising rates in December but I guess that's not global enough for its corporate finance division. I could have answered something like Bre-exist or Eurozone cr...
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J.P. Morgan Corporate Analyst Development Program Hi everyone, Is the following job a BO role? Is it J.P. Morgan's FLDP? https://jpmc.recsolu.com/external/requisitions/WoppO59yaT5lRWpiGe41lQ Thanks! ...
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Is a CPA worth pursuing in a career in Finance?I am currently working in the corporate finance division at a Big 4 and am deciding whether to commit to a CA (Australian version of CPA, relatively well respected in Aus) Background: Completed Accounting and Finance majors in Uni. Unsure exactly where to go in the future – definitely not in acco...
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Company Review: Johnson & Johnson - Summer 2016 Internship ReviewVery friendly people open to setting up 1:1s to learn more about them & the business. Pretty good work life balance - out by 5 as an intern. Lucked out on having some great projects to work on.. Heavily accounting based. Company is huge so it seems slow moving and lots of waiting when it comes to mo...
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Company Interview: Goldman Sachs - Finance AnalystAsked somewhat difficult accounting questions (P&L, effects of different adjustments on balance sheets and income statements). "Why Goldman" as opposed to the other banks, what qualities I had that would make me fit in. Mainly tested understanding of accounting with respect to Goldman's operations...
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Behavioral Finance case studySomewhere in Africa an IPO raised 90% of the funds through retail investors. This should count as a Harvard behavioral Finance case study? Usually the norm is 90% Institutions and 10% retail. The company is a telecommunications company that was owned 100% by the government. The government then sold...
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Company Review: Charles Schwab - A 9 to 5 Investment FirmThe pros are that you get to meet of the senior executives all the way up to the CEO and CFO level. Also, the hours are very 9-5. The company is very known for the very steady hours. . The con is that your salary will be significantly (personal opinion) below market. This is most likely because you ...
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Company Review: American Express - Strategy ManagerA lot of opportunity to move within the company, across divisions, etc. I would consider it a meritocracy where people who work hard and perform are rewarded . Many people leave for traditional competitors (Visa, MC, Chase, Citi) / companies where strategy and other skills transfer fairly easily (Sa...
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FP&A analyst. Move to Merger Integration & Business Planning team or stay till promotion in FP&A?Wondering what the thoughts are on "Merger Integration / Business Modelling" type teams? most seem to stay in these teams all career....
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Job Posting: Finance & Strategy Analyst at The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD)To anyone who's tired of the long hours and sometimes minimal impact an investment banking analyst has on any given pitch / engagement / etc., why not do what I did and become the sole analyst at a fast growing (and newly public) tech company? The Trade Desk is a programmatic advertising platform ...
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Thoughts on the following role at entertainment company?Hi guys, What are your thoughts on the following finance planning role at acquisitive entertainment / media company? Reporting to the VP Finance duties include; 1. Analysis with the analysis of strategic investment opportunities. Determine valuations of acquisition targets and financial benefit...
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For corporate finance role, how do you usually do new business analysis?For corp finance role, how do you usually do new business analysis? Another question: how do you usually calculate hurdle rate?...
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Breaking in to ManagementIt's my opinion that two of the biggest milestones in a corporate career are 1) getting your first corporate job, and 2) jumping from "individual contributor" to management. Why? These milestones both seem to require "prior experience": you can't get a job without experience, and you can't get exper...
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PM contacts for US roadshowHi all we are listing a SPAC in Africa to Invest in Mineral Products and Energy, let me know of anyone who has an appetite for investing in Africa ahead of our US roadshow. Already got contacts for GEM. Js PM me....
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Lev Fin to Tech Corp Dev?Hi all, Do Corporate Development teams at tech companies hire from LevFin? I've noticed that those companies like to hire from TMT or M&A groups, not as much LF. If they're looking for industry expertise, is it better to just take a financial analyst or business development role in the industry of ...
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Company Interview: Radian Group Inc - Treasury Intern1. Tell me about a time where you had to be creative. 2. What are you involved in on campus? Tell me about how you spend your time. 3. What is your biggest weakness? 4. How well do you know excel? Can you use VLookup? 5. Have you ever used Bloomberg before? 6. Can you explain to me what exactl...
