21st June 2018
US China Trade War

Could the United States Win a Trade War Against China?

Could the United States Win a Trade War Against China? by Rufat Safarli (LinkedIn) What is the conflict really about? As a matter of fact, it is unclear what the conflict is about since both the U.S. president and individual senators constantly mix trade and security policies. For example, Trump imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminium by referring to national security when it was clearly about protecting American jobs. When the […]
13th March 2018
How do companies raise money

How do companies raise money?

How do companies raise money? Uber. Snap, Spotify. Tesla. Dropbox. All of these companies are valued at billions and yet none of them have ever posted a profit. They’ve survived – and grown – because they’ve raised huge sums of money from investors. Without that finance, they’d die. Many other companies need to raise money in the early days. It can be hard to start a business – to buy […]
5th February 2018

What is Private Equity? A Complete Guide for Law Students

What is Private Equity? A Complete Guide for Law Students What do Yell, Tommy Hilfiger and Merlin Entertainments all have in common? (At one point) they were all owned by British private equity firm, Apax Partners. Who was behind the biggest technology buyout of all time? Silver Lake Partners, an American private equity firm which helped Dell raise $67 billion to acquire EMC Corp. Don’t worry, these aren’t interview questions. […]
25th January 2018

Commercial Awareness Update May 2018

Commercial Awareness Update May 2018 Welcome to Part 1 of our commercial awareness update for May 2018 BT’s radical cost-cutting plan The story: In one of its biggest transformations in a decade, BT is cutting 13,000 jobs in a bid to reduce costs and improve investor confidence in the company. In early 2017, BT was fined the largest penalty ever imposed by Ofcom for breaching contracts with telecoms providers, and […]
9th January 2018

Commercial Awareness Briefing Part 2

Commercial Awareness Briefing – Part 2 Welcome to Part 2 of our commercial awareness summary for March and April 2018. If you missed our last email, you can access it here. We are currently preparing mock case studies that mirror the written exercise at assessment centres. If you’d like a copy, please sign up to our forums as we’ll be circulating them over there very soon. Have a good week! […]