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Where Does Offshoring End?
The phenomenon of substituting cheap, educated offshore workers for their high-priced American and European counterparts is not restricted just to software coding and other IT services. The offshore tide is sweeping before it a myriad of other industries, some of which may seem surprising.

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Current M&A News

Image Asset Intense
In another deal for the consolidating asset management field, PAS announced on October 7 its merger with Dynamic Optimization Technology Products (DOT), terms undisclosed. More...

What's Up With Oracle?
While the press seems to have moved on, we were still curious. Months after Oracle’s June $7.3 billion hostile bid for PeopleSoft, what’s happening?

Platt's Picks Up Friedwire
Platts, the McGraw-Hill energy industry data and publishing mini-conglomerate, announced today its purchase of Friedwire, an online portal of power market prices and market fundamentals collected from as many as 400 other sources.

An M&A Spurt in Healthcare Compliance
Two deals in the healthcare compliance and education space recently caught our attention. First, HCPro announced its acquisiton of Advisory Publications, then the following day, HealthGate Data bought EBM Solutions.

Kuhn Capital in the News

ImageKuhn Capital Releases New Report on Energy IT Valuations
Kuhn Capital has recently completed an analysis of transactions and market caps in the energy IT consulting and software industries. For recent deals -- those featuring companies averaging sales of about $80 million -- the average price/sales multiple is about 2.6x, and the median is about 3.6x. Some of the purchases covered in the analysis include those of Caminus, Cognicase, MainControl and Linesoft.

New Projects

Image Energy Load Analysis/Billing Software Vendor
Kuhn Capital has been retained to sell a leading vendor of energy industry software applications and related technical services. These automate the process of collecting, organizing and analyzing gas and electric demand data for contract management, network balancing, asset management and billing.

US BPO Vendor with Offshore Potential Sought
Our client is a rapidly growing and profitable Nasdaq-traded outsourcer seeking a profitable US-based BPO company with sales from $15M up to $50M. Ideal candidate would focus on healthcare and financial services offering services like third-party administration and collections.

US Buyer of Indian Tech Sevices Outsourcer
American high-end project management vendor seeks to purchase a profitable Indian-based outsourcer with at least 300 but no more than 1,000 billable employees.


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