So we have talked before about choosing which is right for you, merging or acquiring. If want it to go well, though, you’ve got to roll up your sleeves and do your homework, and this is what we’re addressing today – how to make the process as seamless as possible, how to anticipate possible hiccups. … More How To Prepare for A Merger or Acquisition: Part II of Our Mergers and Acquisitions Series
Ah, the Due Diligence. So needed and yet at times so misunderstood. And what can be misunderstood can be demeaned and griped about. So here we shall simply explain what the Due Diligence process is when a merchant banker is going through the financing process with their client. Simply put, the Due Diligence process (or … More Dutifully Doing Your Due Diligence – Part VIII of our Complaints Series
We’ve been involved in funding projects in the biotechnology industry for a long time and it’s a really interesting, really exciting industry to find oneself in. Simply put, biotechnology is a form of technology that utilizes natural biological process/product to advance human health or environment, although funding of these projects has recently included genetic engineering … More Getting that Biotech Project Funded – How to, Who to?
When we conduct a due diligence for a project where the native language of the associated company(-ies) or country(-ies) is not English, it is required that any and all documentation be professionally translated by a certified translator, duly stamped and signed. Now some people may not like this. Why? Because generally if they have written … More The Language (Non-)Barrier – Part VI of Our Complaints Series
Funding a project is no easy thing; there are hoops to jump through. Just like anything worth doing, though, it is worth doing right. And doing it right means being thorough. So let’s say you come to a project financier/lender/bank/etc and you come with all your documentation, all your i’s dotted and all your t’s … More The Due Diligence Gripe
We’ve all heard the sayings “time is of the essence,” “running out of time,” “time’s a-wasting,” “no time like the present”… they’re mainly pushy sayings that want us to go faster in general. We need to get to the office more quickly, get our work done faster, get far ahead of a deadline – or … More Timing is Everything – Part IV of Our Complaints Series
Often when the word “asset” is mentioned, the first thought that comes to mind is Cash, or Accounts Receivable, or Inventory, or Furniture, or Tools, etc. This is certainly not without merit but other things, objects, or tangibles can be assets as well. For example, this “other” asset can also be the person or persons … More People Are Assets, Too!
One of the types of projects that require financing in the business world is the question of acquisition or merger of one company by another. During the Due Diligence process there are, of course, many types of questions and/or points that must be adequately addressed and one of those issues that we would like to … More To Merge or Acquire? Part I of Our Mergers and Acquisition Series