Summer 2011

Capturing the Value of Intellectual Capital

Why? Because whether planning to sell a business short term or long term, the costs of not capturing the value of intellectual capital are enormous - improper deal structures, lost financial opportunities, assumptions of greater execution risk, over/under payments for asset acquisitions. And without protection, a reasonable buyer would not pursue.

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The Year 2011 in Review

The whirlwind of Merger & Acquisition activity in the photonics industry continues with the volume of transactions increasing significantly in the first half of 2011. Comparing to 2010 Snapshot, there was more activity in the first half of 2011 than in all of 2010.

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Valuing Privately Held Businesses

The Private Cost of Capital Model (PCOC) is based on the expected rate of return that private capital markets require in order to attract funds to a particular investment. This model enables appraisers and others to directly derive private business values from private return expectations, allowing a more relevant comparison.  As opposed to solely documenting business value for compliancy, the PCOC model promises to help business valuation professionals advise business owners in making better investing and financing decisions.

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PMC 2011 – Thank you sponsors!

The PMC is the single largest contributor to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and raises more money than any other athletic fund-raising event in the country. PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the cause.

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