M&A News

EU may reject the Siemens-Alstom rail merger   (OTCPK:ALSMY ) Kellogg’s cookie business is up for grabs.  Bidders include Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK), B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS), and Ferrero BASF  (OTCQX:BASFY) get conditional approval by the EU to by Belgian rival Solvay (OTCQX:SVYSF) Natural Health Farm (OTCQB:NHEL) on pace to acquire Excel Herbal Industries Viacom (VIA, VIAB) taking a(…)

Operational Due Diligence

Operational Due Diligence

If you are considering selling your business or a piece of your business … Or if you are considering purchasing a business … You’ll want a critical review of the business operations.  Most people focus on the P&L but that is just a piece of the total valuation.  You should also look at completing and Operational(…)

Rockwell To Be Acquired By United Technologies

Based on the current pro forma basis United Technologies (UTC) will pay an estimated eight billion US dollars to acquire the aircraft avionics business of Rockwell Collins. The definitive agreement was made using UTC stock and $140.00 per share, in cash. With a equity value of $23 billion in the deal and a transaction value of $30 billion, one could do(…)

What is Business Consulting and Why You Should Consider Hiring a Business Consultant

What Is Business Consulting

Business consultants have become a critical part of an organization or company’s ability to achieve their optimum performance. Business consultants not only can save you time and money but they also increase your competitive position by expanding your professionalism. Business Consultants are outside experts that can bring a fresh perspective to existing business challenges. They can(…)

IT In Business

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IT In Business is the use of information technology as a business tool.  Used properly it can be a competitive advantage in today’s business environment. The old days of CIOs building their empires are gone. IT is and should be treated as a Service Bureau whether it is sourced internally or externally.  All companies must focus on thier(…)

Consultant or Coach

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You know your business is not running at it’s maximum efficiency. You have a high need to turn this around, and after reading a bunch of articles, taking to people you trust, you know you need help but don’t know exactly what kind. The people you know and trust that have helped you along the(…)

Thinking of buying or investing in a business

Operational Due Diligence

Thinking of buying or investing in a business.  Think twice.   Buying or investing in a business is risky, or better yet get help collecting and analyzing the data necessary to try and minimize your risk. The next consideration is completing a comprehensive operational due diligence in a cost effective manner.  However an inadequate diligence can(…)

M&A News Sept

Wall St Bull 90x90

Science and technology innovator Danaher (DHR) has agreed to buy Cepheid (CPHD) for about $4 billion. Cepheid is a global molecular diagnostics company. Cepheid shares were up about 50 percent in premarket trading. (Press Release) Enbridge (ENB), the largest pipeline company in Canada, has agreed to buy Spectra Energy (SE) in an all-stock deal valued at(…)