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CEOs, Should You Buy a Sports Team?

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Over the past decade, owners who have sold teams saw their val- ues increase by between 7 and 11 percent annually, depending on the league, according to Scott Milleisen, head of JPMorgan Chase’s Private Bank Sports Finance Unit. Much of the growth resulted from richer media-rights agreements in recent years, he adds.

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Four Paths to Unconventional Capital

While crowdsourcing gets all the ink, alternative-financing models also include less sexy BDC (Business Development Company) investment funds, equipment buybacks and other debt and equity strategies ranging from the slightly unconventional to the quirkily obscure. Still, their availability testifies to the buyer’s store of options out there for companies needing cash. Take the BDC option, for instance. This was the ...

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Why CEOs Should Know About BDCs

When a multi-location provider of end-of-life care with $38 million in revenues needed $13 million in financing for a dividend, it did not find the funds at a bank. Rather, it used a Business Development Company (BDC).

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7 Things Your CFO Needs to Do Right Now

Remaining competitive means you are likely relying on your CFO more and more to help set the vision for your organization. Today, if a business is standing still, it’s falling behind. With that in mind, here are seven things you should be looking to your CFO to perform to keep business moving forward.

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CEOs Are Increasingly Driving Tech Decisions

When auto insurance provider IMT Group’s CEO stepped down, newly appointed CEO Sean Kelly told the Des Moines Register that his focus was “to keep us ahead on technology so we can take advantage of the predictive modeling opportunity." This is a typical stance for today’s CEO.

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Unintended Consequences – The Common Denominator in Health Care and Financial Reform

At the end of last year, the Volker Rule was written into law by the five U.S. regulators who will oversee its implementation. Regulators, policymakers and political leaders have declared both Obamacare and Dodd-Frank finally finished…except they forgot to say that now comes the hard part….implementation. The push to make the country's banks safer creates new uncertainties for business. A regulation that aims to reduce risks in the financial system is likely to have the opposite effect.

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CEOs and Venture Capitalists Expect Higher investment in 2014

Venture capitalists (VCs) and CEOs of venture-backed companies are showing a mix of greater optimism, confidence and measured concern for the venture ecosystem in 2014 according to the results from this year’s Venture View predictions survey. The survey was conducted by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and Dow Jones VentureSource. Respondents predict next year will bring improvements across several fronts, including greater IPO (initial public offering) volume for venture-backed companies, greater employment at startups and improved returns to limited fronts.

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