Lots of news this week! This week’s M&A digest includes reports from Bain & Company, S&P and Thomson Reuters about M&A activity and economic growth, along with a discussion about the relationship M&A has with research and development departments. Click on the headline to read the full article. [Read more…]
For years the question of what to do with excess cash has always been the same: Does a CEO invest the capital in R&D hoping for a possible return? Does the individual simply return it in the form of dividends to shareholders? Sit on it for as long as possible (and in today’searn about 1%)? Or does the CEO take the risk and begin making ?
Historically, this dilemma typically arises as the economy swings out of a recession. Having slashed expenses during the downturn, strategics usually have excess cash available during the early phases of a recovery. [Read more…]