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25
May

May 2009 Review of Major M&A Developments

This week I'm passing along the latest issue of the Review of Major Developments in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures prepared with my colleague Robert Brown from Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, LLC.

25
May

Generation of New Product Concepts

In this week's report I discuss some ideas for generating new product concepts.

11
May

Pledging Ownership Interests in Subsidiary Entities

Many firms conduct business activities through the use of one or more subsidiaries that are responsible for a wide range of operational initiatives including research and development, manufacturing, sales and extending credit to customers.  In addition, subsidiaries may be created to put all of the functional activities associated with a specific product line into one entity.  Since the net asset value of these subsidiaries can be significant it is not surprising the lenders advancing credit to the parent company will seek a pledge of the ownership interests in key subsidiaries as additional collateral for repayment of the obligations of the parent company.  In this report I provide an overview of this type of transaction and a sample collateral pledge agreement.