Recent M&A Deal? Consider Tax Saving Tips

While much attention has been focused on whether the Bush tax cuts will expire at year-end, one tax change is almost certain – a new 3.8% Medicare tax on net investment income will take effect on January 1, 2013. Our friends with SRS offer some tax-tips in this guest post.

Private Company See Tough M&A Terms With Shopping Spree Looming

Private company M&A terms are a financial minefield for entrepreneurs hoping to cash out after years of building a company. Part of the reason for that is many deals require 10% or more of the purchase price sit in escrow for more than a year. Greater than two-thirds of transactions can see purchase price adjustments […]

Security Company Buying Binge Predicted To Continue

Big companies such as Cisco Systems and Lockheed Martin consider cybersecurity to be top strategic sales priorities. So will venture-backed startups benefit as these corporations look for new products and technologies? Allegis Capital founder Robert Ackerman believes the answer is yes. Ackerman (pictured here) points to at least 10 venture-back companies that have been acquired […]

VC-Backed IPO Market Weakens In Q3, But M&A Is On Fire

The IPO market is on the mend, but the revival is nothing to crow about. There were 14 venture-backed IPOs during the third quarter, down slightly from 17 in the second, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters (publisher of this blog). While the decrease isn’t alarming, the bigger picture […]

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