AT&T’s Time Warner Takeover is Back on Track

Almost exactly two years after shareholders approved the deal, AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner is finally complete. A three-judge panel from the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia upheld a lower court’s ruling that the deal did not violate any antitrust laws. The judgment allowed the acquisition to proceed with no additional conditions…. Read more »

Cybersecurity Issues Increase Due Diligence Complexity

In 2016, Yahoo! sold its core business to Verizon for $4.8 billion. This was a far cry from Yahoo!’s peak valuation of about $125 billion, but the final buyout value included a $350 million markdown due to the discovery of a Yahoo! data breach prior to the deal. This last-minute markdown was the final blow… Read more »

New Evidence Suggests Many Nonprofits Have Internal Theft Issues

When we hear the phrase ‘internal theft’—instances of employees stealing from a company, and committing other forms of embezzlement—we often think of big corporations, and for-profit businesses. A huge company that’s somewhat disconnected from its employees may seem more likely to face internal theft issues than a small nonprofit organization, for example. But new evidence… Read more »

Do You Know Who You’re Investing In?

With so many tech startups and innovative small businesses entering the market these days, this is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. Savvy investors have made small fortunes by investing wisely in up-and-coming businesses with big ideas and talented teams of budding executives. But for every one of these success stories, you can find… Read more »

Bank Employees Keep Accidentally Leaking Sensitive Data

In order to prevent sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands, many large banks install sophisticated software and take as many preventative steps as possible to keep cyber criminals out of and away from their banking systems. But despite these efforts, a 2016 IBM report found that data breaches involving businesses in the financial… Read more »

Due Diligence: The Critical First Step for Angel Investors

Introduction Every investor should be aware of the necessary role that due diligence plays in the investment screening process. Most institutional investors have embraced the due diligence process and in most cases have made advanced due diligence practices a matter of policy. Unfortunately, most angel investors shortchange the process either because of a perceived lack… Read more »

Third-Party Management Due Diligence: Back to Basics

Over the last two to three years, for reasons with which we are all familiar, investors and professional service providers have been “getting religion” when it comes to going back to basics with respect to due diligence, particularly management due diligence. Thorough management due diligence in this post-bubble era is critical to not only avoid… Read more »

Intelex, Ltd. Announces New Office in Stamford, CT

Expanding into a new office and new market space at Stamford Landing. Stamford, September 10, 2012: Intelex, Ltd., a leading investigative due diligence and business intelligence firm, has expanded its base of operations with new office space at the Stamford Landing. “We were looking not simply for a new office, but for a facility that… Read more »

Terrorist Acts Will Trigger Security Overhaul

Air travel in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist acts against New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., has brought to the forefront failures in the airline and airport security systems that include underpaid, undertrained security personnel, facilities that are tough to monitor and numerous openings for someone to take on the… Read more »

Intelex, Ltd., Announces a Program for Discounted Background Investigative Services for Limited Partners and Clients of Atlantic~Pacific Capital

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelex, Ltd. a leading provider of business intelligence and investigative services, announced it will offer a new cost-effective product line tailored to limited partners investing in private equity. Intelex’s new program provides investors reduced pricing on comprehensive background information regarding general partners, entrepreneurs, corporations and other entities seeking financing. Matthew Cherry, President of… Read more »