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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

5 Reasons to Sell Your Business in 2014

Owners of many privately-held businesses have sat out the recent resurgence in M&A activity while waiting for their company performance to rebound and waiting for M&A valuations to match their expectations once again.  Abundant capital and fervent demand are fueling a strong M&A market, so owners should consider these five reasons to sell their businesses […]

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mergers and Acquisitions in PLM Q1 Update

With Q1 now behind us, I wanted to take just a minute to make a few observations that update our thoughts on 2014: 1)      Acquisitions in total actually accelerated over the 4 month period from November to March with almost half the total of the prior 12 months, but… 2)      Only three players accounted for […]

Friday, April 11, 2014

What Are PLM Companies Buying?

OK, so M&A is hot and companies are spending big sums of money, but what is motivating them.  Why do they buy and what do they buy.  In the end it is about need; need to grow, need to compete, need to service customers.  More than ever before, we are seeing PLM companies buy on […]

Monday, October 28, 2013

BPO Trend Spotting – “Nearshoring”

American firms are finding that native proficiency in languages such as Italian and German, as well as Spanish, coupled with the closer proximity to headquarters are some of the benefits that client corporations can obtain from “nearshore” BPO.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Private Equity Exits were down in 2011. PEGs are holding investments longer.

A recent study by Pitchbook and Grant Thornton has discovered that Private Equity groups are holding on to their investments for longer, 4.8 years is the median “hold” time as discussed in “Private Equity Exits Report: 2012 Annual Edition”.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Short Term Performance Drove Up Venture Returns in Early ’11

Venture capital performance continued an upward trajectory as of the first quarter of 2011, the improvements were seen across all time horizons, with the exception of the 15-year numbers, and were driven by the strong one-year venture capital return of 18.5 percent.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Companies Cling to Cash

From the Wall Street Journal – Rather than pouring their money into building plants or hiring workers, nonfinancial companies in the U.S. were sitting on $1.93 trillion in cash and other liquid assets at the end of September. Cash accounted for 7.4% of the companies’ total assets—the largest share since 1959.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010

Forbes Insights, in association with CIT, recently published the report “U.S. Small Business and Middle Market Outlook 2010”.

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