And Then He Was Gone (an international man of misery)

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Mike & Joe met a prospect at a tradeshow.  He was in some serious international construction development.

He had the pedigree.  He had the connections.  They did their due diligence and things looked good.  This was going to take Mike & Joe’s company to a whole new level.

An RFQ came in.  The kind that you dream about – volume and margin.  The initial engineering issues were resolved to meet the specs and the project was a go.  The first payment was received in time to make for a nice holiday bonus for everyone.

Halfway through the order, more good news.  A container ship was headed out loaded  with materials for the development.  If Mike & Joe could piggy-back on this, he would split the shipping savings.  Which would be substantial.

Things couldn’t get any better…

They didn’t. Continue reading “And Then He Was Gone (an international man of misery)”

Learn Acquisition/JV Best Practices Webinar (& where to find the best non-brokered candidates)

blue-hillsIntroduce yourself to powerful acquisition/joint venture tools and process for discovering multiple, qualified, non-brokered candidates and avoid the biggest risks facing your next transaction.

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The Lion’s Way or The Right Way?

tigerAuthor Seth Godin has a book in his creative inventory called “Survival is not Enough”. In it, he writes about corporate DNA (he calls it mDNA) which includes everything that makes a company what it is….products, brands, people, IP, et al.

In it, he writes about acquisitions of other companies and that one of the primary reasons for an acquisition is to add new DNA to the acquirer’s corporate DNA to make it stronger. Continue reading “The Lion’s Way or The Right Way?”

Risk Management Discussion Thread

african art 2The following are the astute observations of Carl Hagberg, pulled from an online acquisition Risk Management conversation about M & A, shareholder value, and strategic issues. My comments (that Carl refers to) follow in the More section.

Carl is Editor and Publisher at The Shareholder Service Optimizer
Greater New York City Area http://www.optimizeronline.com/

& he is Chairman & CEO at Carl T. Hagberg and Associates

As an investor, I am extremely concerned by the perfectly awful returns on investment – overwhelmingly terrible ones as the above-cited numbers point out – that have been booked year after year as a result of bad acquisitions by public companies. Continue reading “Risk Management Discussion Thread”

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