May 30, 2014

A Bidding War for Hillshire Brands

Earlier this month Hillshire Brands offered a bid at $4.3 billion for Pinnacle Foods in a cash-and-stock deal. Many analysts thought it was a surprisingly […]
May 15, 2014

Financial Projections: Ensuring the PitchBook is Pitch-Perfect

I had a drawn-out phone conversation the other day with a potential business buyer who was up-in-arms about the financial projections. “They’re much too high […]
May 14, 2014

Apple, Inc. Beats Acquisition: A Foot in the Door

After the recent news reports of Apple Inc. to acquire Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, one might wonder if this deal is intended to substitute […]
May 10, 2014

Time to Sell Your Business: Five Reasons Why Now Might Be a Great Time

It has been over a decade since the mergers and acquisitions sector has been in as favorable of a position as it is now. Factors […]
April 29, 2014

A Mega-mess for Ad Agency Mega-Mergers

As one might recall, last summer Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC) and Publicis Groupe SA (PUB.FR) announced a $35 billion merger that would create the largest […]
April 11, 2014

Throwing the Skeletons Out of the Closet

No one is perfect. Businesses are typically run by the imperfect risk-takers. This is one of the main reasons companies require some deal of “spring […]
February 17, 2014

Mistakes When Pitching to Angel Investors

Angel investors can be an important source of capital for entrepreneurs, so perfecting your pitch to this class of investors can be critical.  Whether your […]
February 10, 2014

Understanding the Role of Angel Investors

Angel investors have gotten a growing amount of  attention in recent years, even in mainstream media. Better understanding this class of investors can help you […]
January 18, 2014

Key Considerations Help Determine Transaction Structure

If a merger or acquisition is in your future, be sure you take into account some key considerations before entering negotiations with the other party. […]
December 23, 2013

Successfully Closing Start-up Financing

Raising capital for a startup can be a slow, painful process. Making a list of fundraising prospects, scheduling appointments to pitch your opportunity—the whole idea […]