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

Gain Capital’s Acquisition of GFF

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Gain Capital‘s acquisition of Global Futures and Forex looks promising.  The stock has increased 20 percent since February and it looks like there might be more room for growth.  In 2012, Gain Capital made of $3.5 million profit.  However, the… Read More

Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private

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Dole’s CEO Offers To Take Company Private Ninety-year old Dole Food Company, Inc. chief executive David Murdock plans to take the company private.  Murdock made the offer on Tuesday in a deal that values the company at just over $1… 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

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

Sacramento Kings Owners Reach Deal to Sell Team

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According to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento Kings owners have struck a tentative deal to sell the team to local investors following the denial by the National Basketball Association to move the team to Seattle.  For months, the owners,… Read More

Small Business M&A Activity – Increases Incentives for R&D

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In the paper, R&D and the Incentives for Merger and Acquisition Activity, written by Gordon Phillips (professor of finance at the University of Southern California) and Alexei Zhdanov (professor at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss finance Institute), the… Read More

Representations & Warranties Insurance in M&A Deals – Part I

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Representations and warranties insurance “provides insurance coverage for the breach of a representation or warranty contained in a purchase and sale agreement in addition to or as a replacement for contractual indemnity” (dandodiary.com).  In today’s challenging environment, we hope that… Read More