Avenues to Explore for a Successful Supply Agreement

One aspect that has potential to add significant value to a divestment or acquisition is a mutually beneficial supply agreement.  This can be a positive for the incoming company because of the long ramp up times to inception for a new company. Having a supply agreement in place limits cash burn and adds stable income … Continued

Determining Value vs. Worth

When valuing a company, a distinction must often be made between the stand-alone value and the increase in value that can result for the buyer after purchase. The goals of the seller and the buyer are clear: The company buyer will try to base the assessment on the stand-alone value and skim off any additional … Continued

Management Buyout – From Management to Equity Ownership

The investment field of private equity extends over different company phases. The early-stage financing is referred to as venture capital, which is accordingly a sub-form of the PE. Other corporate phases in which private equity funds invest are the growth phase but also the crisis. An investment in a company that is in a corporate … Continued

5 Pillars of a Successful M&A Strategy

Successful mergers, acquisitions (M&A) but also divestments mostly serve to improve and thus enable the expansion of customer and market segments. In order for such transactions to strengthen a company and ultimately be considered successful, intensive preparations and the implementation of a structured M&A process are required.  The process of an M&A transaction can basically … Continued

Why A Private Equity Acquisition Can Be The Most Efficient Way

In a general sense, private equity firms invest in companies that are not listed on the stock exchange, influence management and employ their own highly qualified managers to make effective changes there. Their goal is to increase the value of the company through operational improvements or faster growth and to sell them again, sometimes after … Continued

Top 5 Things to Consider When Undergoing a Divestiture

In the basic sense, a divestiture is the opposite of an investment. It is a form of internal financing that enables companies to convert capital tied up in assets into cash. In order for a disinvestment to take place, capital must first have been invested in assets. This can be in the form of tangible … Continued

CFIUS: New Guidelines Expand CFIUS Scrutiny

CFIUS stands for “Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.” Under the US law, the US president has the authority to examine foreign investments (takeovers, mergers and new acquisitions) on a case-by-case basis. He can then approve or deny them if they may lead to foreign control and endanger US national security. The President can … Continued

Semiconductor Billion Dollar Deals Are Back

Despite the global pandemic still being a threat to our health and economy, the chip industry seems to be doing well again. Recent news indicate that the semiconductor industry is on the upswing.[1] In the past few months, the chip producers had held back with large deals. Now it seems like billion dollar deals are … Continued

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People in Focus: Robert Quinn -On Connecting the Semiconductor Industry on LinkedIn- An interview with Robert Quinn, a semiconductor industry professional  and a LinkedIn semiconductor industry influencer and content curator with over 9k followers and 1st level contacts. Robert is an author, thought leader, and semiconductor industry writer.  About Robert:  I’ve been in the Semiconductor … Continued