Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

When to hire an in-house counsel?


Someone asked the simple question of when to hire an outside counsel or attorney.  And I answered accordingly. Here, instead, I would like to quickly address of when to hire in-house counsel.  In many early stage companies, I have noted … Continue reading

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Verizon-Yahoo Deal –Old telecom paradigm absorbing the digital ecosystem


Verizon’s Yahoo acquisition raises more questions than answers as to the long term values Verizon will gain from this deal.  First, we evaluate what are the strengths and weaknesses of each company.  Verizon employs over 178k employees nationally and internationally. … Continue reading

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Does it Pay to be a Technology Startup in Europe or SiIicon Valley?


During the last several weeks I have heard several debates on why should European technology companies establish themselves in Silicon Valley.  The pro-European or anti-Silicon Valley advocates believe that technology engineers are more cost effective in Europe and comment that … Continue reading

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Why create an international company as a subsidiary, affiliate or holding company?


As I have worked with various multinational companies seeking to restructure or expand operations in foreign lands, I have been exposed to many strategic reasons for such corporate development: 1)      New client in a European country and the local provider … Continue reading

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Board Meetings, VC Firms Passing a Deal


During the JP Morgan Healthcare conference, I bumped into an industry colleague running a VC firm in Northern Virginia.  When I asked why he passed on a startup mobile company located in San Francisco, he stated that it was too … Continue reading

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What is your Business Model?


This seems to be the decade for entrepreneurship. Savants encourage the development of startups and, if that startup fails, it is part of the learning process. I guess I come from the old school in developing business strategies – identify … Continue reading

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Do Crowd Funding, Reverse Mergers increase the chances for long term capital raising?


Raising capital for your company is as just a demanding process as managing the day to day volatility on guiding your company. New developments in capital access comes in the form of crowd funding. But I question whether crowd funding … Continue reading

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