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Discounted Cash Flow (‘DCF’) Valuation

Discounted Cash Flow ('DCF') is the most common valuation method employed by those in private equity or investment banks. The technique involves...

Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) and Customer Lifetime Value (LTV)

Customer acquisition cost, or CAC as its commonly known, is an important metric frequently used by many businesses, particularly in SaaS and...

Deferred Tax Demystified

Plenty of smart people get confused by the deferred tax concept, which is understandable because if you've not come across it before,...

Locked box vs completion accounts

The 'Locked Box' completion mechanism is an increasingly popular closing mechanism for M&A transactions, particularly in Europe. In the US, the traditional...

How to calculate trade debtor days

The trade debtor days measure allows you to calculate how long it is taking a business to collect its debts. If you...

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax (often referred to as 'CGT') is a tax payable by UK individuals who sell or dispose of an asset...

Bond Yields Explained

This article will explain the differences between income yield, redemption yield (also known as 'yield to maturity'), yield to call and yield...

Compound Interest Explained

What is compound interest?How is compound interest calculated?Compound interest formulaCalculating compound interest in ExcelThe Rule of 72Why is compound interest an important...

What are Fallen Angels and Rising Stars?

There are certain speculative bonds (also known as high yield or junk bonds) which are often referred to as fallen angels or...

Types of Orders when Trading Shares & Derivative Products

When acquiring shares or trading in derivative contracts through execution only share trading platforms, there are a number of different types of...

Income vs Accumulation Funds

Investment funds pools the capital of many individual investors to invest in one or more types of underlying financial securities. In the...

What are share options and how do they work?

What are share options? Share options are a type of financial security. When investing in share options, you are...
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