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

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

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

It’s Actually Happening – Office Depot buying OfficeMax

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Office Depot announced it will merge with Office Max in a $1.17 billion all-stock deal.  Rumors of the merger have been leaking on the internet for months and on February 20, 2013, Office Depot finally confirmed that the announcement was… Read More