Bolt-On and Tuck-In Acquisitions

Bolt-On and Tuck-In Acquisitions What is a Bolt-On Acquisition? A bolt-on acquisition refers to when a private equity firm attaches a smaller company to a larger “platform” company. This platform company will have a strong presence in the market with an intact and maneuverable management structure, economies of scale, infrastructure and all of the things…

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Audit Logs

What Are Audit Logs? An audit log (also known as an audit trail) is a chronological, secure record, or set of records, that provide evidence that activities or a sequence of activities have affected an operation, procedure, or event. In other words, when any change is made to a system’s behavior, that change is documented…

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What is an Accretive Acquisition?

What is Accretive Acquisition? An accretive acquisition is an acquisition that increases the acquiring company’s earnings per share (EPS). These acquisitions benefit the company’s market price because the price paid by the acquiring firm is lower than the financial boost that the new acquisition is expected to provide to the acquiring company’s EPS. As a…

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How to Share a Secure PDF

How To Share a Secure PDF Much of Business is Done These Days Via PDFs—But Are Those PDFs Really Secure? A PDF, or Portable Document Format, is a file developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents in a way that preserved the fonts, layout, and graphics of the original document without being susceptible…

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Top 9 Business Valuation Methods

Your company is an important asset. Learning its true value is necessary as you prepare for a Merger and Acquisition process (M&A). Evaluating a business is science that demands the application of smart valuation methods. However, keep in mind that buyers and sellers alike use different business valuation methods to assess companies. So several buyers…

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The Top 5 Near-Term Predictions for Virtual Data Rooms in 2019

As the world of fintech continues on a trajectory of evolution and disruption over recent years, the industry has become a hot topic in media and among companies using the technologies.   A 2018 executive survey (http://newvantage.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Big-Data-Exe cutive-Survey-2018-Findings.pdf) found that nearly 80% of top executives feared that their firms were at risk of disruption and…

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