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Entertaining current and potential clients is an integral part of business. Client breakfasts, lunches, dinners, coffee meetings, seminars, conferences or weekend retreats are an opportunity to get to know each other. Face to face meetings are crucial for establishing trust between any two or...

In a bid to be more efficient and expend less brain power the mind has developed cognitive biases. Simply put, these are essentially lazy assistants that often filter out the details and funnel us into habitual thinking. Biologically speaking, it’s a...

A disappointing first half of 2016 for the middle-market saw transaction closes lowered to levels last seen in the midst of the 2009 recession. A deepening concern over uncertainty in the next American Presidential election, the BREXIT, as well as a slowdown in China and of...

Takers of the monthly Mergers and Acquisitions' survey show that they believe the Brexit, the financial hurdles in China, the uncertainty in the looming US presidential election and the global terrorist movements have deepened the hole where the M&A finds itself...

In a recent Merger Market report, the beginning of the year was described as a buyer’s market, and a reference was made to “unicorns”. When most people use this term, they’re referring either to a mythical mono-horned horse, or to private companies...
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When Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini testified before congress last fall arguing the case for merging with rival U.S.-based health insurer Humana, he singled out cultural fit as a key component of the merger. “Mergers and acquisitions are not just about efficiencies...
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Firmex and Mergermarket's recent quarterly report on mid-market M&A focused on the valuation gap between buyers and sellers. At first glance, a valuation gap seems perfectly natural – buyers want to avoid overpaying for a company and sellers, of course, want...
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This year, the public markets have been off to a shaky start: The month of January saw the S&P 500, Nasdaq 100 and DJIA fall off over 5%. This poor performance is expected to have a chilling effect on this year’s...
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View and download graphs in Shide Share Data security threats are becoming a larger and larger concern for businesses and their advisers, especially in the M&A and deal making space, but there's a lack of clarity on how...
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At the end of each year, Goldman Sachs compiles their favorite charts from their Thematic Research team and publishes them. These charts often capture interesting trends outside the more conventional research trends, covering topics that range from caloric consumption by gender...