When people think of software and technology for the non-profit sector, they generally think of Blackbaud, and more recently, Salesforce.com. Blackbaud is the biggest player in non-profits for sure, with over $546 million in revenue over the past twelve months, but Salesforce.com (which gives software away to small non-profits through its charitable foundation) is coming […]
“Merger Madness” was the headline this Monday as $100 billion in deals were announced. Halliburton (acquiring Baker Hughes) and Actavis (acquiring Allergan) shared the spotlight. These two big deals are just the latest in an already strong year for M&A. The total value for acquisitions of U.S. companies stood at $1.354 trillion before Monday’s news, up […]
Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase spoke a few years back to a business school class and he posed an interesting question. When considering whether to promote or hire an executive, ask yourself “would you want your kids to work for this person?” It was asked in the context of what makes a good executive […]
M&A: Keep it clean. Disposables, protective equipment, single-use technologies, and cleanroom operations on the rise.
The world can be a messy place. Companies that focus on keeping it a bit (or a lot) cleaner play an important role in public health, medical research and pharmaceutical manufacturing, to name just a few areas. The economic impact of contamination in those fields can be tremendous. Add to that the public […]