Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Operational Due Diligence

The government has high expectations when it comes to a US company buying another company that has operations overseas. In short FCPA makes it illegal for a US company to bride foreign officials to retain or obtain business. If the government believes there have been improprieties then the cost for a company to defend itself(…)

October 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

October 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

October 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

M&A – Strategic 10/3/2011 Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NSIT) acquired Ensynch, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 10/4/2011 Atkore International Holdings, Inc. acquired the assets of Razor Wire International, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 10/5/2011 MediServe Information Systems, Inc. acquired SpectraSoft, Inc. The terms of the transaction were not(…)

Understanding Derivatives Video

Understanding Derivatives Video

Understanding Dirivatives
Why Use Guerrilla Marketing™ Tactics

Why Use Guerrilla Marketing™ Tactics

Bus Cost 90x90

“Guerrilla Marketing™ ” is an unconventional  way to approach marketing. Note that the spelling of guerrilla is G-U-E-R-R-I-L-L-A as in “guerrilla warfare” not the large Ape. In guerrilla warfare small groups of combatants don’t have resources of larger armies but they have certain advantages. Guerrilla armies are organized in small groups that can make decisions quicker(…)

Understanding Derivatives

Understanding Derivatives

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Bob owns a bar in Phoenix and his clientele are mostly people who are unemployed and have a drinking problem.  It doesn’t take long before business begins to slack off as the economic recovery struggles. Soon Bob realizes that his customers can no longer afford to go to Bob’s bar.  In a marketing epiphany Bob devises a(…)

September 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

September 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

Arizona M&A

M&A – STRATEGIC 9/1/2011 AFS Technologies, Inc. acquired Synectics Group, Inc. and Answers Systems Inc. * 9/1/2011 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: TMO) acquired Intrinsic Bioprobes, Inc. * 9/1/2011 Noranco, Inc. acquired Stewart Machining and Jet Processing divisions of Premier Precision Group. * 9/3/2011 General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. acquired Innovative Security Systems, Inc. from(…)

August 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

August 2011 Arizona M&A Activity

Navaho 90x90

M&A – Strategic 8/1/2011 Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, Inc. acquired J. Banicki Construction, Inc. for $13.0 million. 8/1/2011   Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) acquired J.C. Tally Trading Co., Ltd. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 8/1/2011   Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT) acquired Prospect Technology Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 8/1/2011  (…)

2nd Quarter Global M&A Activity

2nd Quarter Global M&A Activity

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NEW YORK – Second quarter M&A activity slowed as sovereign debt worried investors, as both deal value and volume turned down 16.1% and 5.7% respectively according to Merrill Corporation. Pharma and Medical and Biotech sectors lead value deals. Synthes was aquired by Johnson and Johnson for $21.2 bn USD, and Nycomed was aquired by Takeda(…)