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What does a CFO do?Long story short, I have been acting as an external director / advisor for a small company. It's a very good company, run by a small group of outstanding people. They work hard, they treat employees and clients right, they have integrity and they are good at what they do. The current CFO is leavin...
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Company Interview: Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Product Control AssociateThe most difficult questions were related to specific examples that I had listed on my resume. If you list a model, a project, a presentation expect them to ask any of a 100 possible questions. This isn't something that can be easily prepared for but something it will be worth running through. Anot...
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List of corporate strategy/finance internship programsLooking for companies offering internship programs in corporate strategy. I'd really appreciate it if y'all could list down programs that currently take interns. thanks!...
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Strategy for preparing for an IPO roadshowHi all, we are listing a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) that focuses 100% on Mining companies. The model is simply a listed PE/VC firm. About the Road-show: 1. Portfolio: Quarry Projects, Coal, Diamonds 2. Size: 500 Million 3. Standard: Biggest IPO after a 462 Million one 4. Coun...
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Banker Phone QuestionsI have been networking quite a bit this summer trying to break onto the street full time next summer. I have a phone call with not only the firm that I want to work for, but also the group inside of that bank in the location I want. I asked for 5-10 minutes to speak and they agreed and then asked fo...
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Corporate Rotational/Leadership Development Programs and Entry Level CareersThis list has been removed, sorry for the inconvenience....
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Division hurdle rate / WACC when borrowing is centralised, division cap structureHi, I have a company with several divisions and a centralised Treasury. The company borrows on a centralised basis and has a specific cost of debt. I am assessing the hurdle rate for one of the divisions. The cost of equity is clearly assessed on a division (sector) basis. But what should I do wi...
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Best Business Unit for FMPI am currently in the process of filling out my GE FMP application, and was wondering if anyone had any input in which business unit is best to start in? I am having trouble deciding between Oil and Gas, Aviation, and GE Capital...
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Lyft's latest feature: Taco ModeI don’t know about you, but I get “$50 added to your account for your next 10 rides” or similar notifications from Lyft quite often… but never use them because the word “uber” has become almost as synonymous with calling a ride as “google” is with search. Although, that might change...
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Company Interview: The Boeing Company - Boeing Business Internship Program (Finance)Questions: 1. Tell me a bit about yourself, your background, your interests, and your hobbies. 2. Why Boeing? 3. Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker and how you resolved it. Other than those 3, I would say to prepare for your behavioral as you would for any general fi...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - BoA Business Analyst Internship- Lots of facetime with my boss - Given ample opportunities to present - Trusted with building out strategy. - Navigating the corporate hierarchy - Sometimes the work becomes pretty dry - Did not really invest in teaching interns...
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Equity fundingHi All, I am stuck in a situation and would request your guidance. I am preparing an infrasture financial model in which The capex is $1 billion and Opex is $ 50 million The life of the project is 15 year. The project is financed using debt and equity in the ratio of 70:30 The return on equity ...
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ROI vs IRRHello, I am looking at a project analysis and I noticed IRR exceeds ROI which leads me to my question. Can IRR ever exceed ROI?...
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Company Interview: KPMG - KPMG Deal Advisory1. What is a Public Private partnership? (This was an extremely difficult question as I had no idea what a public private partnership was) 2. How can you contribute to our team? 3. Walk me through your resume and give me a brief overview of yourself. 4. I see you did XXX and YYY (picks out two o...
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Macros in FP&AHello everyone, I am currently a first year FP&A analyst at a medium size company in the bay area. My current job duties consist of variance analysis on OpEx from our business operations, helping with the planning process by forecasting headcount and OpEx, and a variety of ad-hoc request my manager...
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I'm a first year credit analyst with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. I love it, but eventually I'd like to explore other directionsBackground: First year credit analyst with Wells Fargo Capital Finance FAP Program. It's Asset Based Lending.... I know it isn't IBD but I am really loving the program. The pay is solid, but the real value IMO comes from the great deal I've been able to learn about. On top of that, my coworkers are ...
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What is the difference between PwC Deals and Consulting?What is the difference between the deals group at PwC and the consulting group? I'm very confused since both seem to perform the same kind of work...
