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Foreign Investments abroad in Healthcare manufacturing

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in News | 0 comments

As often as corporations seek to expand their markets in our 21st century global environment, is as often as investments and more important, time is lost due to a lack of proper regulatory due diligence. Many corporations in mature markets today seek to expand their zero sum game as well as reduce costs to manufacture by considering overseas manufacturing. It is not usual to see lost money and again lost time as internal corporate attorney’s seek local in-country law firms where new markets appear to be potential growth arenas. Understanding...

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Investment Banker’s Cognitive dissonance disorder

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News | 0 comments

“Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so” said Galileo Galilei, when humanity was just emerging from the dark ages. This is more than good advice but the basis of science.  Show me the properly analyzed data is a sure stepping stone to show me the money. Objective numbers are not a panacea, but are significantly better than making economic decisions on investments based on opinions in closed groups without external questioning.  If all you listen to is Fox News, Fair and Balanced or CNBC Cramer who at one time...

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Cognitive Biases in Private Equity Health Sector Investments

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in News | 2 comments

Mankind in its hubris and for motivational reasons defines itself by its reliance on reason. But let cite Mark Twain’s words to puncture our pomposity “Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal”. The human brain for all its wonders is “a flawed belief machine”. Errors in judgment are the product of the interplay of the necessary shortcomings in information-processing strategies and motivational factors.  Processing...

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Enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the Healthcare Industry: Though Bitter, Good Medicine Cures Illness

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Recently, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the healthcare sector that includes the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. In a nutshell, the Act, enacted in 1977, prohibits the offering or payment of “anything of value” to a “foreign official” for the purpose of obtaining/retaining business or securing an improper business advantage. To this effect, the FCPA requires all U.S. companies to maintain...

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See the new light! America is the leader in Health/medical development not in Durable Goods manufacturing.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in News | 0 comments

When Americans balk that we have lost our economic leadership and we’re no longer a manufacturing nation, they miss the fact of America’s in depth research and development in health care.  Conservative protectionists believe America has lost its lead worldwide in the manufacture of durable goods.  Reality is we are leaders in Commercial and Military Aviation but for EADS in Europe with the Airbus as the other worldwide competitor.  If one wants to consider military and aviation as the only durable goods then clearly America is still the...

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Misled business plans limiting Private Equity ROI on revitalizing older technology

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Today often Private equity groups raise capital for firms under three possible scenarios.  First, a new technology, second a small cap company which has gained traction and now needs capital to accelerate and lastly firms who require capital for an acquisition to expand their balance sheet seeking to change their valuation for shareholders for successive financing in the future.  On occasion, sometimes more often than one would believe, the latter is frequent among small cap firms who are seeking mezzanine financing by acquiring a losing...

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Quantitative Economic Analysis Mitigates Investment Risks

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Accounting and financial models that forecast revenues, costs, profitability, cash flows, and return on investment are essential tools in business decisions.  However, the past does not always foreshadow the future.   Investment analysis in the 21st century requires greater risk mitigation than just simply examining an existing business’s financial history, or in the case of a startup, a business plan endorsed by experts in the field.  Indeed, when a company considers capital investment in new technology through either organic growth or...

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Technology and the new Global Economy

Posted by on Sep 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

If your company is a participant in the new Global Economy, whether you are the recipient on the supply side of materials or technologies or your revenues are dependent on the Demand side of this new Global Economy, outsourcing is no longer just about labour but about raw materials and entrepreneurship (innovation). Labour today is now a smaller component of the cost of the total inputs for finished goods sold in the EU and the US.   Raw material component costs for final goods traded and sold between the EU and the United States account...

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