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.

A 2020 Industry Overview on U.S. Banking

December 11, 2019 M&A

Al Dominick speaks with Tom Michaud, President and CEO of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, about emerging financial trends to get a fresh perspective on the state of banking in the United States.

The Mood in D.C. is Anti-China But U.S. Companies See It Differently

December 1, 2019 All Industries Growth

In an August tweet, President Donald Trump said that, “our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” adding that those companies would be better off without China. But despite all the rhetoric, American companies are hard pressed to ignore China’s 1.4 billion consumers.

CEO Activism: When Does It Make Sense to Speak Out?

October 8, 2019 All Industries Activism

CEOs are taking a stand during divisive moments, complaining about the U.S. president and his policies, running ads on controversial topics and letting their political views be known. But is this a good thing? Some companies are saying “yes.” But a few governance and public relations experts are say “no,” or at least, “very rarely.”