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Tech Firm Corp Finance Interview Question: How can you allocate resources of developers to various productsHi All, I was asked a question in Tech firm corp finance role. The interviewer asked how i can allocate software engineers resources to various prod. say why should we invest more engineers to this product and less to another prod. Thank you for all thoughts from talents here....
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AMA: Corporate Strategy Manager at pre-IPO tech startupHi everyone - WSO has been a tremendously helpful part of my career planning process over the past few years & I wanted to give back. I've been in this role for about a year now. Previously was in equity research at a BB and prior to that management consulting at a tier 2 firm. Happy to answer an...
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Corporate Finance at F500 CompanyHi everyone, I'm relatively very new here and need some help. I'm currently a student in NYC and go a public business school (Baruch) and have just finished up my 2nd year (going to declare for Accounting). I am working full-time (payroll in a small private company) + taking a full-time course lo...
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Contribution to IRRHi guys, I am wondering if someone could help with IRR contribution. For example, I have a stream of Cash flows that gives me an IRR of say 10%. If I then decompose those cash flows into different categories (say 3) I will get an IRR for every category and can´t to much with those. Now, if I want t...
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Strategic Planning Interviews?I understand that strategic planning is not a well defined phrase as it can encompass different roles and responsibilities depending on the company. That said, I am hoping to get insight into the late-stage interview process for a senior analyst / junior manager position for said "strategic planning...
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Executive Recruiters (C-Level)Folks, I don't usually pop down to the CF forum (mostly hang out in IB), but I've got a quick question that I need to ask the folks here. I'm working on a project with an early-stage finance project ( a bit unconventional) and we are looking to get in touch somebody who has executive level experie...
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Interview Question re: Lender Due Diligence ProcessHad this question asked in a case interview the other day and wanted to get your input on it: So say you work at a bank and one of your portfolio companies approaches you regarding an extension on the maturity of their revolving credit facility as well as execution of a forbearance agreement. They ...
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Jobs that aren't tied so closely to month and quarter-end?sick of the accruals, the reforecasts and the budgeting season what else is out there, that harnesses similar skills as FP&A or corporate finance but isn't tied to a cycle...
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Stepping Stone - Ideal role prior to Corp Dev/ Corp Strat?I decided to transition this question over from the business School forum because I think it is just as relevant here, considering my ultimate goal is to break into a reputable company's Corporate Strategy or Corporate Development Team. My question is which of the below two job offers should I take...
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Corporate Banking ? about skills and where to applyHey everyone- I looked around on this site, and others, and haven't been able to find an answer to my question. A little background; I have been working as a credit analyst for a 1B community bank in ND. I really enjoy going to work everyday and would like to stay in credit for my entire career. The...
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Mini/Small caps SPA execution: Purchase Price Mechanism (Working Capital)Hi, with regard to really small companies (3 - 10m sales): How do you set the purchase price mechanism especially the working capital mechanism in the SPA? In large deals, besides a debt/cash clause, I try to include a working capital mechanism (Target WC - Actual/Closing WC) as a correction mech...
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Cardinal Health Corporate FinanceDoes anyone on here work in corporate finance at Cardinal Health? I'm about to start my junior year studying accounting and am interested in Cardinal Health....
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Hesitating between 2 internship offers - Need for advicesHey guys, I'm currently enrolled in a tier 1 french business school and am aiming at working within the corporate strategy/finance field. I am now entering a gap year, and its purpose is for us to do internships and gain experience. So now I have got 2 job offers: - One as a FP&A analyst and int...
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Big 4 Transaction Advisory Partner compensationA lot has been discussed regarding Big 4 audit partner compensation, but what information is available for Partners in Big4 Transaction Advisory (dd, vals, m&a) practices? ...
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Bottoms-up Financial Modeling HelpBackground: I do FP&A for a mid-stage tech startup. I have developed a complex, but sound, financial model forecasting revenues/cost of revenue from a bottoms-up approach for over 500 customers. Problem: The model can get very confusing with all of its tabs (roughly 15) that pull data (to support ...
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citiplease guys really urgent i have received an email containing a link from Citi to take a test but i cant seem to find the test after login please is there any one who can help with this...
