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An Unneccesary Merger Between Corporate Goons


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.

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.

The Avoidable Reason Why Most Mergers & Acquisitions Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Most corporate acquisitions fail to deliver shareholder value. Here's how to avoid becoming a depressing statistic

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

Tesla and SolarCity Shareholders Approve $2.3 Billion Merger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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Maintaining Company Protection During A Merger


When a company is faced with a merger or acquisition situation, things can get a little hectic. With some hints and tips from a reputable resource such as Merger Technology , you can embrace the upcoming changes and work towards making the most of it, both for yourself and those you work with.

Takeaways from the Merger of oDesk & Elance

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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.

Inside the Merger of DraftKings and FanDuel

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Grubhub and Seamless: Effecting The Elusive Private-Private Merger

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.

How To Find An Advisor To Help With Mergers And Acquisitions


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.

Slide Show on Reverse Merger

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

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 [.].



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The Secrets for Completing a Successful Merger or Acquisition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

Dell Technologies Completes its Merger with EMC Corp.


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.

Our Perfect Merger (and Acquisition)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

DraftKings and FanDuel Announce Long-Awaited Merger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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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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Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the World's Worst Merger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

How to Successfully Manage a Merger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

Techstars and UP Global Join Forces to Support the Entrepreneurial Journey

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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

Collaborating and Investing in the Indian Life Sciences Industry

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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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Keeping Innovation in the Mix After the Merger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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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.

5 Ways CEOs Should Lead After Merger or Sale

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

Connecting The Dots: Mergers Of Early-Stage Startups


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.

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

IPOs Shine, But Entrepreneurs Turn Down Mergers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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.

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.

Hoping for a Banner Year for Startup Mergers and Acquisitions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

2017 is shaping up to be the most liquid year in half decade for startup exits and

FanDuel, DraftKings Reportedly Nearing Merger Deal

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The two fantasy-sports companies are reportedly edging closer to an agreement, which could be announced in the coming days

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Tesla Buys German Manufacturer to Turbocharge Vehicle Production

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's Elon Musk's latest push ahead of the shareholder vote on the proposed SolarCity merger

Advertising, Meet Data: What the Publicis-Omnicom Merger Really Means

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This is harder and more expensive to do, which is why we’ve seen a wave of agency mergers over the past decade. What should we learn from the Publicis Omnicom merger? Why should you care about the two largest ad firms joining forces?

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


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

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.

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

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


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.