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Anyone Anywhere Can Build The Next Google -- There Are No Barriers

Anyone Anywhere Can Build The Next Google -- There Are No Barriers | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
A common excuse that entrepreneurs make for not being able to innovate is the lack of venture capital in their region.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis, Ivan Berlocher
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Determined entrepreneurs ... that's all it takes!

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:48 PM

Several good examples that show how dramatically the cost of creating breakthrough innovations has decreased.

Alba Redin's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:07 AM

Successful entrepreneurship, who succeed? THose companies who are different, Game changers (they aim to compete on different terms), market entry and tey are in essense guerillas.

Ranjit Kovilinkal's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:08 PM

The culture of big risk taking has to fall in place in India for something really big to emerge! Any comments?

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M&A deals value involving Indian companies touch $4.7 billion in July-September - Economic Times

M&A deals value involving Indian companies touch $4.7 billion in July-September - Economic Times | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: Total value of mergers and acquisitions involving Indian companies touched $4.7 billion in the July-September quarter of 2014, while most of the transactions were on the domestic front,...
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Indian investors are worth taking into consideration ..

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M&A Activity Soars in Q2

M&A Activity Soars in Q2 | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Cargill buys Hersey salt biz in latest deal (Desire to create 'holistic consumer experiences' drives recent increases in#grocery M&A activity http://t.co/MyEIX3Hlkn #customerexperience)...
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Still strong M&A activity ...

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Report: Health IT leads healthcare M&A activity

Report: Health IT leads healthcare M&A activity | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Mergers and acquisitions across healthcare, pharma and health IT are up by 18 percent since the second half of 2013, with HIT in the lead, according to a new report.
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Healthcare related companies remain a solid and growing industry...

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Mergers and acquisitions in Middle East up 250% in Q2 2014 - Daily News Egypt

Mergers and acquisitions in Middle East up 250% in Q2 2014 - Daily News Egypt | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
ArabianBusiness.com Mergers and acquisitions in Middle East up 250% in Q2 2014 Daily News Egypt Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the Middle East have grown by 250% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014 compared to Q1 2014, recording a...
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Middle east remains a buoyant  market. Icafin has experience both in Dubai and Jordan.

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How to close 13 acquisitions in four years - GrowthBusiness.co.uk

How to close 13 acquisitions in four years - GrowthBusiness.co.uk | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
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How to close 13 acquisitions in four years
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Gallagher's description of what he and CitySprint are looking for when it comes to acquisition is simple.
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Mergers and Acquisitions

Learn how to avoid common pitfalls of M&A transactions: http://t.co/RPtakrUJUs [video] #Mergers #Acquisitions
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it takes time ...

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How to Play the M&A Boom - Wall Street Journal

How to Play the M&A Boom - Wall Street Journal | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
How to Play the M&A Boom
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At the current pace, M&A deals could reach $3.51 trillion this year, the most since 2007, according to data provider Dealogic.
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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail? | Corporate finance | Scoop.it

good For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of t...

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Earn-Outs: Bridging the Gap or Creating a Crevasse? - Intralinks DealCloserBlog

Earn-Outs: Bridging the Gap or Creating a Crevasse? - Intralinks DealCloserBlog | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Earn-outs continue to be popular in the Australian private M&A & private equity market, as a method for bridging the valuation gap between buyers & sellers.
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Earn-outs are popular in Europe as well, even for very small amount (less than 5% of total consideration) in order to sweeten the deal and to give the buyer some "feel-good" warranty.

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Due Diligence: Transparency is Key - Intralinks DealCloserBlog

Due Diligence: Transparency is Key - Intralinks DealCloserBlog | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
For investors and dealmakers alike, the due diligence process is a critical step to successful deal completion.
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Yes! Transparency is THE deal maker in any M&A process!

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TheIWC_AJA's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:50 AM

Happy June 12, 2014 “Business Community, “#Faith; #Diligence and #Excellence”

Believe God; Give your best work; and, receive the reward.

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Buying Vs. Building -- What's Driving Retail M&A? - Forbes

Buying Vs. Building -- What's Driving Retail M&A? - Forbes | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Buying Vs. Building -- What's Driving Retail M&A?
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Anyone paying attention to the retail industry lately has been seeing the constant stream of merger and acquisition news, and it's only expected to increase.
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organic versus buy&build growth ...

