Tesla SolarCity Valuation Error What’s a $400 Million Valuation Error Between Friends? The Issue Lazard, the investment bank that advised SolarCity on its $2.6 billion sale to Tesla Motors, made an error in its analysis that discounted the value of the U.S. solar energy company by $400 million, according to a regulatory filing by Tesla.1…

Valuing Complex Derivative Securities Even though private equity fund managers are in the business of sourcing and investing daunting amounts of money into a variety of private companies, their mindset often resembles that of the businesses in which they invest. In their 2015 Annual US PE Fund breakdown, Pitchbook identified the average size of a…

Private Equity Fund Managers Small Business Owners? Even though private equity fund managers are in the business of sourcing and investing daunting amounts of money into a variety of private companies, their mindset often resembles that of the businesses in which they invest. In their 2015 Annual US PE Fund breakdown, Pitchbook identified the average…

Several quarters remain before bankruptcy attorneys return to high employment. However, weakness in specific sectors should provide an increased flow of near term bankruptcy activity.

Several quarters remain before bankruptcy attorneys return to high employment. However, weakness in specific sectors should provide an increased flow of near term bankruptcy activity.

Sept 2015 Interest Rate Increase http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/fed-s-dudley-says-u-s-on-track-for-2015-interest-rate-increase “The economy is doing pretty well,” Dudley said Monday at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal in New York. “My expectation is that we probably will raise interest rates later this year.” Dudley said he expected growth in the second half will be a little bit weaker than…

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