BPO Trend Spotting – “Nearshoring”

October 28, 2013



American firms are finding that native proficiency in languages such as Italian and German, as well as Spanish, coupled with the closer proximity to headquarters are some of the benefits that client corporations can obtain from “nearshore” BPO.

M&A Activity Heats Up in the BPO Space

October 24, 2013


Big Fish Little Fish

Procurian, Pactera, and PMSI were acquired during the month of October. Demand has increased for BPO services. This trend, paired with a lower cost of capital for would-be acquirers has resulted in a spate of transactions in recent weeks.

R&D conference at MIT Features Presentations by Leading Experts

September 23, 2013


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Startups and Inventors - Consider participating as a startup exhibitor in this year's MIT R&D conference on November 13-14. The conference features research presentations by leading experts and provides opportunities to network with MIT faculty and industry executives. In addition to general sessions, attendees will choose among multiple concurrent tracks with themes.

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When a Non-binding Term Sheet Becomes Binding

July 8, 2013



From Mintz Levin: "Although letters of intent and term sheets represent the first step in nearly all negotiated corporate transactions, parties should be aware of court rulings enforcing purportedly non-binding letters of intent. Parties should proceed with caution when drafting letters of intent or term sheets and in their course of conduct surrounding the negotiations of definitive agreements to help ensure they are not later bound to their 'non-binding' term sheet."

Hiring Managers Shun Entrepreneurs (Quartz)

June 30, 2013



I found this article by Vickie Elmer of Quartz to be incredible! That is, hard to believe. And yet, not hard to believe. As any reader of Dilbert knows all too well, corporate America is not looking for self-starters and outside the box thinking, they are looking for drones and yes men.

Exit Signs Blurry for Private Equity (WSJ)

June 27, 2013


Exit Sign

2013 had been shaping up to be the year of the exit until "Uncle" Ben threatened to take away the punch bowl. This article from today's WSJ highlights several deals which might now be in jeopardy.

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Ratings Agencies Exposed!

June 22, 2013


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From Matt Taibi at Rolling Stone magazine. This is a great story! "Thanks to a mountain of evidence gathered for a pair of major lawsuits by the San Diego-based law firm Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, documents that for the most part have never been seen by the general public, we now know that the nation's two top ratings companies, Moody's and S&P, have for many years been shameless tools for the banks, willing to give just about anything a high rating in exchange for cash."


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