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M&A boutiques planting flags in Brazil, challenging large banks - Reuters

M&A boutiques planting flags in Brazil, challenging large banks Reuters BR Partners Banco de Investimento SA, led by star dealmaker Ricardo Lacerda, has advised on more than 80 transactions worth $35 billion in the period, with Rothschild...
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Icafin has a member M&A firm in its Socius Corporate Finance network: www.sociuscf.com

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Determining Rates Of Return For Corporate Acquisitions - Corporate/Commercial Law - Canada

Determining Rates Of Return For Corporate Acquisitions - Corporate/Commercial Law - Canada | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
13 May 2014 - Canada - Corporate/Commercial Law - Determining Rates Of Return For Corporate Acquisitions - Veracap M&A International Inc - When corporate buyers are looking at acquiring another company, the executive team often wonders what rate of...
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10 Recent Healthcare Acquisitions In The Channel - CRN

10 Recent Healthcare Acquisitions In The Channel - CRN | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
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10 Recent Healthcare Acquisitions In The Channel
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Some verticals are more profitable than others and healthcare is one that continues to make bank for solution providers.
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The Healthcare sector is sound and here to stay ...

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5 Tips for Taking the Uncertainty out of Acquisitions

Top story today: 5 Tips for Taking the Uncertainty out of Acquisitions (http://t.co/mW0BCsl13v) #month #learned #buying
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Increase Company Value Through Mergers And Acquisitions NBS DLX - Investor's Business Daily

Increase Company Value Through Mergers And Acquisitions NBS DLX - Investor's Business Daily | Corporate finance | Scoop.it

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Acquisitions can offer a unique chance to break into new markets, says Robin Smith, the CEO of cell-therapy developer NeoStem (NASDAQ:NBS).

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Great article... good summary. 

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Irish-based M&A surges on back of US companies' tax inversion deals - Reuters

TaxIrish-based M&A surges on back of US companies' tax inversion deals Reuters "The figures from the first six months of 2014 make welcome reading for Irish dealmakers, with a substantial upturn in both the volume and, in particular, the value of M&A...

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tax implications of M&A transactions are so important ... and a deal maker or breaker ...

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Small Deals Dominate M&A Landscape - Folio Magazine

Small Deals Dominate M&A Landscape - Folio Magazine | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Small Deals Dominate M&A Landscape Folio Magazine Deal value more than doubled over last year's first half thanks to a few large acquisitions, but media M&A has continued to stay quiet, according to a recent report from the Jordan, Edmiston Group...
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Analyzing Oracle’s M&A Activity

Analyzing Oracle’s M&A Activity | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
With the company's 2014 M&A pace being slightly ahead of its historical average and the company' focus on the cloud, we take a look at its historical acquisition activity.
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adding value through acquisitions...

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The Executive's Guide To Mergers And Acquisitions - Manufacturing.net

The Executive's Guide To Mergers And Acquisitions - Manufacturing.net | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Manufacturing.net The Executive's Guide To Mergers And Acquisitions Manufacturing.net When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and...
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Don't Make the Same M&A Mistake This Bank CEO Did

Don't Make the Same M&A Mistake This Bank CEO Did | Corporate finance | Scoop.it

The Old National Bancorp CEO Bob Evans talks about how his bank has made employee retention a priority in acquisition deals after losing a lending team to rival First Financial Bancorp.

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The single most important asset is the people...

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Global M&A: Fewer deals, But Better Quality - ValueWalk

Global M&A: Fewer deals, But Better Quality - ValueWalk | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
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Global M&A: Fewer deals, But Better Quality
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... well above the long-term average, highlight McKinsey analysts.
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less deals and better value is what we've been doing for a long time.

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Top 3 Deal Driving Sectors of 2014 - Intralinks DealCloserBlog

Top 3 Deal Driving Sectors of 2014 - Intralinks DealCloserBlog | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Taking a look at specific industries, we noticed particularly strong deal flow from a few sectors - TMT, real estate, and energy, mining and utilities.
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All area's are pretty strong...

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Loral And When M&A Becomes Personal - Forbes

Loral And When M&A Becomes Personal - Forbes | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Loral And When M&A Becomes Personal
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Though I've never sat with buyers, sellers and advisors when they negotiate a merger, I've written about deal-making for many years. M&A on the whole seems impersonal.
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Un-flexible people/deals are almost impossible to realise.

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Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: REIT Acquires Community for $83.5M - Senior Housing News

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: REIT Acquires Community for $83.5M - Senior Housing News | Corporate finance | Scoop.it
Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: REIT Acquires Community for $83.5M
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Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.
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The next big thing: senior housing and senior care products... This is sound economics!

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