Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions: What You Need to Know What are Mergers and Acquisitions? Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is the general term for the transaction wherein a company or assets of a company are consolidated into another company or business entity through various types of financial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, purchase of assets,…

Capital Calls

Capital Calls   What are capital calls? A capital call (also known as a drawdown or a capital commitment) is a legal right of an investment firm or an insurance firm to demand a portion of the money promised to it by an investor. When an investor buys into a private equity fund, the firm…

Security Vs Compliance

Security Vs Compliance When people think about security and compliance they often think that they’re the same thing: if you’re being compliant aren’t you also being secure (and vice versa)? The truth is that compliance doesn’t always equal security, and security doesn’t always equal compliance. Information technology has reached highs previously thought to be impossible—the…

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…