July 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Cash Shells: SPACs, MathStar, PetroSearch and Cadus

It has been a while since we first reported on SPAC liquidation arbitrage in January. The battles over MathStar (MATH) and PetroSearch (PTSG) has prompted us to follow up, as does our annoyance with the slow progress at… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on July 28, 2009 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Brazilian company for sale - US$ 90 million year / revenue

if interested please contact adriano.penteado@mminvestimentos.com.br

Added by Juliano Graff on July 21, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

NASD Rules on Using Testimonials- Let's not rule out using testimonials until we get the facts...

From NASD Website:

I did some more digging and found that some securities licensed folks actually can use testimonials, to a limited degree if they follow rules like these:

From NASD, NASD Rules 2210(d)(1)(D) and (d)(2)(A) :

(2) Standards Applicable to Advertisements and Sales Literature

(A) Advertisements or sales literature providing any testimonial concerning the investment advice or investment performance of a member or its products must… Continue

Added by Ian Mccarty on July 17, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Bidding War Looming At Entrust If Shareholders Oppose Thoma Bravo Buyout

In a surprise move, private equity firm Thoma Bravo increased the price it is willing to pay for Entrust (ENTU) from $1.85 to $2.00 on Friday. We had forecast that shareholders would vote down the… Continue

Added by Thomas Kirchner on July 14, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Update your Profile: It's Always a Good Time

When's the last time you updated your profile on the M&A Advisor Network? Now might be a perfect time. Actually, you should revisit your profile at least once a month to make changes to it so other people can see what you're up to.

On the M&A Advisor Network, you want to make sure you fill out these two fields with as much detail as possible:

-- About Me (Company description, Biography, Services I provide)

-- Network with Me (Types of transactions I seek,… Continue

Added by The M&A Advisor on July 1, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Be Careful Sharing your Contact Information

Do you ever wonder how the email spammers get your email, even though you don't sign up for any lists or buy any products online? Do you know that telemarketers are now scouring the Internet for direct line phone numbers to bypass the general switchboard?

They do this with what is called email/telephone bots - automated programs that collect contact information, email addresses and telephone numbers from postings on the web. So be cautious if you post your contact information here or… Continue

Added by The M&A Advisor on July 1, 2009 at 10:43am — No Comments

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