mergers and acquisitions equity capital

M&A 101: What Is Equity Capital?

Part of having a successful company is dependent on growth, and quite often, attaining that type of growth takes money. Expansion in any form, whether it’s acquiring the assets of another company, getting new facilities or equipment, or simply needing capital for more inventory to convert to future sales growth, rarely occurs without infusing some…

Choosing between due care and due diligence

Understanding Due Care vs. Due Diligence

In the business and financial sectors, particularly in the milieu of M&As and related types of transactions, two terms that are commonly used are “due care” and “due diligence.” Although similar sounding, these two phrases are not interchangeable, and knowing the difference between them is paramount.    In the course of corporate work in the…

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The Ins and Outs of Leveraged Buyouts

In the business world, it seems that the only constant is change. Companies are spun off, divided, merged, bought and sold, and all of these transactions fall under one of the definitions of mergers and acquisitions.    Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is a blanket term that describes the takeover of one company by another. There…