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Leveraged Buyouts

By Valuation Master Class Student

Leveraged buyout (“LBO”) is an acquisition of an entire company or its division. The buyer (the “sponsor”) raises debt and equity to acquire the target.

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Careers in Finance with Jason Goldstein

By Andrew Stotz

In the world of finance, most of the theories that we learn cannot be applied consistently. Cash flow, not cash, is king. Cash flow is a company’s most important asset.

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Introduction to Derivatives Market

By Valuation Master Class Student

Risk is inherent in financial and commodity markets.

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Careers in Finance with Sanit Sirikolkarn

By Andrew Stotz

Luck plays a big role in your life, but it comes at different times. It doesn’t mean that you will always be unlucky. So, you have to be prepared for it. Be mindful of your ego. It could ruin your career in finance.

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Careers in Finance with Tochathorn Somjaivong

By Andrew Stotz

Learn more about the human/soft side of the business because that is one of the most important aspects of business success. The world of finance is not science. There are models and theories in finance but not laws. Focus on continuous learning and development.

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Careers in Finance with Angus Mackintosh

By Andrew Stotz

Being able to condense ideas into a short and succinct description is better than just being a spreadsheet expert. The socialization side of things is very important in this industry, make friends and keep them.

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Careers in Finance with Kagal Gupta

By Andrew Stotz

When you are new in your career, it is time to enhance your skills. Whenever a chance to get further knowledge comes up, go for it. Be open and flexible to new areas.

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Accounting of Investments in the Balance Sheet

By Valuation Master Class Student

A power arises from rights. Rights can be voting rights or out of contractual arrangements.

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Careers in Finance with Erik Budiman

By Andrew Stotz

Research analysts are the backbone of an investment bank; they are like the chef in a restaurant. But they cannot exist if no one is selling the food.

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Careers in Finance with Paul Gambles

By Andrew Stotz

Critical faculty, skepticism, and questioning have got to be one of the key traits for people in the industry in the future. Your understanding is now more important than knowledge.

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