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More About People, Less About Technology

Could not agree more with Alex Stamos' statement at the recent Black Hat conference.  Too many people get obsessed with the technical...

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Knowing All of Amazon's 300M Customers

Every business with the opportunity and capability to grow rapidly can look to the failure of one of the world's largest Internet...

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Is Immediate Expensing Not Likely?

While many capital intensive companies have been hoping for a tax law change that would allow for the immediate expensing of capital...

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unknownx500 Jeffrey

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The Death of the Border Adjusted Tax

As the border adjusted tax (BAT) is no longer on the table as part of tax reform, and given that it was planned to be a major revenue...

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U.S. Treasury Delays Corporate Inversion Rules Until 2019

The Treasury has delayed until 2019 earnings stripping rules that were set to go into effect in 2018, thus providing a temporary reprieve...

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Think You're GDPR Compliant? Research Shows Otherwise...

The recent Veritas report into GDPR readiness shows a number of startling statistics. For example, 31% of respondents claim to conform,...

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Bitcoin News: One Bad Apple

A few disparate thoughts regarding FinCEN's takedown of BTC-e:

  • For critics, the criminal activity of one of the oldest and largest digital...
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In Valuation, Perception is Everything

Interesting article with some sage advice. Buyers don't buy, unless they perceive greater value than the price being offered. Sellers...

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As PE Activity Heats up in the Nordics, A&M's Expanded Practice Stands Ready to Assist

Private equity exits, year-to-date, in the Nordics has already exceeded overall 2016 valuations. The region is ripe with investment...

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A Spark for M&A Activity

A&M is closely following 2017 private equity trends across the industry spectrum. By the looks of reports like this PitchBook analysis,...

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Will Treasury Debt-Equity Rules Stick Even if Repealed?

Even if the Section 385 regulations are repealed, companies may still need to focus on their documentation of intercompany debt given all...

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Technology Should and Does Save Costs in Litigation

There are many ways that technology can help save costs in respect of litigation, but sometimes it is challenging to identify them...

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Dubai continues to be a key legal market

This article from Legal Business, triggered by the news that Lawyers On Demand are breaking into the region with a new Dubai office,...

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Complex Financial Instruments

The valuation of financial instruments, whether for financial reporting or other purposes, is frequently characterized by complexity:...

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Cyber Attacks Could Cost the Global Economy $120bn - But What Does That Mean for Your Business?

News of cyber attacks barely raises an eyebrow at the moment, given their frequency.  Neither does eye-watering estimates on the overall...

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Companies Stress Urgency on Section 385 Rules

With the effective date of the Section 385 regulations fast approaching on January 1, 2018, and faced with the need to comply with...

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FY17 M&A Market in Germany up by 24%

Germany is again one of the most attractive and fast-growing M&A markets. The fact that this region is up by 24% in the first 6 months in...

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Bitcoin Skeptics Needlessly "Crying Wolf"

While the Bitcoin market is certainly volatile, the digital currency's skeptics may be encouraging gratuitous panic in the wake of a...

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Plenty of Hospital Buyers Despite Uncertainty

Hospital M&A activity was booming in Q2!  Interesting to note, no doubt, dynamics of the payor mix of the target hospitals, considering...

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Financial Penalties are Not the Only Risk

Data is the lifeblood of any organization, and when that is put at risk by employees ignoring company policies around confidential and...

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Increased Pressure on Market Values

The likelihood of increased rates resulting from the Fed unwinding its balance sheet could mean lower values across the board.  Higher...

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Tax Reform Under President Trump

Much uncertainty surrounds the tax health of U.S. businesses under President Trump, in particular, related to the fate of Section 987...

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Are You One of the 41% with Their Heads in the Sand?

Given that GDPR comes into affect in less than eleven months, it is shocking that 41% of non-IT decision makers are ignorant of the...

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unknownx500

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Where Can PE Firms Find Attractive Valuations?

At A&M, we continue to follow the trends that are driving value in the private equity space. “Buy low, sell high” has always been a...

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unknownx500

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Tax Reform Impacts on Small Business

Small business owners should keep abreast of the potential effect of tax reform on small businesses. The impact could range from changes...

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unknownx500 tedeytan

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Size Matters!

The difference in multiples paid in private buy-out deals mirrors the data that show differences in required rates of return between...

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unknownx500

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Hospital Industry Distress

The latest news seems to indicate that the AHCA (i.e. "TrumpCare") is not going to make it out of the legislature, allowing many...

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Technology Provides the Key to Rebalancing the Way Banks and Regulators Deal with "Risky" Clients

Have banks gone too far seeking to appease regulators by avoiding any clients deemed risky?

Probably!  However, given the way regulators...

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The Next Front for Private Equity?

Science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact, as seen in the role of automation across many industries. A key question for...

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Oaktree Said to Near Buyout of Fifth Street

Consolidation among BDCs continues, with Oak Hill acquiring FSC after taking over as the investment advisor for NGP Capital Resources....

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Is Your AML Risk Assessment Up To Date?

More than ever, evaluating risk and regularly updating your risk assessment is vital to applying the proper resources to prevent money...

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Earnings Stripping

Is there any chance the Section 385 regulations will remain in place, or is it a foregone conclusion that these regulations will be...

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From Independence to exporting abundance

Shale gas and shale technology have brought the U.S. closer to energy independence more quickly than imagined.  The technological...

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Growing Skepticism Challenges the Blockchain Hype

There is a direct correlation between the people investing in blockchain technology and the motivation to tout said technology as an...

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Immediate Deduction of Capital Expenditures

If tax reform provides the ability to immediately expense capital expenditures, there could be a profound effect on M&A structuring,...

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Renewable Energy is Not Yet a Natural Market Force

Renewable energy is a fast growing component of America's energy production.  We need the continued investment tax credits to continue to...

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