Category: M&A

Deal flow in the PE market continues to move—here’s why

What’s hot in the deal world at the moment? The fintech sector continues to generate steam and so is another industry, the wine business. Private equity investors’ interest in turnarounds has diminished somewhat, and t…

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IPO, M&A: Big changes ahead require smart moves at every step

Companies that have made it past the startup stage and are growing like gangbusters have beaten the odds. They’re not only surviving but making it. They’ve branched out their customer base and perhaps their geographic …

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Lucky for now: Dealmakers are optimistic about the near future

It’s fitting the annual Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) West Coast M&A Conference was held on St. Patrick’s Day. We were all feeling a bit lucky with a nice bounce-back in the markets, and a cautious sense …

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The 4 stages of the business lifecycle and how to recognize what you need next

Many companies tend to follow similar patterns as they adapt and change over time. The trajectory is known as the business lifecycle, and we’ve identified four particular stages that companies typically move through from…

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Full steam ahead for 2015 and beyond

Halfway through the decade, with the Great Recession slipping farther and farther into the rearview mirror, corporate leaders are pushing onward and upward. Nowhere is this more evident than in the San Francisco Bay Area w…

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New discontinued operations guidance de-clutters reporting

While large valuation acquisitions of entire companies (for example, Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion) grab the headlines, the majority of the acquisitions are for just a division or segment of a business, and t…

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Breakfast seminar: Will your IPO or M&A be everything it could be?

RoseRyan is presenting a free breakfast seminar, “Optimizing Your Liquidity Event: Practical Advice From the Trenches,” on June 12 in Palo Alto. It will show you how to maximize the profitability—and minimize the pai…

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RoseRyan in action: keeping an acquisition on track

When your company is growing and changing fast, fine-tuning financials can sometimes take a backseat to managing the business. But think about this: subpar accounting for rev rec, inventory, equity or other areas can affec…

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Evaluating an acquisition target: pay attention to the gray areas

What’s more shocking: HP’s $8.8 billion (yes, billion!) impairment charge recorded in its recently completed fourth quarter, or the fact that it blames the charge on the “accounting improprieties and disclosure failu…

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Will your equity compensation strategy take you from start-up to exit?

RoseRyan, along with the Melita Group, is presenting a free breakfast seminar, “Equity compensation: end-to-end strategies for private companies,” on October 30 in Palo Alto. Your equity compensation plan’s design an…

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