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From Allbirds to Patagucci: The Ultimate Guide to Finance Fashion

by Natasha Ketabchi

Having the right look has always been important in finance. As dress codes are relaxing and the gamut of careers are expanding, what should one wear? From Allbirds to Patagucci, a style guide for financial services.

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Digital Companies and the Valuation of Intangible Assets

by Surya Krishnan

The move to a digital economy has coincided with a higher proportion of enterprise value - 84% of the S&P 500 - being derived from intangible assets, such as patents and software. Yet, accounting rules have not caught up with this shift and current disclosure practices can paint an incomplete picture for investors.

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Forecast for Success — A Guide to Cash Management

by Paul Ainsworth

Running out of cash is one of the main reasons why startups fail. More established companies can also be affected. We outline the importance of managing cash, key metrics, and actions to improve performance.

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Treasury Is the Most Underrated Team in Your Company

by Alex Graham, CFA

Your company’s treasury team is a powerful function with the ability to influence all the levers of shareholder returns. Yet, often these teams are structured, staffed, and incentivized poorly.

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Selecting the Right Valuation Method for Pre-IPO Startups

by Bertrand Deleuse

Valuation for mature late-stage startups can be tricky: Too developed for guestimate methods, yet still without the depth of data offered by public market companies.

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Fintech Valuation Methods for Money Transfer Disruptors

by Nirvikar Jain

Valuation of private fintech startups is a step-by-step process that requires a holistic assessment of macro industrial factors and micro assumptions about the startup's future prospects. Learn how to value fintech companies in a practical step-by-step manner with this working example for payments unicorn Transferwise.

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What Makes for a Successful Management Buyout Process?

by Tyler Cain

Buying out the business you work for and then running it yourself doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Management buyouts (MBOs) have been popular since the 1980s and when aligned correctly are appealing propositions for owners and motivated management teams.

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How to Value a Fintech Startup

by Nirvikar Jain

Compared to traditional financial services businesses, fintech startups require different valuation approaches. This article explores these differences and the best practices to apply when appraising a fintech investment.

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Valuation Drivers to Consider During the M&A Sale Process

by Jonathan Wesner, CFA

While selling one’s company can seem like a daunting and difficult task, there exists a proven model and framework that drives valuation to maximum levels and leads to deals successfully getting done. This post is a guide for those contemplating a sale, as to what are the primary and secondary valuation drivers in a sale and how the process is conducted.

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