Use StrengthsFinder to Create High Performance Teams in Portfolio Companies and Increase ROI

By: Beth Hesse Many recent business-related studies have revealed the largest problem for managers is dealing with employee engagement and motivation. Indeed, according to a 2013 study, Gallup Research indicates that only 13% of employees globally are engaged at work. Even more troubling, the study demonstrated that more than double this number are so disengaged, they

Managing Environmental Compliance and Liabilities in the Food & Beverage Industry

By: Mike Arozarena Deal activity for the food and beverage industry has been high is continuing to build. Indeed, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) Retail & Consumer Insights 2016 Financial Benchmarking and Industry Trends Report, there were over 300 announced US deals (greater than $50 million in total transaction value) in

Pollution Legal Liability Insurance: Another Tool for Addressing Environmental Risks in Mergers and Acquisitions

By: Bruce Martin In transactions where significant environmental issues are a concern, it is important for dealmakers to understand how best to control associated risks. While common mechanisms for doing so may include purchase price reductions, escrow accounts and indemnification agreements, these tools sometimes fail to provide the comprehensive protection that may be necessary. Another