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Private Equity: A Brave New World

I have been involved with the Mergers and Acquisitions marketplace for several years. I have seen my fair share of the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to the orientations, motivations, and activities of the various Private Equity firms (as well as some Hedge Funds) to whom I have been exposed and with whom I…

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Spending Green to Go Green

“Green is the new black,” but businesses are finding it’s an easy way to put them in the red. What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?  Admittedly, I neglected to do much about it myself – unless you count noticing the “Google Doodle” that morning… One of the biggest pushes in our culture recently is…

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A Primer on the Global Carbon Markets

In December 1997, members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiated the Kyoto Protocol that established emissions reductions for the developed and developing nations that ratified the Protocol.  The Protocol went into force in February 2005 after Russia ratified it in November 2004. The U.S. did not ratify the Protocol because it set no emission limits for China or India. The Kyoto Protocol…

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Too Big to Fail?

When does a company become too big to fail and by what standards?  How can the casual passer-by – not to mention the learn’d industry or government analyst – tell when a company poses too great a risk?Can a government or global / regional economy become too big to fail?If so, then what? In the United…