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The Toptal Finance Blog is a hub for in-depth studies and analysis on all facets of finance, ranging from innovative strategies on raising capital to detailed coverage of new finance trends and technologies.

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Distressed M&A: Assessing Opportunities for Bargain Purchases

by Jeff Anapolsky

Bankruptcy often presents an opportunity to purchase quality distressed assets at bargain prices. However, it also brings major challenges in terms of assessing the value of businesses with difficult realities, dwindling liquidity, limited resources, and uncertain prospects.

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Business Analytics Tips: Harness Your Data to Improve Decision-making

by Natasha Ketabchi

Many organizations that think they’re data-driven are still in first gear. How do you go from simply collecting a lot of data to setting up a business analytics function that actually tells you how to tweak your model to improve profitability?

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A Deep Dive into the Future of Mobility

by Francesco Castellano

The paradigm of what a car is and how we use it is changing. Energy innovation, artificial intelligence advances, societal tastes, and environmental concerns are all affecting how we get around in the future.

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Why Investors Are Choosing Independent Sponsor Models vs. Traditional PE Funds

by Pierre-Alexandre Heurtebize

For investors fed up with private equity management fees on uncommitted capital, the independent sponsor model might be the answer. Pierre-Alexandre Heurtebize demystifies the growing model, analyzing the pros and cons from the perspective of investors as well as investee companies.

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How Freelance Private Equity Consultants Unlock Shareholder Value

by Natasha Ketabchi

How can PE funds effectively deploy $1.5 trillion in dry powder? One solution: outsource certain types of work to high-quality freelance private equity consultants. Consultants can enhance a PE team’s firepower both internally and externally.

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Robo-advisor Industry Portfolio Risk: Efficiency or Corner-cutting?

by Ishwinder Singh, CFA

Robo-advisor investing uses algorithms (instead of humans) for portfolio selection and rebalancing. Its affordable ways have opened up wealth management options to the masses, but its means of quantifying risk need more sophistication and tailoring to individual circumstances.

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Financial Modeling Case Study: OOVA

by Elizabeth J. Howell Hanano, CFA

Amy Divaraniya, CEO and co-founder of OOVA, created a product she knew the market needed. Yet, while she was pitching investors trying to close her seed round, she found that the financial projections needed a fresh pair of eyes.

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Building the Next Big Thing: A Guide to Business Idea Development

by Brendan Fitzgerald

Business idea development for new venture concepts is a mixture of art and science. There are playbooks to follow that ensure ideas are validated objectively to ensure financial and opportunity cost risks are minimized.

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