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Why Private Equity feels now is the Time to SELL

Huxley Nixon - Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Fortune article (June 5, 2014) by Laura Lorenzetti explains why PEG’s are heading for the exits in 2014.  PEG’s cashed in for $17.4 BN in Q1, up 100% from the same period earlier and the best IPO start in 14 years. Companies are divesting their holdings this year because……..Read More

DISCLAIMER:  Opinions and conclusions in this post are solely those of the author unless otherwise indicated.  This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as advice on any particular matter nor is it intended to be a solicitation regarding any securities transaction and or investment relationship.  For those desiring additional information please visit our website www.mamarketplace.com.

 

When Growth DECREASES Your Comany Value

Huxley Nixon - Friday, October 25, 2013

Excellent article in Inc Magazine by John Warrillow, a friend and frequently quoted business writer, about the dangers of growing the top revenue line versus focusing on those things that add real value to your company.  While John's audience is typically the owner of companies with less than $5 million in revenue, these principles apply equally to larger companies.

This is a MUST read for all business owners and those that advise them.  Click Here to read the Inc. article.

Healthcare IT M&A Activity for H1 2013

Huxley Nixon - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MedicExchange.com just posted Berkery Noyes' report on middle market M&A activity on those IT companies serving the pharmaceutical, healthcare payer and healthcare provider segments.  Compared to H2 2012 median valuations held steady around a 10X multiple of EBITDA but deal volume was down 16%.  Total transaction value was up 58% to $8.03 billion but only because of the acquisition of Springer Science & Business Media by BC Partners for $4.42 billion.  If this deal is removed from the mix - transaction value was DOWN 29%.

Healthcare IT remained the most active in this segment and those companies that facilitate healthcare information sharing and interoperability received the most attention from buyers. Jeffery Smith of Berkery Noyes said "Large vendors are taking steps to stay ahead of the technology curve" by targeting..........Read More.

JOBS ACT Update

Huxley Nixon - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chris Manderson, Esq., writer for PEHub who has actively followed the JOBS Act is an excellent resource for current information if this topic is of interest. He reports the SEC misses rule making deadline, but "the Wheels Are in Motion" according to SEC Chair Mary Shapiro.  She recently told Congress it was "not feasible" to meet the JOBS Act's 90-day deadline for the implementation of changes to Securities Act Rule 506 to permit general solicitation in private placements to accredited investors.   

Crowdfunding

On this key component of the Act to make it easier for early stage companies to get funding "Schapiro had little to say about the JOBS Act’s creation of a new exemption from registration under Section 5 of the Securities Act...... She noted that the SEC has 270 days under the JOBS Act to implement the new crowdfunding exemption."

According to Manderson, "Schapiro in the past has revealed skepticism about crowdfunding, stating that it would weaken investor protection and be “a step backwards,” so it is not surprising that her testimony hinted at significant..."  Read more…

 

DISCLAIMER:  Opinions and conclusions in this post are solely those of the author unless otherwise indicated.  This article is for general information purposes and is not intended to be and should not be taken as advice on any particular matter nor is it intended to be a solicitation regarding any securities transaction and or investment relationship.  For those desiring additional information please visit our website www.mamarketplace.com.



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