How Not to Destroy a Deal

January 7, 2020 All Industries M&A

Kison Patel, the CEO of software company DealRoom, remembers working for a private equity firm trying to do a deal not long ago. His firm bombarded the target company with requests for information — including repetitive requests for the same information, often in Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, the seller got fed up and walked away.

Europe’s Bite May Not Match Its Bark

December 1, 2019 Technology Cyber

European Union regulators have shown they are serious when it comes to fining global technology companies. They have enacted massive fines against the chipmaker Qualcomm, Google and others in recent years. But is the EU’s reputation of cracking down on tech companies justified?