M&A Insights from a Start-up Acquired Company Owner

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/insights-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/yahoo-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/acquisition-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

Dell Acquires Enstratius

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/cloud-management-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

Appraisal Rights & Deal Litigation

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/gavel2-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

Pearson Candy Co. acquires Bit-O-Honey – What a Sweet Deal?

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/candy-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

So what’s new in the Candy Making Industry and Strategic Acquisitions?  On May 1, 2013, Pearson Candy Company bought Nestlé’s Bit–O–Honey.  Pearson plans on producing the 90- year old confectionary brand at its St. Paul factory.  Pearson CEO Michael Keller… Read More

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

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/innovation-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

American Airlines CEO $20 Million Severance Denied by Bankruptcy Court

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/airline-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved the $11 billion merger of US Airways Group and AMR Corporation on March 27, 2013.  The merger will be effective upon confirmation of… Read More

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

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MA-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

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

Mergers in Today’s Economy

http://luanncapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/merger-in-todays-economy-150x150.jpgDigg This
Share on Facebook+1Share on LinkedInPin it on PinterestSubmit to redditSubmit to StumbleUponShare on Twitter

Economic trends in the airline industry due to the global recession are continuing.  It started with the 2008 merger of then Continental Airlines with United Airlines. More recently, US Airways and American Airlines have announced that they are currently in… Read More