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Mergers and Acquisitions

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

Entrepreneurs: Don't Get Too Confident, You Might Get Burned

Lili Balfour | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

The worst thing you could do in a booming economic period is get overly confident and believe the bubble will never pop.

Maintaining the Creative Edge: An Interview With Ben Lamm of Chaotic Moon

Phil Simon | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Creativity is a culture, and it has to come from our project managers, our QA leads, our solutions architects, our engineers, and our designers. Everywhere.

Seeing Acquisitions As Power Transfers

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

When an animal eats a vegetable it transfers the latter's power to itself though they occupy different categories. That's what good acquisitions do. It's what conventional mergers don't.

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Does Survival of the Fittest Apply to the Creative Economy?

Great Work Cultures | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Amongst the many macro forces shaping the context for decision-making and business innovation are a few old beliefs. "Survival of the fittest" is one of them. It's a term you'll likely hear at the conclusion of a hostile takeover or mergers and acquisitions when the thrill of the hunt is complete.

India's Merger Merry-Go-Round

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

Infosys is not the only Indian company growing inorganically. 2014 saw the highest number of Indian mergers and acquisitions transactions in a decade - 1,177 deals valued at $50 billion. This resurgence applies to pharmaceuticals, finances, telecommunications, and more.

How to Value Your Company

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lili Balfour

Whether you're looking to raise a round of capital or sell your company, it's important to understand how to value your company. The best way to value a company is to research comparable transactions in the market.

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

Are Newspapers on the Ropes?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

There is no question about it: most newspapers in the United States are on the ropes. They are not yet down and out, but they are close to that knockout blow. I know this, as most of you readers do, from personal experience.

What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know to About Acquisitions

Lili Balfour | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

It is critical that you understand what the "NewCo" will look like. Will you be replacing an existing team? Perhaps you are tasked with creating a new division. Make sure you are on board with the integration schedule.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

Who Will Acquire Netflix?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

With a market capitalization of $23 billion and trading at a multiple north of a 100 times earnings per share, the company may be too expensive for most buyers. That narrows down the field of potential acquirers and demands a solid strategic rationale for a takeover.

Thanksgiving and Political Correctness

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Thanksgiving has been celebrated by Native Americans, Christians, Jews and whoever else wants to since 1621, and I firmly believe we should continue unapologetically to celebrate giving thanks to God Almighty for our many blessings.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

Are We Working in a Culture of Numbers?

John Koshy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
John Koshy

If companies treat their employees like they treat their close family members, then the workplace might become a place we may all look forward to and say, "Thank God it's Monday!"

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Timothy Stenovec

Finally, Some Good News For Anyone Who Owns A TV Or A Cell Phone | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

Consumers just dodged a bullet. Actually, make that two bullets. This week, there were two different mergers in the works that would have broug...

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 1)

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Employees are engaged when they feel fully involved and enthusiastic about their jobs and their organizations. They are emotionally connected to the success of their organization and are committed to contribute towards this success.

Pfizer: The Madness of Mergers and Acquisitions Hurts Us All

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

In pursuing Astra Zeneca for the tax benefits the U.K. company offers, Pfizer acknowledges its failure to innovate. The only strategy it has for makin...

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Purpose-Driven Growth: What Acquisitions Can't Buy

Louis Efron | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

Quite simply, organizations heavily concentrated on acquisitions often forget the reason they exist -- their purpose -- and the value of having employees that align with that purpose.

Don't Let Your Workplace Be an Oldsmobile

Mary Donohue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Mary Donohue

Failing companies typically feature a "sick" culture. Staff are unhappy and going through the motions -- either waiting things out, or actively looking to jump ship.