In this edition of the M&A Digest, we include information about the driving forces behind 2016’s bullish M&A activity from a variety of experts, including individual and corporate opinions. Then we take a look at the confusing jargon in the merger and acquisition industry and who could be a potential buyer for middle-market businesses. [Read more…]
Generational Equity president Ryan Binkley and vice presidents Paul Blake and Jay Hellwig joined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on the basketball court on March 30, 2016, to present the proceeds of the 2015 Dallas Jingle Bell Run to the Mavs Foundation and the Trinity Strand Trail.
— Generational Equity (@genequityco) April 6, 2016
Director Katie Edwards received the check on behalf of the Mavs Foundation, while Trinity Strand Trail executive director Shelly White represented the Friends of the Trinity Strand Trail. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard about data sovereignty yet, you likely will soon.
Data sovereignty refers to the digital information your company uses and stores and with what laws that data must comply. In short, your data must be used and stored according to the laws of the country in which it is located.
These security requirements generally cover how information is used by the business, how it is stored and for how long. Should your security be breached, these regulations may also determine how to report the theft and what liability your company may face.
Data sovereignty is an emerging business issue since companies are quickly adopting cloud technologies while expanding into global markets. This means that your data must meet the data security requirements of the country in which it is stored, whether it’s in the United States, the European Union, China or elsewhere.
A recent webinar, Data Sovereignty: Understanding its Implications to Your Business and Investments, covered this topic in depth and is well worth a listen. Sponsored by The Deal, with experts from IntraLinks, Intel and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, the webinar makes plain that data sovereignty is an area where small- and medium-sized businesses are particularly vulnerable. [Read more…]
Today we discuss the importance of succession planning, especially as baby boomers retire, why recasting matters in business valuations, 2016 M&A activity, and share news about Generational Equity. Click on an article’s headline to read the full piece. [Read more…]
How you handle IT security is more important than ever. Ransomware, a type of malicious software that blocks access to a system until money is paid, and cyberattacks are rising across all industries, according to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center.
In 2015, the FBI reports that it received 2,453 complaints of ransomware incidents for which victims paid more than $24 million. That’s up significantly from 2014, when 1,838 victims reported that their companies paid $23.8 million between April and December.
These attacks run the gamut, and can include stealing financial details or customer information, locking up machines, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks, encrypting data or relaying spam to your customers. Ransom demands can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, usually paid in Bitcoins.
So what’s a CEO to do? [Read more…]