M & A’s In Today’s Economy

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With economic trends which continue today, it can be pretty difficult for businesses to survive.  A prime example is the airline industry that continues to suffer due to the global recession. We saw it start most recently with the 2008… Read More

Rutgers & University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

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The historic bell at the Rutgers campus, which was gifted from Col. Henry Rutgers in 1826 to the school that took his name, was rung on June 30 to commemorate the “official beginning of one of the largest academic mergers… 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

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

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

The Best & Worst Corporate Mergers in Recent History

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In the corporate world, it seems that the common thought process is that bigger is better.  When you think about legendary, industry-changing companies like Google, the most impressive plans win.  Mergers and acquisitions can be interpreted in that same way. … Read More