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August 27, 2018

REITs–Industry Introduction

Industry Definition Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) – A legal entity that uses pooled investor capital to purchase and manage income property or mortgage loans. Most […]
August 27, 2018

Rule 144 and Token Velocity

There is a fairly strong consensus among some leading venture capitalists arguing for safe harbors for utility tokens. The arguments are very sound and timely, given […]
August 27, 2018

Blockchain & The Distortion of Decentralization

In the show, “What About Bob?” Bill Murray plays Bob, a quirky phobic in need of psychiatric treatment. At one point in the show, Bob states […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Major Companies

The top 20 companies are sorted by largest Market Cap. American Tower REIT (NYSE: AMT) – Market Cap: 57,889M American Tower is a leading independent owner, […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Products and Markets

The following article covering the REIT (real estate investment trust) industry outlines the products and markets of the REIT business. Leasing Most REITs operate using straight […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Current Performance & Industry

REITs (real estate investment trusts) are indispensable part of the US economy because it encompasses real estate businesses that build, manage, lease, mortgage, buy and sell […]
August 27, 2018

Post and Pray–Where Investment “Platforms” are Lacking & Failing

Some of the best deals need no bankers other than to check a box. Unfortunately, not every deal qualifies as the top 20% according to the […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Key External Industry Drivers

Tax Reform Investors of REITs will gain from the Tax Legislation because there will be a smaller tax bill on dividends. Shareholders of REITs are paying […]
August 27, 2018

Solving the Tokenized Investment Fund Liquidity Conundrum Using Smart Contracts

Tokenized equity on smart contracts hold a great deal of promise, the biggest opportunity being liquidity for secondary offerings tied to the blockchain. However, regulation is […]
August 27, 2018

Solving the Tokenized Investment Fund Liquidity Conundrum Using Smart Contracts

Tokenized equity on smart contracts hold a great deal of promise, the biggest opportunity being liquidity for secondary offerings tied to the blockchain. However, regulation is […]
August 27, 2018

The ICO Whitepaper is Dead

The ICO whitepaper as we know it is dead. Here are a few reasons why: Marketing Over Technology   Whitepapers are becoming less technical and more streamlined. […]
August 27, 2018

Expert Generalist in M&A

Due to some of our online exposure, we see deals across every imaginable sector and size. An oft-repeated question poised by would-be business sellers and equity […]
August 27, 2018

Who Should I Hire to Sell My Business?

Determining what type of group is right for selling your business in a strategic M&A auction is an “it depends” decision. It depends on the size […]
August 27, 2018

In order to have good ideas, you have to have a lot of bad ideas

Success is iterative. Typically those who are branded as most successful iterated through many, many bad ideas before they came to most successful good idea they […]
August 27, 2018

How long should due diligence take in M&A?

Due diligence is sometimes referred to as a full proctological exam and rightfully so. It is more than a buyer’s attempt to confirm the stated valuation […]
August 27, 2018

REIT: Buy-Side Strategies

Attractive Opportunities in 2018 At the sector level, there has been certain private health care players under margin pressure, which has increased the number of REITs […]
August 27, 2018

Should I Sell My Business to a Private Equity Group?

Despite some of the more recent negative reports lambasting private equity (and particularly leveraged buyouts), private equity transactions–when executed well–actually do add value, according to the […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Competitive Landscape

This article is one in a series covering Real Estate Investment Trusts and real estate investment banking. Market share competition The REITs industry covers a large […]
August 27, 2018

How Much Does it Cost to Sell My Business?

The fees charged for sell-side M&A by investment bankers vary from deal to deal. Every deal typically includes some type of up-front engagement fee either paid […]
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