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2009
Acquisitions in a Recession
The Effect of Bankruptcy on M & A Activity
Financial Reportings of Acquisitions and Divestitures
 
2008
Why Does a Buyer Back Out of a Deal?
Reverse Due Diligence: Part II
Reverse Due Diligence
Rules are Made to be Broken?
 
2007
Unlocking Asset Values
How Does a Manager Buy the Business He/She is Managing?
To Sell or Not to Sell, That IS NOT the Only Question
Why are you selling?
 
2006
The Price for a Business Can be More than Simply How Much Cash is Paid
Excess Capacity
Change is Constant
Secondary Negotiations
 
2005
Big Chemical Companies and Small Chemical Companies: A Comparison
How Can a Seller Protect its Employees After a Divestiture?
A Look at EBITDA Multiples of Publicly Held Chemical Companies
What Makes for a Good Acquisition? 3 Recipes.
 
2004
Managing and Motivating Employees During a Divestiture
A Look at Raw Material Supply in the Context of the Acquisition of a Chemical Business
Succession Planning in the Small Chemical Company.
A Look Back at the History of Chemical Industry M&A.
 
2003
The Davids of the Chemical Industry.
Customer Concentration: Good or Bad?
Management Buyouts in the Chemical Industry
When is the Right Time to Sell a Business
 
2002
Don't Confuse P/E Multiples With EBITDA Multiples
Is There an Opposite of Enron and WorldCom?
Lessons from Enron
Maintaining Confidentiality in a Divestiture - A Catch 22?
 
2001
Let the Seller Beware
Warning Signs To Watch Out For When Buying A Chemical Business
Deal Flow Relatively Stable
The Letter of Intent
 
2000
Contingent Liabilities - Ticking Time Bomb? ...... or Much Ado About Nothing?
Bridging the Gap on Price: Contingent Payments
Achieving Critical Mass.........Why?
Commodity Chemicals Get a Bad Rap
 
1999
Finding the Right Deal a Lot Harder Than Getting Financing
Cost Reductions: A Common Synergy in Acquisition
What Does "Multiple" Mean?
Dead Deals - Why?
 
1998
The Timing of an Acquisition or Divestiture Can Make All the Difference
Finding Inexpensive Acquisition is Difficult in Today's Market
Hunger for Acquisitions May Be Short-Lived
Multiple Multiples
 
1997
Environmental Issues
Finding the Right Acquisition
The Hockey Stick
What is the Price?
 
1996
The Win-Win