Silicon Valley Mergers and Acquisitions Blog

Be Wary of the Guy Who Says He Wants to Buy Your Company (Part 1)

Almost invariably, private company owners say that they have had a call from someone who has expressed interest in buying the company.  While the inquiry may flatter, probably every owner or majority shareholder of...

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Considerations for Selling a Company to Its Employees via Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Last week’s Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article in the U.S. print edition, titled “Founders Cash Out, but Do Workers Gain?” (April 18, 2013)  The article discusses Employee Stock Ownership Plans, also known...

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M&A tops $2.2 trillion in first yearly rise since 2007

M&A tops $2.2 trillion in first yearly rise since 2007

According to a just released Thomson Reuters report, it appears that the global M&A cycle may be back on an upward trajectory, after plummeting in 2008-9.  According to the report, “that means 2011 could...

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