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Category Archives: Corporate Finance

‘Hotel California’: The VC Market’s Investment-To-Exit Ratio Is A Record High… Is This Why?

While Silicon Valley's technorati may be "living it up," new data from Pitchbok suggests the Venture Capital world is stuck in 'Hotel California' and "can never leave." As Pitchbook.com's Katie Clark reports, opting to raise more funds rather than prioritizing an exit seems to be an increasingly popular route for startups. According to data from […]

Frontrunning: July 5

U.S. Warns North Korea It’s Ready for War Over Missiles (WSJ) U.S., South Korea stage show of force against North Korea (Reuters) UN to Meet on North Korea as U.S. Confirms Rocket Was ICBM (BBG) Trump talks tough, options limited (Reuters) North Korea, Putin Meeting Top Agenda For Trump’s Tripa (WSJ) Ahead of fractious G20, […]

Warren Buffett Becomes Bank Of America’s Top Shareholder, Books $12 Billion Profit

As we previewed exactly 24 hours ago, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it will exercise warrants to swap its preferred Bank of America shares for 700 million shares of BAC common stock, making Buffett the largest shareholder, surpassing BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street . Buffett is also the top shareholder at Wells Fargo. Buffett exercised his […]

Blue Apron Goes Red

Having priced at the low-end ($10) of an almost unprecedented cut in IPO range, Blue Apron opened this morning at $10, traded up to $11 amid exuberance from Bob Pisani desperate to show how the great IPO market was back… but tumbled back to $10 by the close. Worse still, having been defended twice, Blue […]

SNAP Cracks Back To IPO Price – Will Tepper Buy Now?

Well that escalated quickly… Just over 3 months after its IPO to much excitement, SNAP has collapsed back to its IPO Price of $17…   Just ask these guys what you should do next…   However we know one hedge fund manager that will be looking… David Tepper, the founder of the famous Appaloosa Management […]

Mall Tenants Seek Shorter Leases As America’s Relics Of The 80’s Teeter On The Brink

As if things weren’t bad enough for America’s mall owners, what with the having to filling their retail space with high schools, grocers and churches, it seems that retailers have grown so uncertain about the future of these 1980s relics that they’re only willing to sign 1-2 leases these days. As Bloomberg points out this […]

An Absurd Unintended Consequence Of Abnormally Low Rates

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all its glorious insanity. While we […]

Is Public Equity A Broken Concept?

Submitted by Nick Colas of Convergex Is Public Equity A Broken Concept David Einhorn’s proposal to GM that it split its stock into dividend and capital appreciation shares got us thinking about the bedrock principles of public equity ownership.  Other catalysts for this examination: recent IPO SNAP’s lack of shareholder voting rights, the reluctance of […]

Ford Stock Slumps To Post-Election Lows After Slashing Guidance

With auto loan growth collapsing… And after admitting that "auto sales have reached a plateau,"  – Below are some of the key comments from Ford executives describing the current conditions in the auto market: "For the remainder of the year, we continue to see retail in the industry provide incentives still running at historically high […]

Deutsche Bank Plunges Into Red For 2017 After Dilution, Revenue Warning

After raising capital at a 35% discount over the weekend, Deutsche Bank shares are tumbling once again – back into the red for 2017 – after CEO John Cryan warned that revenue would be "broadly flat" in 2017. As Bloomberg reports, Germany’s biggest bank has seen revenue falling or little changed from last year across […]