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How to Build a 3-statement Model: Best Practices for Valuations and Projections

By Abdullah Karayumak, CFA

To value or build projections for a company accurately, you have to factor in working capital projections—and you can’t do that without investing in a three-statement financial model.

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Supply Chain Lessons and Opportunities: Notes on a Crisis

By Zachary Elfman

The supply chain crisis has caused global players and local businesses alike to rethink logistics networks. Here’s how the world economy can emerge stronger and more resilient.

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Refining Your Middle-market Merger Strategy: From Acquisition to Integration

By Michael J. McDonald

The M&A failure rate runs as high as 90%, and middle-market companies tend to fare worse than larger ones due to more limited resources. Here’s how to ensure that your next acquisition succeeds.

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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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Digital Banking Innovation in the Age of Disruption

By Nirvikar Jain

To understand the recent decline in prominence of large banking conglomerates we must first understand the innovation history of the industry. This provides clues towards the paths banks must take for an innovative future.

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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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Representations and Warranty Insurance: An M&A Tool Every Seller Should Know About

By Javier Enrile

Relatively unknown until recently, representation and warranty insurance is an interesting—and often extremely effective—tool for helping M&A deals cross the finishing line. By shifting the financial risk for breaches of representation and warranties to an insurance firm, these arrangements can enable sellers to receive all the purchase price proceeds at closing as opposed to being exposed to liquidity risk post deal close.

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M&A Negotiation Tactics and Strategies: Tips From a Pro

By Javier Enrile

Mergers and acquisitions are headline-grabbing events that are often the pinnacle of a CEO’s career. But they also often fail to generate value, as numerous studies over the years have shown. With over 15 years of experience doing M&A deals, Toptal Finance Expert Javier Enrile shows that the main reason for disappointing results is simple: Most people think M&A is merely an exercise of agreeing on a price for the deal. What they fail to understand is that there is a science to doing M&A that often makes the difference between a deal being successful or not. In this article, Enrile runs through three key tactics for ensuring your company can get the most value out of an M&A transaction.

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Professional Sports Franchise Valuation

By David Turney

Professional sports franchises continue to see record sale prices. But what drives a team like the Dallas Cowboys, who haven't won a Super Bowl in over 20 years, to top the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the United States? In this article, Toptal Finance Expert David Turney provides an overview of professional sports economics, unique valuation considerations, and a team valuation example.

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