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March 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dassault Systems acquires more industry specific solutions: Accelrys

As Mirus originally highlighted in its 2012 PLM, A Unique Window of Opportunity for Mergers and Acquisitions research,  Industry-specific solutions, particularly in non-traditional PLM markets, represented a top strategic acquisition imperative for the PLM Oligopolists.  The most recent example of this acquisition trend is Dassault Systemes announced $750 million dollar acquisition of Accelrys.   According to their website, […]

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aegis closes the acquisition of Malaysia-based Symphony BPO

This month, the multi-billion dollar outsourcing firm Aegis closed on the acquisition of Symphony BPO, first announced in January. “This is a great opportunity for Aegis as we expand our presence in Malaysia,” said Sandip Sen, Global CEO of Aegis in a Company press release. “We believe that the business combination will enhance value for […]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Transformational BPO

While the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) marketplace continues to grow and innovate, the vast majority of BPO-client relationships can still be characterized as labor arbitrage.   For example, a typical executive might describe their use of BPO services thusly:  “we used to handle these transactions in-house, but we have outsourced them to a third party […]

Monday, March 17, 2014

Consolidation Among Healthcare Staffing Firms Continues

Staffing Industry Analysts (“SIA”) reported in December 2013 that the consolidation among healthcare staffing firms that began in 2012 was continuing in 2013.  According to Capital IQ, there were approximately 45 reported healthcare acquisitions in 2012 and 35 in 2013. The primary reasons companies cited for making acquisitions included: Adding capabilities, such as VMS; Adding […]

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Three Types of Outsourcing Relationships

This article represents an insightful perspective from Dan Berthiaume of Nearshore Blog, originally posted by Dan April 15, 2013 at 1:21 PM The Three Types of Outsourcing Relationships While no two outsourcing relationships are alike, some broad generalities can be drawn about different types of common relationships. For example, HfS Research identifies three main types […]

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What should business owners learn from Friday’s ruling against RBC Capital Markets?

Background:  RBC Capital Markets LLC, the investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, was representing Rural/Metro Corp. in the sale of their business.  Another team at the bank was trying to get the financing work from one of the buyers, Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm.  According to a recent article in the […]

Friday, March 07, 2014

Aviation on display at Heli-Expo

Over 19,000 attendees turned out last week for the 2014 Heli-Expo in Anaheim.  We caught up with several executives who expressed optimism for the industry based on the performance of their businesses.  The overall mood reflected the steady innovation and recovery of the industry since the recent recession.  Exhibitors included MROs, helicopter OEMs, component manufacturers, […]

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Virtue of Persistence

Calvin Coolidge once said: “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ […]