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M&A, private equity and investment banking insights for business & real estate issuers and investors.

August 27, 2018

Raising Startup Capital – Why the Investment Banking Model Does not Play Well with Startups

As we have previously outlined, raising capital is tough. It reminds me of the quote often attributed to John Wayne (but still as yet unconfirmed): Life […]
August 27, 2018

Why Raising Capital is So Difficult and Why I Loathe It

These are the confessions of an experienced investment banker with the battle scars to stand as a witness that no capital transaction is ever easy. As […]
August 27, 2018

No Money Down, 100% Acquisition Financing

We see our fill of requests and opportunities for needs in acquisition financing. The capital needs range across the spectrum (i.e. debt, equity, mezzanine and everything conceivably […]
August 27, 2018

Sink or Swim: Entrepreneurs Learn to Manage Risk

Part of managing any project also means managing risks. Project managers learn to identify, categorize, and effectively respond to risks with experience. While many entrepreneurs might […]
August 27, 2018

10 Notable Technology Mergers

In today’s fast-paced, challenging, and highly competitive world, businesses are constantly fighting the good fight to maintain their competitive edge and staying at the forefront of […]
August 27, 2018

Project Management Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions

According to Thomson Reuters, there have been over 40,000 business deals that involved a change in ownership in the last year. However, many of these deals […]
August 27, 2018

A Solid Strategy for Maximizing Business Value When Selling

Is It Time to Sell Your Business? Making the decision to sell a business after almost a lifetime of hard work can be a difficult and […]
August 27, 2018

Why I love boring deals

Sizzle sells the steak, but if someone is hungry enough, the sizzle matters less. Today’s cash-flush private equity groups are activefly seeking steak. That is, they […]
August 27, 2018

Insurance Carriers Industry Report

The insurance carriers industry is a well branded one that grew at a CAGR of 3.7% over the years of 2012-2017. This industry consists primarily of […]
August 27, 2018

A Solid Strategy for Maximizing Business Value When Selling

Is It Time to Sell Your Business? Making the decision to sell a business after almost a lifetime of hard work can be a difficult and […]
August 27, 2018

Why I love boring deals

Sizzle sells the steak, but if someone is hungry enough, the sizzle matters less. Today’s cash-flush private equity groups are activefly seeking steak. That is, they […]
August 27, 2018

Insurance Carriers Industry Report

The insurance carriers industry is a well branded one that grew at a CAGR of 3.7% over the years of 2012-2017. This industry consists primarily of […]
August 27, 2018

When to Fire a Client

Clients spend a great deal of time vetting their advisors and, rightfully so. Unfortunately, many boutique investment bankers do not spend the same amount of time […]
August 27, 2018

How Long Does M&A Take?

If done correctly, selling your business can take a year or more and requires a steady, but controlled hand in guiding the process from start to […]
August 27, 2018

Global Pharmaceutical Outlook: M&A Transactions, Multiples & Investments

This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as investment, accounting, tax, legal or other professional […]
August 27, 2018

Nearly Every Crowdsale Should Offer Equity

Is the market dead for 100% non-dilutive, massive token and coin crowdsales? Probably not wholly, but investors and issuers are getting smarter about how they both […]
August 27, 2018

Smart Contract Impact on Traditional M&A

The impact of smart contracts should certainly not be understated. However, most of the oft-touted applications for smart contracts are applied to areas outside stocks, bonds […]
August 27, 2018

The Growing Role of Investment Bankers in Initial Coin Offerings

If the SEC thinks even utility tokens will be classified as securities, then the rules surrounding the thousands of ICO advisory services (especially those not licensed […]
August 27, 2018

Legality & Risks of an ICO Bounty

If you are reading this, it’s likely you already are aware of what an ICO bounty is and what it entails. For the under-informed, a bounty […]
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