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Tender Offer vs. Merger

A traditional merger is the most common type of public acquisition structure. A merger describes an acquisition in which two companies jointly negotiate a merger agreement and legally merge. The target board of directors initially approves the merger and it subsequently ... Read More

Bloomberg vs. Capital IQ vs. FactSet vs. Thomson Reuters Eikon

Financial data providers are a key part of the the financial professional's workflow. For the investment banking analyst who needs to find historical data and forecasts in order to build a 3-statement model or for the currency trader looking for real-time quotes, up-to-date and accurate financial data ... Read More

The 100+ Excel Shortcuts You Need to Know, Updated for Windows and Mac

Excel shortcuts are a fundamental component of efficient financial modeling. Quite simply, it's well worth the time to learn them. Here, Wall Street Prep has compiled the most important time-saving shortcuts for Excel 2016 for both Windows and Mac. If there ... Read More

Quick Lesson: DCF Model - Build a Discounted Cash Flow Model, Part 2

Learn the building blocks of a simple one-page DCF model consistent with the best practices you would find in investment banking. As a side benefit, the DCF is the source of a TON of investment banking interview questions. (Click here ... Read More

Quick Lesson: DCF Model - Build a Discounted Cash Flow Model, Part 1

Learn the building blocks of a simple one-page DCF model consistent with the best practices you would find in investment banking. As a side benefit, the DCF is the source of a TON of investment banking interview questions. (Click here ... Read More

Sales & Trading and Equity Research

Institutional investors such as pension funds, mutual funds, university endowments, as well as hedge funds use investment banks in order to trade securities. Investment banks match up buyers and sellers as well as buy and sell securities out of their ... Read More

Investment Banking Interview Resume Question Lesson: "Walk me through your resum ...

Walk me through your resume. You've created a great investment banking resume and it has landed you an interview.  The next step is to be able to walk an interviewer through that resume effectively. The key to this question is ... Read More

What is Investment Banking?

Several things, actually. Below we break down each of the major functions of the investment bank, and provide a brief review of the changes that have shaped the investment banking industry through the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Click ... Read More

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The Wall Street Prep Quicklesson Series

7 Free Financial Modeling Lessons

Get instant access to video lessons taught by experienced investment bankers. Learn financial statement modeling, DCF, M&A, LBO, Comps and Excel shortcuts.