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Marriott International’s acknowledgment that hackers had stolen records for more than 500 million customers over the past four years highlights the risk of exposure to cyberthreats during mergers. The data breach, which started in 2014, superseded the Marriott and Starwood merger,...

It is a vital part of the M&A process that confidential documents remain that way, and that sensitive documents are treated carefully. Mishaps, regardless of severity, can lead to delays, deal derailments, or potentially even lawsuits. Sellers and their advisors need to...

The due diligence process is complex and highly structured. If diligence isn’t conducted properly, it can cause an enormous amount of stress for everyone involved. This is where the virtual data room comes in. If you’re new to M&A, think of...

Cybercrime is quickly becoming a big business. CNN reported that back in 2014, a whopping 47% of US adults had some sort of personal information stolen by hackers. As cloud storage becomes more and more common, large businesses with few security measures...
How Secure Is Your Document Sharing Provider?

Last week it was reported that Dropbox had experienced yet another security breach, this time inadvertently exposing files through publicly shared links. The same issue also impacted Box users. Dropbox, Box and many other cloud hosting services often give users the option...
10 Famous Investment Scams

This month, the trial of Bernie Madoff’s former secretary Annette Bongiorno is expected to wrap up. Bongiorno is one of five former employees on trial for abetting Madoff's fraud. Bernie Madoff was sentenced in 2009 to 150 years in prison after his investment firm Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities fell apart, costing investors an estimated $65 billion in losses – one of the biggest frauds ever seen in America.

Historically, national oil companies (NOCs) teamed up with international oil companies (IOCs), offering them production sharing in exchange for technological expertise. But China's national oil companies have a new approach, one that sees them fiercely competing on the global oil and gas stage.

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. In this article from Business Excellence, Partner and Global Head of Metals and Mining at KPMG, Rama Ayman, shares some of his personal insights into the M&A market for mining, and five...

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) represent one of the most successful therapeutic drug classes, attracting billions of investment dollars for the biotechnology industry. Last week AstraZeneca’s global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, became the latest mAb player. MedImmune acquired Spirogen, a privately held...

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.