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MCM Looking To Break Ground In Building Products Industry

MCM Looking To Break Ground In Building Products Industry
As stated in our mission, our goal at MCM Capital Partners is to achieve superior risk adjusted returns by investing in companies with competitive advantages operating in markets likely to experience long term growth generating above average operating returns.  I believe our success is largely predicated upon our ability to opportunistically identify potential acquisition candidates operating in industries possessing attractive… read more →

The 24-Month Window Of Opportunity

The 24-Month Window Of Opportunity
As you are aware, President Obama signed into law on December 17, 2010 The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.  This Act has very favorable income tax and wealth transfer tax provisions, including a reduced maximum estate tax rate of 35% (from 55%) and a five-fold increase in the lifetime gift tax exclusion from $1… read more →

Wellness Programs And Increased Earnings

Wellness Programs And Increased Earnings
       With health care costs soaring (rapidly approaching 20% of the nations GDP) and businesses seeking ways to become more profitable, every CEO is desirous of lowering health care costs, pharmaceutical claims and short and long-term disability claims.  There are numerous strategies to lower health care costs ranging from the unpopular reduction in coverage amounts to asking employees to pay… read more →

Deal Origination And Hollywood Misconceptions

Deal Origination And Hollywood Misconceptions
Many misconceptions about private equity persist. They stem from the industry's nascent years in the 1980s when firms would buy companies using a great deal of leverage, strip their assets, break them apart, add little (or no) value, and make over-sized returns.  Movies such as "Wall Street", "Other People's Money", and even "Pretty Woman" helped perpetuate this notion. One of… read more →

The Investment Herd

The Investment Herd
As I deplaned last week in Chicago along with 20 other private equity professionals sporting navy blue blazers with freshly pressed trousers, a gallery of ready to board passengers watched patiently as the herd of early flight businessmen paraded by.  Most of us, if not all of us were heading to the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”) Capital Connection, a conference… read more →
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