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September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3 Key Considerations When Building an Effective Board of Directors

As the new CEO and President of ACG Boston, I find myself pondering a key question that every business owner should consider… How best to build a productive and valuable board of directors for my company or organization?  To that end, I want to share a recent anecdote that provides an insightful lens to the […]

Sunday, September 28, 2014

IT Staffing and Consulting Firms – The Exit Won’t Come From the Big Guys

I’ve noticed an interesting trend over the last few years.  The largest IT staffing firms in the US (based on Staffing Industry Analyst’s “2014 Largest IT Staffing Firms in the United States”), are not the ones making acquisitions. Sure, On Assignment did a couple big deals in the last few years; namely, the acquisition of […]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Choosing the Right M&A Attorney When Selling Your Middle Market Business

This month’s blog focuses on one of the most critical business decisions an entrepreneur ever makes: selecting an M&A attorney for selling their middle market business.  This is top of mind because I recently almost saw not one, but two deals go off of the tracks because of a poor choice of counsel. Choosing the […]

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bright Summer for Manufacturing – Best Performance in a Decade

This August was not the time to be away on vacation if you’re in manufacturing.  According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), new orders reached a level not seen since April 2004 and the pace of growth rose in August to its highest level since March 2011. The ISM said its index of national factory […]

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Battle for BOM Control and its Impact on Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation

For years the big PLM and their ERP counterparts have been battling it out for control of the company master Bill of Material (BOM). ERP vendors have traditionally owned the Manufacturing BOM; PLM the Engineering BOM; leaving the end user to determine who owns the master. In our recent white paper that initiated coverage of […]