An Unneccesary Merger Between Corporate Goons

Chaganomics

AB InBev SABMiller merger Craft Brew Smash UpBad time to start a craft brewery BTW. Valuations will be suppressed after this deal wraps. Does anyone see a massive issue with this? Craft brew will be squeezed out and these two groups will have a global monopoly. What is my issue with this? For starters it is beer. Why do we need such beer giants? You can make beer in the bath tub, and what was once attractive (Stella, etc.) is now just owned by corporate goons.

Is A Reverse Merger The Way To Fund Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, and an old one long out of favor, the so-called “reverse merger.” Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital.

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Mergers And Acquisitions: 4 Tips To Escape The ‘Friend Zone’

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow acquisition business brokers merger mergers and acquisitions moneyEither way, you will have closure and have finally moved beyond the dreaded M&A friend zone.

Considering A Merger Or Acquisition? Vet Potential Investors In 3 Easy Steps

YFS Magazine

There are many horror stories in the startup space associated with failed mergers and the theft of intellectual property. Finance Grow investors mergers and acquisitions money

Mergers and acquisitions take thought and planning

Taffy Williams

strategy entrepreneur business plan acquisition Startup agreements leadership MergerIn a recent discussion with the CEO of a private company, an acquisition became the dominate topic.

Takeaways from the Merger of oDesk & Elance

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Ever since oDesk and Elance announced their merger, enclaves of the freelance industry have been all a-gossip. Some freelancers are excited, some are panicked, and some are pretty sure the merger won’t affect them much at all. Why the Merger Happened.

Why Your Merger Failed

Inc Startups

The majority of mergers are like marriages--they don''t work. Here''s how to boost your chances

How To Find An Advisor To Help With Mergers And Acquisitions

YoungUpstarts

When business owners go through mergers and acquisitions, they often enlist the services of specialist advisors. Either way, merger and acquisition services are vital to the success of such an enterprise. What to Look for in Merger and Acquisition Services.

Grubhub and Seamless: Effecting The Elusive Private-Private Merger

abovethecrowd.com

As Benchmark is a large institutional investor in Grubhub, we were actively involved in the merger process, and we are quite excited about the potential of the two companies coming together. Some pretty high-profile mergers have fallen apart because of this issue.

Slide Show on Reverse Merger

Taffy Williams

How Empires Fall: The Publicis Omnicom Merger Underscores The Rapid Decay Of The Ad Industry

rosskimbarovsky.com

Publicis Group and Omnicom, two of the world’s biggest ad agencies, have announced a merger to create the world’s biggest advertising group. The companies’ public statements about the merger, and the market dynamics forcing this combination, underscore the rapid decay of the advertising industry. The ad industry is crumbling – the merger is creating little [.].

Tesla and SolarCity Shareholders Approve $2.3 Billion Merger

Inc Startups

The carmaker and solar-panel seller are joining forces, moving Musk's vision closer to reality

RIO TINTO BEFORE A MERGER

Chaganomics

I am still a BUY w/ RIO TINTO $RIO Here is a chart from today. commodities mining rio tinto stocks

Dell Technologies Completes its Merger with EMC Corp.

SiliconHills

And Dell gets the award for coolest aerial stunt to introduce a […] The post Dell Technologies Completes its Merger with EMC Corp. In a $60 billion deal, Dell Technologies Wednesday closed its acquisition of EMC Corp.

6 Challenges In Going Public Through The Backdoor

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, or going public through the backdoor as a reverse merger. Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital.

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Inside the Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

Inc Startups

To save their companies from death-by-legal-fees, CEOs Nigel Eccles and Jason Robins will instead try to combine operations

Collaborating and Investing in the Indian Life Sciences Industry

Taffy Williams

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Higher Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Companies

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In response to a number of allegedly fraudulent filings by companies that went public through the reverse merger process, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex and the NASDAQ Stock Market will increase their listing standards for reverse merger companies

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Audit finds Duke overstated merger costs, will owe refund to NC customers

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission flagged the utility for roughly $130 million in overstated merger costs, and there will be refunds to consumers.

Connecting The Dots: Mergers Of Early-Stage Startups

OnStartups

If all of the potential merger partners are very early stage, especially if no company has any market traction or revenue, the best approach to a merger is a simple equitable split – 50/50, 25x4, etc. The following is a guest post by Ken Smith.

The Secrets for Completing a Successful Merger or Acquisition

Inc Startups

There may come a time when you're looking to merge with or acquire another business, so preparation's vital

How Winning Startups Tackle Tough Growth Constraints

Startup Professionals Musings

But in my experience as a startup advisor, too many entrepreneurs get stuck there, and always find excuses for not really exploring mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and alliance alternatives. growth constraints mergers organic outsourcing

When Does a Private-to-Private Merger Make Sense?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m pretty on record as saying I don’t think many private-to-private tech mergers make sense. And that’s when a private-to-private merger works. They are often done from a position of weakness. Something in both companies isn’t working, which is why they come together. I often don’t believe in the therm M&A because in my experience mostly A works. But of course there are always exceptions.

