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Bloomberg Tax: Robert Rostan in Unusual Accounting Expenses ‘Not So Unusual’ as Virus Wears On

The main message: If a company can quantify the effects of the pandemic in a reasonable way and make the case that it’s dealing with an unusual situation, it’s OK. But don’t go too far afield, said Robert Rostan, CFO of Training The Street, an accounting education firm.

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Bloomberg: Robert Rostan in Hertz Runs Into Cash Crunch After Years of Management Tumult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-21/hertz-runs-into-cash-crunch-after-years-of-management-tumult?sref=Oe6GluQB By  Esha Dey May 21, 2020, 5:00 AM EDT   Less than three months ago, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. executives were touting a solid fourth-quarter performance and saying they’re entering 2020 in a strong position. Today, they’re managing a crisis that has the company on the brink of bankruptcy, saddled with almost $21 billion of debt […]

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Bloomberg: Rahul Bhatia in Public Market Rituals Spell Pain for Uber and Beyond Meat Stocks

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-09/public-market-rituals-spell-pain-for-uber-and-beyond-meat-stocks By Drew Singer and Esha Dey November 9, 2019, 7:00 AM EST For newly a public company, two rites of passage loom: its first few earnings reports, and the expiration of its IPO lockup. Twice this month, those events conspired to unleash double-doses of pain for investors. Uber Technologies Inc. plunged 13% over two […]

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NPR Marketplace: Robert Rostan in Under Armour investigation focuses on “revenue recognition.” What’s that?

By Marielle Segarra The sportswear company Under Armour on Monday confirmed federal officials have been looking into its accounting practices for more than two years. Under Armour says it hasn’t done anything wrong. The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, said the probe includes both criminal and civil investigations and that authorities are focusing on […]

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Bloomberg: “Fewer MBAs Want to Work For Hedge Funds”

By Julie Verhage and Sonali Basak As business students pack up their belongings after graduation, fewer are listing hedge funds as a top destination, while private equity and startups are becoming more attractive. According to a survey from Training the Street, a firm that offers technical training to Wall Street firms and business schools, startups and private equity firms saw a […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan “From Banker to Teacher to… Something in Between”

by Alex Sherman http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-30/deal-of-the-week-from-banker-to-teacher-to-something-in-between Scott Rostan used to be a mergers & acquisitions banker for Merrill Lynch. Then he was a high school teacher. He eventually found a happy medium training bankers and business school students how to do their jobs. He founded Training The Street in 1999, signing up bulge-bracket banks and universities as […]

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Bloomberg Business: Scott Rostan “Biggest LBO of Year Signals Appetite May Be Growing: Real M&A”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/biggest-lbo-of-year-signals-appetite-may-be-growing-real-m-a By Brooke Sutherland Carlyle Group LP’s $8 billion purchase of Symantec Corp.’s data-management business shows big buyouts can still happen. The deal announced Tuesday was the largest private-equity takeover of a U.S. company so far this year. It may not hold that title through December. While the purchase price is a far cry from the record […]

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BloombergBusiness: Scott Rostan “Dollar’s Gain Gives CEOs More Muscle to Acquire Abroad”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-23/dollar-s-gain-gives-ceos-more-muscle-to-acquire-abroad-real-m-a By Tara Lachapelle The stronger U.S. dollar may be the final nudge American acquirers needed to start bidding for foreign targets they’ve had their eyes on. Even as the rising currency weighs on earnings at some U.S. companies that have overseas operations, it’s also offering an added bonus for those scouring abroad for deals. […]

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Bloomberg: Scott Rostan: “Swiss Franc Surge Is Bonus to Buyers With U.S. in Mind: Real M&A”

By Aaron Kirchfeld, Manuel Baigorri, and Tara Lachapelle Switzerland now has one more reason to join Europe’s acquisition binge in the U.S. The unexpected rise in the franc is giving Swiss companies more acquisition firepower as they seek economic growth outside of Europe, according to bankers and academics. Drugmaker Novartis AG, crop-chemicals producer Syngenta AG […]

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Bloomberg Businessweek: Wall Street Doesn’t Want You Unless You’re a Robot

By Akane Otani Want to work on Wall Street? Suit up, turn your spell check on, and leave your risk-taking, self-starter attitude home. When finance industry professionals that interview new MBAs were asked to identify skills they deemed most important in applicants, 75 percent picked communication skills, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of 1,320 recruiters conducted as part of our 2014 MBA […]

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