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  2. Transferred Big 4 Audit-> Valuations within 8 months AMA

    Hey guys, I recently started in Big 4 Audit in Canada and was able to transfer to Financial advisory. I have always been more interested in finance but didn't go to a University that would give me a realistic chance at a good finance job. I went the ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 10 2017 - 11:00pm -

  3. Valuation Services to Private Equity

    Does anyone have any perspective on whether moving from Valuation Services to Private Equity is a doable move? I am interested to hear general perspectives but also specifically relating to the UK if possible, I know US/ Europe can sometimes work a little ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 12:24am -

  4. Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is Down

    With U.S. stock markets near record highs, and M&A activity on-track for another big year, there has been much commentary about whether markets have once again detached from intrinsic value. By and large, the labour market has returned to normality, t ...

    11 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 6:58pm -

  5. Boutique Valuation Firm or Big Four Financial Due Diligence?

    Any thoughts in career, exit opportunities and etc.? 1 year of experience at assurance, ready to jump as soon as possible Boutique valuation firm pays pretty well at 65k + 20-30% bonus Big 4 FDD- what is the salary/bonus situation? Thanks for the input bi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 7:00pm -

  6. Best valuation & excel resources for financial analyst work?

    Hey guys, I am looking to prepare for financial analyst work. Does anyone recommend a self study course on valuation with excel modelling training? (preferably something free or easy to find on torrent sites) Excel Financial Modelling valuations <p cla ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 15 2015 - 7:10pm -

  7. Valuations vs. Transaction Advisory Services

    Hello all, I've tried to do some research on this but have not seen many posts comparing the two specialty groups within many Big 4 firms. I did find a lot of interesting information regarding transaction services type roles, however, not much on val ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 9 2018 - 7:32pm -

  8. How does Credit Suisse determine discount rate when valuing equities?

    I read their report on Celgene and they use 8%. It seems low. I calculated using CAMP/ WACC that it should be around 12%. dcf sell side buy side credit suisse valuations ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2016 - 5:27am -

  9. Help for Newbie starting in Investment Valuations at a Big Shop

    Hi, Thanks so much for this forum- I have been reading it for the last weeks and I have been learning quite a lot! I will start a grad scheme in a couple of months at a big RE firm (think JLL, CBRE, C&W) in London. My background in finance is quite li ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2016 - 10:44am -

  10. Does Audit Get Better After Your First Year?

    Hello everyone! I interned in tax at a big 4 last summer and am doing a rotation into audit as a full time hire (started last month). I wanted to check out both audit and tax before making a decision. I enjoyed my time in tax and thought there was a lot o ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 12:20am -

  11. Headhunted for CBRE Investment Analyst from BIG4 valuations team

    Hey everyone, I have been given the possibility to take an interview for CBRE as an investment analyst. I am currently working in the BIG4 valuations team in a Nordic country and I am not sure whether this would be a suitable transition and therefore ask ...

    2 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 17 2018 - 8:09am -

  12. PE Portfolio Valuations Associate Jobs

    A little background, I am currently in a Big 4 Valuations/TAS gig, interested in some of the typical exits (banking, corp dev, corp strat). My specific group does not audit or perform PE / VC portco valuations, but I'm familiar with PEs hiring Big 4 ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 28 2018 - 6:17pm -

  13. Valuations Comp in DC and NYC area

    Hey everyone, I was wondering a good compensation is for entry level valuations position at a boutique valuations firm in DC area? What about NYC area? Which valuations firm pays the most: Duff & Phelps, SRR, or Big 4? What are some exit opps for this ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2016 - 10:55am -

  14. Deloitte Business Valuation vs EY TAS

    Hi All, I'm currently a senior here at UC Berkeley and happened to recieve 2 full-time offers from Deloitte and EY for their Business Valuation groups in LA. I was wondering if anyone has knowledge on the Associate role at these firms and perhaps can ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 7 2014 - 3:14pm -

  15. PEG based valuation

    I'm looking at a sell-side report where the analyst hasn't shown his work, and my boss won't explain because he thinks PEG ratios are meaningless. Can someone just walk me through the logic here? We arrive at our price target of $100 based ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 20 2017 - 11:13am -

  16. Info on UBS- help

    Anyone have any info on what it's like to work at UBS (US) these days? Any help on lifestyle of a Valuations Analyst and the size of various offices in the US. thanks! valuations ...

    - 1 silver bananas - Mar 31 2017 - 7:48pm -

  17. Uber China sold to Didi Chuxing- Fall of the Behemoths?

    Just a few hours back, a deal was arranged between Uber China and Didi Chuxing (China's own ride-sharing startup) in which Uber China is to be sold to Didi, after both companies haemorrhaged billions. Both companies' CEOs will sit on the other&# ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 6:30am -

  18. Hedge Fund Acquisitions and Valuations- KKR Takes 24.9% Stake in Marshall Wace

    Pre 9/9/15 market open, KKR announced that it will acquire a 24.9% stake in Marshall Wace, a UK-based hedge fund with more than $22B in AUM. Stock analysts were pleased by the deal, with one analyst lifting the price target by $1.50 to $29.00. This is the ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 7:45pm -

  19. High GPA economics major but internships aren't in finance?

    I go to a large state school in the South ranked around 50th overall. I am a business economics major with roughly a 3.89 GPA. The past two summers, I interned with large-scale corporate retail buying and merchandising thinking I'd go into marketing ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2015 - 1:03am -

  20. Help for my thesis

    I need to do my thesis on valuation of portfolio investments by private equity funds, can anyone suggest me how to go about it? How valuation is done by private equity? valuations privateequity ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2014 - 4:58am -

  21. Question wrt ROIC and Buybacks

    If a company is trading at two times invested capital (2x EV /IC) and decides to buy back shares, then would it be correct to say that the capital it's using for the BB is going to be generating a return at half of the company's ROIC? For exampl ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2014 - 12:52pm -

  22. Valuing businesses nearby war zones

    Hi, everyone! Has anyone valued businesses located in regions neighboring a war conflict zone? What would you suggest: either applying options-based valuation or using specific risk premium in discount rate and "conventional" DCF-model? Thanks i ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 21 2014 - 5:42am -

  23. Valuing layers of holding cos

    Was interested in getting feedback on the valuation approach for a multi-layered organization. From the bottom, there are 3 opcos which generate cash. These 3 opcos rollup into a holding company 1 that doesn't have any operations but a few items on t ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 3:18pm -

  24. I have Equity Research and IR/Business Dev transfer opportunities: Both require modeling aptitude

    Long story short: I am building from scratch an operational model/equity valuation model for both an integrated energy company and a power company (non-regulated, non-utility). I have no prior experience, and have hit a number of road blocks (standardizin ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2014 - 2:28pm -

  25. Income Statement and Minority Interest question?

    I'll apologize in advance. Because this is sort of a Dumb question, however when we did basic financial modeling in College in my corporate finance the problems our professor gave us never had minority interest listed a such in the income statement. ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2014 - 1:15am -