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

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

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

DataSift & Splunk – Strategic Alliance for Social Marketing

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DataSift, the leading social insight platform company recently announced a strategic alliance with Splunk a company that creates the software that collects, indexes, and harnesses machine-generated data.   Because the two platforms are integrated, customers will now be able to stream… Read More