American Carbon Registry’s Proposed Changes for Carbon Credits

Many states have fallen behind when it comes to plugging abandoned oil wells. Not only can they not keep up with wells as they are abandoned, they do not even know of all of the orphaned wells within their borders. Producers themselves currently lack the economic incentives to plug the wells, even though they may […]

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Barta, Jones & Foley, PLLC joins IR as the exclusive IP – Patents Member in Texas

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce James J Barter Jr of Barta, Jones & Foley, PLLC has joined IR as our exclusive member in Texas. James is a registered U.S. patent attorney with degrees and work experience in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. His practice […]

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Accelerating Healthcare Growth Through Acquisition or Recapitalization

by Gene Quigley, Managing Director Many small healthcare business owners struggle when they achieve a certain size or revenue stream. While these owners may see an opportunity to scale, there are challenges: They still have the “mom-and-pop” ideology (i.e., small company mentality) and their organization is not ready or capable of scaling up. This can […]

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Insurers Have No Duty to Defend Insured Absent a Request for Coverage

In general, an insurance company has a duty to defend a policyholder when they are subject to litigation. However, as evidenced by a recent case in the Fifth Circuit, this duty is not unlimited. The policyholder must notify the insurance company of the lawsuit and specifically, request the insurance company defend them in the litigation. […]

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Considering Selling Your Healthcare Business? Please Don’t Do This

In this column, I want to talk about an alarming and growing trend — one that’s leading to healthcare business owners getting paid much, much less than they deserve for their company or other potentially disastrous outcomes. This trend concerns owners selling their companies to cold callers. We’ve all received cold calls. Someone calls you […]

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‘Certainty of a Close:’ A Crucial Healthcare M+A Factor

It may seem like a no-brainer that healthcare business owners who are about to embark on a transactional journey would have considered how likely a potential buyer is to actually facilitate the close. Yet surprisingly, this idea of “certainty of close” is often overlooked by would-be sellers in potential healthcare M+A transactions. When this factor […]

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Evaluating M&A Advisors: 5 Questions Healthcare Business Owners Should Ask

Thinking about selling your healthcare business? Then you undoubtedly have many questions. And if you’ve looked to Google to get answers, you’ve probably found that your searches have yielded divergent, overly complex, or abnormally vague responses. Why can’t you find clear answers? It’s because the answer to most of your questions is: It depends. There […]

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10 Healthcare Transaction Deal Killers – and How to Avoid Them

Two of the most frequent questions sellers of healthcare businesses ask VERTESS Healthcare Advisors are, “What can go wrong? How can I prevent my deal from falling apart?” Some deals are simply destined to fail, whether it be because a buyer or seller changes their mind or the parties come to an impasse. But then […]

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Fit for Human Consumption: Regulations Surrounding the Food Industry

The food industry is a tightly regulated one, as producers and manufacturers supply products that could conceivably cause harm to the people who buy them. There are times when food producers, often inadvertently, may fail to comply with regulations. These situations can lead to recalls of their products. There may be legal repercussions too, as […]

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Incursion and World Trade, Part 4: Are India and China Coming to Putin’s Rescue? The New Elephant in the Room

Calculations by top economists worldwide show that Russia is still accumulating about one billion dollars a day on oil and gas exports to fund the invasion. It does beg the question, who is buying the oil?  Yes, sanctions are having an effect on the Russian economy, but not at the pace that some global economists […]

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SUD Buyer Study: Key Takeaways for Healthcare Business Owners

The information covered in the following column is derived from two sources. First, VERTESS recently conducted a survey of more than 20 buyers of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers on a variety of topics, including acquisition strategy and market trends. Second, I engaged in extensive discussions with fellow VERTESS team members who collectively are […]

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