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January 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Why Winners Choose “A” Players

It’s really hard to build a successful organization that will endure the test of time.   Indeed, fewer than half of all business ventures, according to the Small Business Administration, will last for five years or more, and many that do last that long will never be truly successful ventures that can withstand the death or […]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation 2014

In July of 2014 Mirus initiated its coverage of the Manufacturing Automation including PLM, ERP, SCM and System Integration sectors.   We have now updated this report exploring 2014 performance of major public Manufacturing Automation Software companies, related M&A transactions, and trends in the industry.  See Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation 2014 Overall, 2014 was […]

Friday, January 23, 2015

Why do you do what you do?

The primary purpose of this blog post is to ask you if you can articulate WHY you do what you do.   If you can’t, I‘d suggest you take a few moments to check out this link to Simon Sinek’s Ted talk.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Tw0PGcyN0.     He is the author of “Start with WHY”, which discusses how starting with […]

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The $360 billion revenue question

The way you recognize you company’s revenues is about to change. In particular, the way companies recognize revenue for licenses and long-term contracts, including the those traditionally measured under a “percentage-of-completion” method, will be affected by changes FASB has planned to make effective January 1, 2017.  The total amount of deferred revenue on the books […]

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Review of 2014 Medical Device M&A

The Medical Device Industry Goes Big in 2014 It has clearly been an exciting year in the medical device M&A space if one is stimulated by sheer deal size. Three of the top ten healthcare acquisitions of the year are medical device deals, with the Medtronic/Covidien blockbuster leading the way. Top 10 Largest Health Care […]

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Why Should We Care About The Private Equity Gender Gap?

A recent article from PE Hub reported the results of a survey done by Preqin that reported that in North America, only 11 percent of senior positions at private equity (including venture capital) firms are held by women.  In July, Polaris made headlines when they named the only female partner currently at any of the […]