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Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain ledger are changing the way companies and people transact globally. Bitcoin was the first successful implementation of a blockchain, which is a digital database that is optimized for recording financial transactions and transferring value securely over the Internet. Thanks to the...

When the JOBS Act was signed in 2012 many touted its potential to significantly disrupt the traditional model of venture capital by disintermediating the process between investors and entrepreneurs. The promise of decentralization and democratization among issuers and backers had many would-be startups salivating. Who...

The hype over the JOBS Act was certainly warranted. For over 70 years, the ability for private companies to have access to capital has been limited--and for good reason. Lack of sophistication on the investors' part combined with the inevitability of the snake oil coming...

I dislike the safe, generalized answer to complex questions: “it depends.” While it is frequently overused, the annoyance typically comes when a poor explanation is provided for the potential deviation. When it comes to requisite equity in a leveraged buyout transaction, the pendulum can swing...

Corporate recapitalizations can be a beneficial tool used by business owners seeking capital. The structure, source and uses of the funds can be as unique and varied as the businesses themselves. Recapitalizations are typically funded using both debt and equity. Today’s liquid private markets include...

I am  a big fan of deal postmortems--the time you take to assess what went right, what went wrong and how you would do things differently if you had to do it all over again. With each done deal, volumes can be gleaned as educational...