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Eric Wallerstein ’19 pitched Lazard (LAZ) to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on February 4, 2019. Founded nena hotel istanbul in 1848, Lazard is a top global financial advisory firm. Lazard advises corporations and institutions on a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and shareholder advisory. Additionally, Lazard Asset Management currently manages over $240 billion in assets. Lazard Asset Management focuses on actively managed value-style equity strategies, and has doubled their AUM in just the past decade. Lazard’s financial advisory business has consistently finished history hotel istanbul in the top tier of both mergers and acquisitions and restructuring league tables, both in the U.S., and internationally. Recently, Lazard has advised on several major transactions, including Aetna’s $77 billion sale to CVS Health, and Express Scripts’ $67 billion sale to Cigna.

Major recent restructuring clients include Pacific Gas Electric, Toys “R” Us, and Sears Holdings. The class voted to purchase 400 shares of LAZ.

Chadd Cummings ’19 pitched The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on February 5, 2019. Home Depot was founded in 1979 with the dream of a home retail superstore capable of providing the most inventory, lowest prices, and best trained staff. From there, the store has grown to become the largest home retailer at 2,284 stores and over 400,000 employees. Home art hotel istanbul laleli Depot is pursuing many strategic initiatives, however the most notable is their interconnecting retail efforts. Through continuing to intertwine aspects of their business, Home Depot has been able to optimize the customer experience and maximize their growth. Additionally, Home Depot has made extensive investments into its hotel and istanbul supply chain. Their supply chain currently has delivery capabilities of reaching 95% of the geographic US within two days, and they have set a goal to be able to reach 90% within one day. Home Depot has cemented itself as a strong company and reiterated this through continually beating earnings. The class voted to buy 55 shares of Home Depot.

Eli Bravo ’19 pitched Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) on November 26, 2018. Founded in 1881, CP’ first project was to complete Canada’s struggling transcontinental railway linking art hotel istanbul booking the eastern and western provinces for the first time. The completion of the railway in 1885 along with the hotel turquie istanbul 4 etoile installation of a telegraph line at the same time solidified CP’s role in the development of Canada. For the next 100 years, CP grew alongside Canada, branching out into numerous other business activities such as hotels, steamships, and an airline. Throughout its history, CP has pioneered railroading through a series of ground-breaking innovations, such as spiral tunnels and precision railroading. Today, CP owns and operates over 12,500 miles of rail across Canada and the United States. The company has derived the majority of its revenue from the shipments of bulk commodities, specifically grain, for the past 130 years. The class voted, 19 to 3, to buy 50 shares of CP, establishing nanda hotel istanbul a 1% stake in Monday’s SMIF portfolio.

Chris Esernio ’19 pitched McDonald’s (MCD) to the Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) on November 12, 2018. Founded in 1948, McDonald’s brand mission is to be their customers’ favorite place and way to eat and drink. With over 37,000 locations in over 100 countries and a market cap of $140 billion, McDonald’s has an enormous global influence. Forbes recently ranked the company as the 11th most valuable brand in the world and the the w hotel istanbul most valuable brand in the restaurant industry. The new CEO Steve Easterbrook has led a complete transformation of the company with a franchising initiative after taking over in 2015. This strategy strives for the company to be 95% franchised in the long-term and has thus far vastly improved margins. Currently, MCD is 91% franchised and had revenues of $22.3 billion in 2017. MCD looks askoc hotel istanbul to continue to expand in the coffee, breakfast, and delivery segments in order to drive future growth. MCD released exceptional financial results for the third quarter of 2018, highlighted by significant same store sales growth domestically and abroad. The class voted to buy 55 shares of MCD at $184.24.