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Boss talk: is it Real or Not ?So I came across this post on [Wall Streeter blog](https://wallstreetfinancier.blogspot.com/2017/06/10-boss-maxims.html) Is this real or not ? Looking for WSO opinions. Note: Don't read if you're easily offended and have applied your makeup on your pretty little face this morning. Stuff is pretty ...
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Computing cash collections from financial statements: why we don't take into account bad debt expense?Hello! I apologize for a bit lengthy text, but it's the only way I could explain my question. I will be truly grateful for your help. Below I post an example on computing the cash collections based on the information in the company’s financial report, when we don’t actually have any more detai...
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Got a referral from a Facebook employee.. now what?I graduate next May. I've been working my ass off networking and just yesterday was offered a referral at Facebook from an alumni. There is a specific job opening there that I'm interested in, and actually pretty qualified for minus 1 year experience. (I do have two summer internships though includi...
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Informational Interview with a MD in Finance Product Control tomorrow - what questions should I prepare? Interning at a BB and managed to set up an informational interview with a MD in Finance Product Control tomorrow. He has over 25 years of experience and I really want to get the most out of this session. Any suggestions on questions I should ask? ...
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Accounts Receivable balance amount vs Notes Receivables I get wrong answerHello! It seems to be a pretty easy task, but I don’t understand why I get the wrong answer. The answer from the book is AR = 16 465, but I get a different number. Here is the task (I uploaded it to the google drive as a screen shot): **Description of the task:** Farwell Company closes its book...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Wholesale Credit Analyst??? - Confused I'm looking to apply for "Wholesale Credit Analyst (financial institutions)" but does anyone have advice on the specific roles of this position? Kinda confused since it says front office... Wholesale Credit is a front office function that works closely with origination functions such as Corporate ...
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Is Corporate M&A at a BB BO or FO?The Corporate M&A division is grouped into the corporate finance division at the BB I work at. I know most of the time, Corporate M&A would be considered FO, but even though the division works on M&A transactions, would it be BO? ...
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Tax shield valueHi, Unlevered firm value (FVu) is generally agreed to be equal to levered firm value (FVl) - tax shield value (VTS). So FVl is greater than FVu, thanks to tax benefits. Ultimately, this greater value (VTS) benefits to shareholders (as debtholders revenue is generally fixed, idem for preferred stock...
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Need advice: First timer attempting an LBOHello All! I am in serious need expert counsel. I am a small business trying to acquire another business. I am not from Finance background. I have financial statements of the target and need help with the following: a: CIM: Aimed at debt providers b: Advice on structuring the deal (Efficient use of ...
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Getting the CFA?Hi all, I am going into my Junior year of college at a large state school and am planning to get into a F100 FLDP program when I graduate. I plan to finish taking the CPA exams during the summer right after I graduate. I do plan on doing a part-time MBA program a few years into my career. I have r...
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valuation multiple and tax shieldHello, I'm wondering if we should consider the multiple => NI to common without tax shield / Equity value, => instead of NI to Common including tax shield / Equity Value (which is more traditional = easily comparable to market data) My reasoning: When using an implied multiple, to get an apple-to...
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Here are Five Reasons That Explain Why Amazon Might Buy SlackBefore the buzz regarding Whole Foods stole everyone’s attention, Bloomberg broke that Amazon potentially would takeover Slack. Here are five reasons that may explain what Amazon’s plan would be in such an acquisition: [quote] • Alexa infiltrates the office: Amazon has been busy spreading ...
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Treasury vs. FP&Ahas anyone had experience in both that can give a rundown, pros/cons, typically day, pain points, etc.?...
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JP Morgan to VegasJPM has announced that they will open a [commercial banking outpost in Las Vegas](http://www.businessinsider.com/jpmorgan-expanding-to-vegas-2017-6). With all the alcohol, gambling, and other illicit activities, what could go wrong? Although many things could go wrong (hangover-esque nights), I d...
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Switching from buy-side equity research at a mutual fund group to corp dev. Would love to hear thoughts from those in corp dev.I've been in equity research for 3 years at a $3B mutual fund group. The proliferation of algorithmic trading, ETFs, and other passive vehicles caused a significant amount of redemptions at the firm I was with (to the tune of $800MM in just the past 9 months). I was laid off several months ago as th...

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