## The Banker’s Toolkit n.2 – a guide to the Healthcare Industry

Download PDF Healthcare. The healthcare sector has gained increasing importance over the last few years, because of the impact that the covid outbreak had on everyone’s life. The healthcare industry is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, ranking as the fifth-largest sector in the world economy, accounting for Read more…

## Booms, surges, and battles. BSIC presents the latest trends in IPOs.

Download PDF Part 1 – A booming equity market The successful IPOs of Airbnb and DoorDash at the end of 2020 were in stark contrast with the high-profile debuts of big privately held companies, such as Uber and Lyft, which were not met with investor excitement in 2019. Not to Read more…

## Winter Deal Recap

Download PDF Welcome back from the winter break and happy 2021! According to JPMorgan, the outlook of M&A in 2021 is very positive. Indeed, mainly due to a reduction in political uncertainty, the development of vaccines and strong capital markets, there is increased confidence in management and board of directors, Read more…

## Gaming 101: A Tutorial of the Gaming Industry

Download PDF Introduction In this article we are going to provide an overview of the gaming industry and its trends starting from the more traditional console and pc which are moving toward the cloud, to the newest trends in the mobile gaming, such as hyper-casual games, to then finish with Read more…

## Nvidia – ARMing for the future

Download PDF NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA : NASDAQ) – market cap 24/9/2020: $305.1bn ARM Holdings – privately held by Softbank Introduction On the 13th of September, Softbank agreed to sell its UK subsidiary Arm Holdings to Nvidia in a$40bn deal. The cash-and-stock transaction will be the largest in the Read more…

## The Accuracy of Relative Valuation: Focus on the Banking Industry

Download as PDF Introduction Relative valuation is a widely spread approach among practitioners and is, broadly speaking, a double-check methodology, to back-test more sophisticated valuation techniques. Relative valuation relies on the main assumption that stock markets are on average efficient and fundamentals are correctly priced in. The aim of this Read more…

## Deal Recap 01/03/2020

Download as PDF The spiking diffusion of COVID-19 outside of China, particularly in South Korea, Italy and Iran, has negatively affected financial markets, among concerns about its impact on business activity: in the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were all in correction territory this Read more…

## Weekly Deal Recap

Download as PDF BSIC has brought you some of the most interesting deals over the last week, we hope you’ll enjoy! Franklin Templeton acquires Legg Mason for 4.5bn Deal Value: $4.5bn |Deal Type: Acquisition | Date: 18-Feb-2020 | Nationality: US | Subsector: Finance Franklin Templeton, the US global investment firm Read more… ###### Corporate Finance ## Banks struggle in the face of low rates: how to maintain profitability? Download as PDF Introduction Real interest rates have been fluctuating around 2% for safe and liquid asset for nearly a century before they entered a downwards trend in the last thirty years. This trend is most prevalent in advanced economies where the rate on 10-year government securities has been around Read more… ###### Corporate Finance ## Winter Deal Recap Welcome back from the winter break and happy 2020! Recent dominating headlines, such as the Australia bushfires and the Novel Coronavirus, have made many think the new year is off to a bad start. Has this negative sentiment also spread to the financial market? Despite the signs of the Read more… ###### Markets ## Are distressed companies really worthless? In this article, we introduce distressed debt securities. Then, we investigate what are the problems of valuing a company in financial distress and how we can address those problems. Finally, we present some investment strategies that can be applied when a company is financially distressed. Overview Distressed companies are companies Read more… ###### Corporate Finance ## Summer Deals Recap As summer comes to an end, BSIC presents its top picks of the season’s most interesting deals. We saw several key themes throughout the summer, notably, a wave of megadeals, with 13 deals over €5bn announced this summer compared with only 2 in the same season last year. Worldwide deal Read more… ###### Corporate FinanceM&A Deals ## A Five-calories Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away…or not? Dr Pepper Snapple Acquires Bai Brands for$1.7bn

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) — market cap as of 24/11/2016: $16.031bn Introduction On November 22, 2016, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., an American beverage producer, agreed to acquire Bai Brands, another American beverage producer focused on antioxidant beverages, for$1.7bn. The deal emerges as traditional customers sway Read more…