Archive for Tag: Entrepreneur

Dec 23, 2015

M&A Holiday Reading List

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Dear Clients and Friends: ‘Tis the season!  For many, this is a time to catch up with friends and family – and perhaps on a bit of reading.  In that spirit, the M&A team has complied a short list of what we are reading this holiday season. It’s an eclectic mix, with some intended to help us become more savvy leaders, some focused on  elevating our entrepreneurship skills, some teaching us something new about the world; and a few just for fun. Share your thoughts with us below and let us know if there’s a good read we should add…

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Dec 14, 2015

Looking Past the Unicorns to the Middle Market – The Sweet Spot

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A quick look through today’s business headlines and you’ll see reports of massive capital raises and eye-popping valuations for some of the so called “Unicorns” – young, fast-growing, privately held (VC-backed) technology / technology-enabled companies valued at $1 billion and above. Some of these firms are very impressive, growing more than 100% per annum and raising hundreds of millions from private investors. Some are working on finding an appropriate way and time to give investors liquidity at a suitable value. Few this year have found strategic buyers: Lynda.com (LinkedIn) and Virtustream (EMC), for example. According to CB Insights, through Q3’15…

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