Our Perfect Merger (and Acquisition)

Inc Startups

Two-thousand and five was the year of the perfect merger and acquisition. Our merger was one of not just business, but of our entire lives. In a single year, a couple got married, got pregnant, and founded a fast-growing company. It wasn't your typical big-business-buys-a-small-business story, though. We got married, we got pregnant, and we founded a business, Heritage Link Brands, which is today the largest importer to the United States of black-produced wine from Africa.

Techstars and UP Global Join Forces to Support the Entrepreneurial Journey

Feld Thoughts

The first Startup Weekend took place in Boulder in June 2007 and I’ve been on the UP Global board since it was formed by the merger of Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership. The merger of these two great organizations is a logical next step in the expansion of vibrant startup communities around the world. Investments entrepreneurs journey mergers startup community startup digest Startup Next startup week startup weekend Techstars up global

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the World's Worst Merger

Inc Startups

Even though the numbers looked good, the company never did its cultural due diligence

How to Successfully Manage a Merger

Inc Startups

Roughly 70 percent of all corporate mergers fail, according to the Boston-based consulting firm Bain & Company. Although mergers can head south for many reasons, difficulties created by cultural differences at merged companies seem to play a significant role.

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DraftKings and FanDuel Announce Long-Awaited Merger

Inc Startups

After months of regulatory scrutiny, the two companies officially tied the knot this morning

Delaware Finds That A Reverse Triangular Merger May Violate A Contractual Non-Assignment Provision

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In structuring a business acquisition, there are four commonly used transaction structures: (i) sale and purchase of all of the stock of the target company (Stock Acquisition); (ii) sale and purchase of all or substantially all of the assets of the target company (Asset Sale); (iii) merger of the target company into a subsidiary of the purchaser (Forward Triangular Merger); or (iv) merger of a subsidiary of the purchaser into the target company (Reverse Triangular Merger

2012 Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With 2011 now closed, we can reflect on a turbulent 12 months characterized by international political gridlock, sovereign debt concerns, tepid growth and economic uncertainty. Canada's sound financial sector and relative fiscal restraint have helped it weather an otherwise volatile period.

How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’

YoungUpstarts

For a young entrepreneur, the mergers and acquisitions process can be exciting and potentially lucrative but it can also be the source of considerable stress. Professionalisms exit strategy Larry Fontillas M&A mergers & acquisitions selling your business

The Treatment of Stock Options in the Context of a Merger or Acquisition Transaction

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

A principal issue in merger and acquisition transactions is whether, and to what extent, outstanding options will survive the completion of the transaction and whether and when the vesting of options will be accelerated

Keeping Innovation in the Mix After the Merger

Inc Startups

Worried what will happen to your company''s creative spark after getting acquired? Follow these guidelines and thrive

5 Ways CEOs Should Lead After Merger or Sale

Inc Startups

The hard work of keeping your company going begins the day after a transaction closes. Many CEOs believe a true test of their leadership occurs when their company is being sold, or when it acquires another company. An even more important test: how to lead the new company.

Levine: Trends in M&A Deal Terms

Ask The VC

Mergers and Acquisitions levine m&a vc post of the dayToday’s post of the day is from my partner Seth Levine (Foundry Group) and is titled Trends in M&A Deal Terms. Seth has been involved in several significant acquisitions recently, including Google’s acquisition of AdMeld and Federated Media’s acquisition of Lijit, so he’s been deep in the contemporary negotiating dynamics.

Congrats On Your Acquisition! Some Thoughts On Data Integration And More.

YoungUpstarts

Professionalisms business advice data integration data management mergers & acquisitions Ron FaithBy Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. Earlier this year, my company acquired another company’s assets. The process, if you’ve never been through it, can be quite exhilarating.

Integration: Keys to the successful merger of companies

Active Garage

There is really only one reason for the merger of corporate entities: the creation of more shareholder value (whomever the shareholders are) from the two, than were there separately. The faster this occurs, the quicker the goals of the merger, greater shareholder value, can be achieved.

IPOs Shine, But Entrepreneurs Turn Down Mergers

Inc Startups

According to data recently released from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, the mergers-and-acquisitions market for venture-backed companies was uncharacteristically quiet in 2013, with only 377 deals completed.

Planning for the Future: Your Exit Strategy

Up and Running

Acquisition: The acquisition is often known as a “merger and acquisition.” An acquisition or merger does not have to happen on a big scale. Buying and Selling a Business acquisition exit strategy family business Family Succession IPO merger

Maximizing The Value Of Your e-Commerce Business

YoungUpstarts

Thinking Aloud acquisition exit strategy Jock Purtle M&A mergers & acquisitions selling a businessby Jock Purtle , owner of M&A Consulting Firm and Digital Exits. Nowadays increasingly more of our business is happening online.

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