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…

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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…

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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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