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In Bank M&A, Pricing is the Big Hurdle Now - US Banker

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With all the focus on M&A, you think there'd be a lot more of it than there is.
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Cyberattacks becoming a plague upon healthcare organizations

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Report sheds light on vulnerability of healthcare companies to hackers
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According to a recently released report conducted by SANS, an organization devoted to IT security training, certification and research, and Norse, a provider of live threat intelligence-based security solutions, the healthcare industry has been inundated by cyberattacks. Between September 2012 and October 2013, the SANS-Norse Healthcare Cyberthreat Report recorded nearly 50,000 unique malicious events at healthcare organizations. Additionally, networks and devices at 375 U.S.-based healthcare-related organizations were found to be compromised during this period, some of which are still compromised.  

Compromised devices included everything from radiology imaging software to firewalls, web cameras and mail servers. The most frequently compromised systems were virtual private networks (VPNs), which accounted for more than 30 percent of all compromised connected end-points detected. The size of healthcare organizations examined in the report ranged from small providers, to health plans, pharmaceutical companies and other types of medical organizations.

Although the types of organizations studied were vast, the majority of malicious traffic emanated from healthcare providers (72 percent), followed by healthcare business associates (9.9 percent), health plans (6.1 percent), pharmaceutical companies (2.9 percent), and healthcare clearinghouses (0.5 percent). Other healthcare-related entities accounted for 8.5 percent of malicious traffic.

In examining the data, Norse CEO Sam Glines said he was struck by the lack of “basic security protocols” in place at organizations on the provider side, which would have prevented the simplest of attacks.

“What I mean by that is firewalls and edge devices that were running with a default password sent by the manufacturer, and that was fairly common, as well as public-facing IP addresses and firewalls with very simple passwords. The dichotomy between the data being protected and the lack of rigor and basic security 101 that was not present for these organizations, that was the biggest surprise for us,” said Glines. “The second surprise I guess was the number of embedded devices or what we would call Internet-of-Things-type devices that were attacking our infrastructure and had been compromised. We knew there would be some, but it was significant enough to where it allowed us to conclude that CISOs today are just awash with a mass influx of new technology connected to IP addresses that might not be considered as part of the overall security architecture for an entity.”

Many in the IT security community have also raised concerns about the ability of hackers to gain access to vital medical devices. According to an article published by Forbes, one of the sessions at last year’s Black Hat conference highlighted the vulnerability of devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, which could potentially be accessed and manipulated by hackers. 

 

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RPT-Budget throws M&A spotlight on UK funds sector - Reuters

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(Repeats Thursday item without changes). * Savings, pensions overhaul to increase asset manager value. * Deals traditionally tough to make work, staff key.
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M&A Should Pick Up As Cash-Rich Companies Eye Deals

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M&A activity should be brisk in coming months amid an improving macro and lending environment and a desire on the part of cash-rich companies to make deals.
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Finding the Best Acquisition Opportunities

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The best opportunities are the ones you pursue, not the other way around. A proactive, strategic approach to acquisition will lead to the most success.
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The Book on Mergers and Acquisitions (New Renaissance Series on Corporate Strategies): James Scott: 9780989146715: Amazon.com: Books

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What are Mergers and Acquisitions?

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The Landscape for Mergers and Acquisitions in LED Lighting - Greentech Media

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Over the course of the last five years Memoori has been closely monitoring developments in the LED market and have tracked a total of 238 significant deals.

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Notable Mergers and Acquisitions of the Day 03/17: (ECA) (GA) (VOD) (QPAC ... - StreetInsider.com (subscription)

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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Craig McMahen of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods joins the show to discuss mergers and acquisitions activity of Texas banks. What are some reasons behind the increase in activity and will it continue?
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AdTech M&A: eBuzzing to merge with Teads. Next stop, IPO. - The Rude Baguette

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AdTech has been pretty hot in Paris in the past few years, and with Criteo's IPO paving the way for M&A, it would seem that the best is yet to come.
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AdTech M&A: eBuzzing to merge with Teads. Next stop, IPO.
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AdTech has been pretty hot in Paris in the past few years, and with Criteo's IPO paving the way for M&A, it would seem that the best is yet to come.

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M&A at four-year low as cash floods into flotations - Telegraph.co.uk

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 Princeton Corporate Solutions' is an expert in the field of collecting, verifying, and analyzing the data necessary for professionals to navigate their clients through the complicated and sometimes daunting M&A process.  As a company that has been built by experienced middle market and public market veterans we have been successful in assisting numerous professionals as they seek to maximize their efficiency by outsourcing the data collection aspects of their M&A services.  Our targeted clients for this service include accountants, lawyers, investment bankers, and other professionals who are hired to perform M&A consulting services.


Our Due Diligence Data Management services include:

Documentation Review:
To properly facilitate a merger and/or acquisition there are basic pieces of information that need to be reviewed to determine any potential problems that may occur during this type of transaction.  The corporate information that gives a basic understanding of the structure of the target firm must be collected, reviewed, and analyzed as a standard process; and because of this we are routinely used to collect and review the following information:

Articles of IncorporationArticles of AssociationBylawsRecent shareholder communicationsCertificates of operating authorizationMinutes of board and other meetings


Issued Securities Analysis:
But it is not just limited to the corporate creation documentation.  A major part of due diligence during an M&A transaction is a detailed review and analysis of the equity status of the target company.  Without this important step, an acquirer may open themselves up to dramatic equity/acquisition challenges by disgruntled or previously unknown stakeholders,  litigation from individuals who feel that their equity interests were not represented during the transaction and a plethora of other unforeseen issues.  To assist our clients we review the following documents:

Copies of all issued stock certificatesAll equity agreements, partnership agreements, or other non-corporate equity agreements (especially in the case of when the target is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)Copies of warrants and options issuedStock registerShares issued documentsOutstanding/Executed preferred stock documentationAny applicable covenantsOptions and other employee benefitsAll documentation related to the repurchasing of stock from previous shareholdersEmployee Stock Ownership


Tax and Financial Documentation Review
As with any major transaction the financial and tax history of the company is a vital indicator to understanding the overall health of the company. As well as a way to identify any potential trouble areas that may come up throughout (or after) the transaction has completed.  Part of our offering is to provide a full analysis of the following:

Audited Financials (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows) since inceptionBank records and account reconciliationsA/R analysis (historical and current)A/P analysis (historical and current)Written (and signed) explanations of financial inconsistencies or changesFederal/State Tax Returns for a minimum of 3 yearsDetails and results of any IRS/SEC audits


All Sarbanes Oxley related documentation and filings

Contractual/Partnership/Operating Documentation Review
To obtain a clear picture of the current health of the organization and the future potential it is necessary to analyze everything that management already has in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.  For this reason we provide documentation review services that focus on the following:

Bank Lending AgreementsPrivate Debt AgreementsExisting Equity Finance AgreementsPartnership AgreementsRetainers/Customer AgreementsLease AgreementsSupplier/Vendor ContractsOther Miscellaneous contracts


Litigation Review and Background Analysis
The final core aspect of our Due Diligence Data Management Services includes a review of the corporation and its principles from a litigation standpoint.  This includes a detailed review of the following:

Pending LitigationPotential Liability AnalysisCost Projections related to existing litigationSettlement Documentation (Past/Current)Patent Actions/Existing Patent HealthIntellectual Property ActionsBackground check on principles to determine litigation risk
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New Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions Terms and Tactics

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When it comes to M&A, dealmakers should be aware of several new trends in 2014: Multi-jurisdictional litigation and shareholder plaintiffs. A recent webinar by.
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Due Diligence During the M&A Process Part 2

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