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A 5 Question Quiz for Any Board Considering a Tax Inversion Deal

You may have thought this trend was behind us, but “tax inversion” acquisitions are still going on across America’s borders, despite U.S.-government efforts to curb them. As a result, many boards are still faced with the difficult choice between shareholder value and patriotism.

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CEOs Await Decision on Whether Government Will Reauthorize Ex-Im Bank

The shut-down of the U.S. Export-Import Bank is hurting some global businesses and, as a result, some CEOs badly want to see Congressional reauthorization soon. But the conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives who want to permanently pull the plug on the Ex-Im Bank insist that its demise will be better for free-market capitalism overall.

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More Companies Are Taking Advantage of New Crowdfunding Equity

Mid-market company chiefs and startup entrepreneurs should be two of the main beneficiaries of new federal rules making it easier for businesses to raise equity privately. “Reg A” allows companies to issue up to $50 million in private equity, up from the government’s previous cap of $5 million, and also provides a state-coordinated review for offerings of up to $20 million.

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Cash for Buybacks Is Causing Traditional Corporate Investments to Wane

As all remnants of the recession fade away, corporate coffers are beginning to fill up with cash,  and pressure is being put on CEOs and business owners to do something with that liquidity other than simply sit on it. But are they making the right decisions?

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5 Lessons From the TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ on Successfully Approaching Investors

ABC’s Shark Tank, which depicts owners of garage and kitchen startups pitching their request for investment capital to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Mark Cuban, is a runaway success. Your needs may be significantly larger and more complex than the show’s contestants, but nonetheless, there are lessons that can be learned from it on how to approach a potential ...

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Midsized Firms’ Growth Is Slowing Down and Stabilizing: A Blip or the New Normal?

The middle market has a history of consistently recording strong revenue and employment growth.  But during the first quarter of 2015, that changed. For the first time in months, growth expectations slowed down and stabilized, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s Q1 2015 Middle Market Indicator (MMI).

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Companies Are Embracing States That Embrace Tax Cuts, Surveys Show

Tax policies are becoming increasingly determinative of states‘ economic performance and outlook. That reality has been the norm in Chief Executive’s annual Best & Worst States for Business rankings, due out May 7th, and it has been underscored again by the release of the latest annual Rich States, Poor States assessment report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Middle-Market M&A: Opportunities for Both Buyers and Sellers Continue

The U.S. economic recovery has helped fuel a recent wave of mergers and acquisitions among mid-market companies, and Deloitte projects that the wave will continue in the months ahead. Yet prospects remain tentative enough that interest rates remain historically low, encouraging potential company buyers.

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