1.Discuss the intense competitive battle between commercial and investment banks for corporate client business. Why have investment banks and commercial banks sought to step into each other’s business?
2.Name and discuss the important procedures involved in bringing a new security issue to market by an investment banking firm.
3.Explain the differences between underwritten offers and best-effort arrangements for IPOs.
4.What are the major services of a full-service investment banking/brokerage firm? What does each provide for financial investors and funds-seeking firms and governments?
5.How might SEC Rule 144A enhance the liquidity and lower the financing costs in private placements?
6.Venture capitalists provide a unique service to developing businesses. Discuss their services and the organizational structures used by venture capital firms.
7. YR Megan Chaze, an investment banker, agrees to a firm commitment offering of 1.2 million shares of Formosan Tech stock. The offer price is set at $25.50 and the spread is 30 cents per share. If there are no other fees or expenses, the stock is actually sold to the public at $26.00. What is the amount of funds Formosan Tech receives?