05.21.2011 - Mergers & Acquisitions
For over 25 years Green Tree Capital has been privileged to provide merger and acquisition advice to owners and senior executives of privately owned middle market companies. In almost every instance, the sale of the company was the most important transaction undertaken by the owner.
05.14.2011 - Capital Markets
Commercial bank CEO’s are under great pressure today from Wall Street analysts to increase revenues and profitability if they want to receive favorable endorsements from analysts. According to recent conversations with a number of senior commercial bank lending executives, this will require banks to add assets in substantial quantities.
05.05.2011 - Banquet Of Life
What more could one ask for than to enjoy and share life’s greatest pleasures?
Postings will be dedicated primarily to four of my greatest passions – wine, cooking, travel and restaurants as well as the many other pleasures of life like a good book.
04.02.2011 - Capital Markets
Owners of privately held middle market companies are all too aware of how solid the credit markets froze in 2008. Precipitated by the demise of such venerable firms as Bear Stearns & Lehman Brothers that coincided with one of the worst recessions ever, banks became risk adverse and miserly.
03.19.2011 - Private Equity
Things are starting to look up in the world of private equity – a sure sign of spring some might say and a thawing of the market. The good news is that both transactions completed and the capital invested in 2010 was up from 2009. One has to wonder, however, how much of the increase was a one-time phenomenon with owners rushing to sell their companies before the expected expiration of the Bush tax cuts in December.
03.12.2011 - Mergers & Acquisitions
That headline regularly bandied about by media pundits today is sure to “warm the cockles of the heart” of owners of privately held middle market companies who think the M&A market is returning to levels seen in 2006 and 2007.
03.05.2011 - Money Matters
Michael Lewis, best selling author and arguably one of the finest investigative reporters, wrote an excellent book The Big Short chronicling the sub-prime mortgage debacle and highlighting the hubris of Wall Street. It led to the unprecedented meltdown of the financial system and culminated in the worst recession ever. Take a look behind the scenes at one of the greatest financial frauds ever perpetrated. Bernie Madoff’s was “chump change” in comparison.