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International Finance Paper


Investment banks are essential for facilitating the flow of capital within international markets. They handle a wide range of complex transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, and corporate takeovers. Many regulatory and cultural barriers exist when attempting to operate on the global market. The following paper will analyze the role of Wal-Mart of in international finance and suggest methods that will lead to a healthy flow of capital.


Global Investment Banking


Wal-Mart carries on spanning the world at an exceptional pace. Wal-Mart started its first worldwide joint venture with Cifra in the year 1991 in Mexico. The giant retailer records in their financial year 2010 10-K financial reporting “Our business strategy for our International segment includes expansion by selective acquisitions and strategic alliances that add new stores and markets to our existing International business, as well as opening new units in the countries in which we have existing operations” (Wal-Mart, 2010, p. 14).


Working in roughly 15 countries, the worldwide expansion of Wal-Mart is an impressive as well as a constant strive move toward international growth through overseas acquisitions, fresh attainments, and revamping of present stores and units. But, confronting intense rivalry both country wide as well as worldwide, Wal-Mart carries on to analyze their budget prior to continuing forward with additional expansions by using investment bankers and economical experts such as Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and