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Private Equity Fund Administration: How to Innovate

While investors might not be noticing, there is a significant shift occurring within the private equity industry — and these changes could benefit the performance of their portfolio.  Firms have turned their attention to implementing resources and services to help...

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How Tax Structuring Effects M&A Deal Structure

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is perhaps the signature legislation of the Trump administration.  For individuals and joint filings, it completely overhauled the tax brackets as well as the amount to be paid.  This is in addition to changes to estate tax deductions,...

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Law Firm M&A is on Record Pace for 2018

While major law firms provide valued counsel to clients during this current wave of corporate mega-mergers, some of these firms face the same issues, as the legal industry is itself experiencing merger mania. According to Altman Weil, Philadelphia-based legal...

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How Will The Trade War With China Affect M&A?

The effects of the emerging trade war between the U.S. and China is starting to be seen in various industries on both sides of the Pacific. In July, the Trump administration implemented a 25 percent tariff of $34 billion in goods from China, this according to the...

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Healthcare M&A Activity is Rising. What are the Implications?

While entertainment mega-mergers like AT&T/TimeWarner and Disney/Fox are dominating the business news headlines, the implications of tax reform and other policies from the Trump administration are changing the merger landscape for all types of industries. One sector...

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M&A Broker vs. M&A Advisor – SmartRoom

The mergers and acquisitions market is poised to reach near-record levels in 2018. As discussed previously, Washington’s pro-business stance and tax reform have been driving forces in this growth. Now with mega-mergers, where the value is $5 billion or more, it’s...

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