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Mid-Marketers Want Congress to Take Action on Tax Reform

If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.

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Post-GE, How Dodd-Frank Will Affect the FinServ Market in 2015

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has some very specific reasons for launching a vast restructuring of the American industrial giant that will have the firm sell off GE Capital and exiting the financial services industry. But many of the forces that prompted Immelt’s major strategic move also afflict other financial-services companies, and these pressures aren’t going away.

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How to Accelerate Profitable Growth to Drive Shareholder Value Creation

A recent study of publicly traded mid-market companies revealed a group of 500 companies that outperformed their peers over the last three years on both top- and bottom-line growth. This select group of “Profitable Growers” delivered cumulative shareholder returns of 109% over the three-year period in the form of dividends and share appreciation, compared to just 38% for “Low Profit Growers” and only 53% for “Cost Cutters.”

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To Innovate, Mid-Marketers Should Partner With Startups

Dozens of Fortune 500 companies today—ranging from Ford to Google to Nike to Tesco—have been breaking down stereotypical walls and avidly seeking ties with startups and entrepreneurs. In doing so, they are unlocking secrets from their smaller, nimbler counterparts that they can use to grow their businesses.

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How to Squeeze New Earnings From Old Acquisitions

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A growing body of research has shown that 50% to 90% of acquisitions fail to pay off for acquirers. This means that traditional integration methods are not working. There are many reasons an acquisition might fail, but two recurring mistakes are the order and the depth at which the integration is tackled.

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Creating Smart Splits: 3 Tips for Managing Your Talent During a Divestiture

As CEOs reassess their portfolios due to heightened competition, divestitures are playing a more important role in corporate strategy. In particular, there was an exceptional increase in high-profile announcements in the U.S. technology sector in 2014. The total value of first-half 2014 transactions jumped 62% over the value of transactions in the first six months of 2013. Mega-deals accounted for more than 35% of total first-half 2014 deal value, including five deals worth more than $43 billion each—a level of activity not witnessed since before the financial crisis.

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