Tsunami of Ownership Transitions Coming

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More and more small business owners are selling their companies, with sales hitting a four-year high earlier this year in the United States, and Canada predicting its largest small business turnover ever in the next five years. “Many of our… Read More

How to Determine the Best Business Fit

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Millions toil away in their office cubicles, dreaming of owning their own piece of the American dream. Meanwhile, many entrepreneurial thinkers are using rough economic times as the catapult for making their small business dreams come true. With so many… Read More

Business Owners have Vague Dreams of Retirement

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Today’s 50-something CEOs tend to have vague dreams of more fishing, traveling or sailing  when they retire, but they don’t know when that might be so they haven’t begun planning for it. That’s a mistake, say a trio of specialists:… Read More

Hostile Takeovers Are Dying Out

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The hostile takeover is dying.  According to FActSet MergerMetrics, there have been three hostile offers this year.   Two of these offers were for small companies worth less than $25 million.  There were only 12 hostile bids last year. Organizations have… Read More

SAC Executives Subpoenaed in Insider Trading Inquiry

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According to people briefed on the case, four senior executives at SAC capital advisors received subpoenas to testify before the grand jury as part of the government’s investigation into insider trading at the firm.  The subpoenas were issued last week… Read More

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

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This article is a continuation of our last blog where we cited the seller side examples of when representations and warranties insurance would come in handy.  Now we’ll discuss buyer-side examples and discuss what you should expect from the policy. … Read More

Chesapeake Sells Another Marcellus Package At Low Valuation

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A definitive agreement to sell a significant acreage package (in Marcellus and Utica located in southwestern Pennsylvania) has been signed by Chesapeake Energy.  EQT Corporation will acquire approximately 99,000 net acres of the Marcellus and Utica shales and 10 horizontal… Read More

Looking at Mergers & Acquisitions in Today’s Copper Market

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In today’s global market, aging copper mines are producing lower amounts of copper at significantly increasing costs.  Copper ore has been on a downward spiral since the mid-1990’s.  A copper miner has to dig up an additional 50 percent of… Read More

The Ultimate Decision – Financing, Strategic Alliance, or Bankruptcy

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Unfortunately, a lot of companies find themselves in this position at various times in their life.  We’ll use the Biotech industry and a publicly traded company as an example of why these choices are important.  In general any biotech startup… Read More