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Monday, September 23, 2013

R&D conference at MIT Features Presentations by Leading Experts

Startups and Inventors – Consider participating as a startup exhibitor in this year’s MIT R&D conference on November 13-14. The conference features research presentations by leading experts and provides opportunities to network with MIT faculty and industry executives. In addition to general sessions, attendees will choose among multiple concurrent tracks with themes.

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Monday, July 08, 2013

When a Non-binding Term Sheet Becomes Binding

From Mintz Levin: “Although letters of intent and term sheets represent the first step in nearly all negotiated corporate transactions, parties should be aware of court rulings enforcing purportedly non-binding letters of intent. Parties should proceed with caution when drafting letters of intent or term sheets and in their course of conduct surrounding the negotiations of definitive agreements to help ensure they are not later bound to their ‘non-binding’ term sheet.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Middle-Market Monitor (new intel from Mirus Capital Advisors)

According to the latest market data, the economy is improving. Durable goods orders were up 3.3% in April, housing starts and home prices are rising, and consumer confidence is on the mend.

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

US-China summit reminds us that face-to-face is good for business

All the technology in the world cannot replace the effectiveness of a good old fashioned sit down.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Acquiring a Business

Why do so many acquisitions fail? Because those companies failed to avoid these 7 Deadly Sins.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Private Equity breaks out the Picks and Shovels

With rising valuations driven by a bull market and competition from strategic buyers, private equity firms are increasingly rolling up their sleeves and digging into deals that will require a little more effort in order to achieve their target returns.

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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, May 20, 2011

Shareholder Agreements in Closely-Held Massachusetts Corporations

I received this brief summary from Elizabeth Burnett and Jehanne Bjornebye at Mintz Levin and found it interesting. Several questions about the rights of shareholders and their conflicting rights as fiduciaries are addressed in the recent Superior Court decision Merriam v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc. It’s instructive.