Category Archives: M&A

Running Scared? Big Companies Increase Innovation Spending

To read the entire article writter by Lou Kerner click here Established companies increasingly fund startups and take numerous measures as they seek to create innovative new businesses. Just based on the numbers, you wouldn’t think established companies would be … Continue reading

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General Questions & Considerations of a Secondary Market Transaction

Guest Post by Mitchell C. Littman, Esq.     So, what is a Secondary Market Transaction? A Secondary Market Transaction is a negotiated private sale of restricted securities of an Issuer whose securities are not publicly traded. Some transactions are … Continue reading

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          In February 2010, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wrote a guest post on Techcrunch.   He started by saying: “I quit my job at Oracle in 1999 because I couldn’t stop thinking about a simple question: “Why … Continue reading

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DST Buys ICQ For $187 Million – Did Zuckerberg Miss The Writing On The Wall?

SocialBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports that Digital Sky Technologies (DST) has agreed to pay AOL $187.5 million for ICQ, the largest instant messaging service in Russia, and a number of other markets.  According to Time Warner, ICQ has over 100 million … Continue reading

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