M&A Insights from Acquiring Company

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In our last article, we highlighted how a startup acquired company founder felt after the acquisition and following the merger.  From the same Forbes article, we’ll hear from Sanat Rao, the director of corporate business development at Intel.  His viewpoint… Read More

M&A Insights from a Start-up Acquired Company Owner

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In a fairly recent article in Forbes, a startup founder highlights some “less obvious things” to know about mergers and acquisitions.  While we may not necessarily agree with these thoughts, we still thought they were interesting.   According to Jason Lemkin,… Read More

Yahoo’s Acquisitions

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Yahoo recently announced a bid to buy blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion.  Yahoo hopes to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users with this acquisition.  The company has faced criticism in the past for making big… Read More

Dell Acquires Enstratius

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On May 6, 2013, Dell acquired Enstratius, the cloud – management software and services provider that delivers single and multi-cloud management capabilities.  Enstratius services include helping organizations to manage applications across private, public, and hybrid clouds.  This includes automated application… Read More

Sponsor-backed Going Private Transactions

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Weil, Gotsha & Manges, LLP conducted a survey of 40 sponsor-backed going private transactions which were announced from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, where the transaction value was at least $100 million.  This did not include target companies… Read More

Questions Remain As the American Airlines Merger Date Approaches

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It’s been almost 4 months since American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Inc. announced their merger, but we still don’t know very much about what the new company will look like once the deal closes.  The airlines have created 29… Read More

How Hulu Buyout Could Affect Netflix Valuation

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According to Seeking Alpha, Netflix’s business model is at risk and investors who purchase the stock at valuation don’t seem to notice.  The online magazine also discusses how the potential acquisition of Hulu by any large media company could severely… Read More

Appraisal Rights & Deal Litigation

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Appraisal rights have long been a merger and acquisition afterthought.  Due to a number of largely unrelated factors, appraisal rights have been attracting more attention from dealmakers.  Appraisal rights are statutory protection available to objecting stockholders in certain extraordinary transactions. … Read More

Why Most Businesses Fail to Sell

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There are clear lessons that can be learned when it comes to the common characteristics shared by owners who fail at selling their business. Even though the actual figures vary; the fact is only a minority of businesses ever find… Read More