Monthly Archives: July 2012

What goes up, sometime blows up! “Faceplant” for UBS!


GOOD: Stock goes up!

BAD: Stock goes down!

UGLY: UBS $356 million, loss connected to the botched Facebook initial public offering. Net profit down 58 percent and stock down!

BOTTOMLINE:  Sometime you land on your face, but it better than something blowing up ( i.e. bankruptcy ).  Stocks like Facebook will continue to go up and down!

UBS reported on Tuesday a 58 percent decline in its net profit in the second quarter as a fall in investment banking income weighed on the Swiss bank. Read more at NY Times at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/ubs-profit-hit-after-loss-on-facebook-ipo/

FTSE modestly lower in midday trade today as BP tumbles! Read more: http://www.stockmarketwire.com/article/4418441/FTSE-modestly-lower-in-midday-trade-today-as-BP-tumbles.html

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Where Does Facebook Go After the Faceplant? Read more:  http://www.investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/where-does-facebook-go-after-the-faceplant/

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Not in Rome (China Insider Trading Normal?)


GOOD:  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint

BAD:  In China, insider trading is just one manifestation of a widely accepted insider culture.

UGLY: Insider trading is alive and well in many markets and countries

BOTTOMLINE:  Interesting things can happen in international deals.  As always international = risk

 

Chinese companies call for fairer treatment from foreigners. China’s critics say that these companies still don’t play by the accepted global rules of capital markets. The accusation of insider trading around the $15 billion bid by Chinese oil major CNOOC for the Canadian producer Nexen supports the critics.

Read More: http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/07/30/china%E2%80%99s-insider-culture-stains-cnooc-foreign-bid/

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JD Morris

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LinkedIn Sell Your Company ( http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533 )

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Round and Round it goes! And it will never stop!


GOOD:  Mr. Romney then launched into an attack on the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, calling it “unnecessary” and “overly burdensome.”

BAD:  Odds Romney could fix the SEC is 0.00001%!

UGLY:  Odds the SEC continue to do bad things even if Romney wins is 100%!

BOTTONLINE:  You have to live with what the SEC done and doing as nobody going to fix the problems anytime soon!

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“There’s no question but that regulations are essential to the functioning of markets,” he said, repeating a view he has mentioned on the campaign trail. “Of course, you have to have laws and regulations to make free markets able to produce and to be effective. But you have to make the regulations modern and up-to-date.”  More NYTimes.com: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/us/politics/mitt-romney-fund-raisers-in-london-draw-banking-crowd.html?_r=1&ref=politics

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JD Morris

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Real estate experts say mess could be solved if government would stop helping (or Say Uncle)


GOOD: Uncle Sam want to help economy

BAD: Uncle Sam = bureaucracy and regulations

UGLY: Cash sales of homes are investors =  renters and not home ownership

BOTTOMELINE: Uncle Sam helped create this real estate bubble so is he the best person to fix it?

“Washington is the biggest obstacle to our recovery,” said Robert Jacobs, chief investment officer of Broe Group, a Denver-based real estate investment and development firm. “The best thing they can do is to stop doing anything. The economy wants to grow. Washington is not the solution, it’s the problem.” Read more:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/real-estate-experts-say-mess-could-be-solved-if-government-would-stop-helping/2012/07/18/gJQAn4MiwW_story.html

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REVIEW: GoFundMe.com Crowd Funding Website (or ask 1st)


Donate to help launch our blog on GoFundMe.com paste or click following:  http://www.gofundme.com/vh6nc
GOOD: GoFundMe.com is easy to setup account and get going!
BAD:   “It’s up to you to share your link with friends, family and contacts in order to attract donors.” from GoFundMe.com
UGLY:  You need friends that will give you money
BOTTOMLINE:  You going to ask friends for money and get charged fees!  You might just want to ask 1st!

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Sell Your Company on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533

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Management Buy Out Program by Red Hook Capital


Leadership, Creativity, and Success.

An investment philosophy that cultivates value by investing in change.

A team of experienced investors with strong industry expertise.

Investments across a wide range of industries and geography.

ABOUT RED HOOK CAPITAL

We provide to private companies creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skill sets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.

RHC invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.

Red Hook Capital maintains a broad acquisition profile focused on acquiring businesses with its equity partners that exhibit a certain set of characteristics:

> fragmented market

> recurring revenues

> loyal customers

> strategic complements to our portfolio
Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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JD Morris on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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Investor Network on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InvestorNetwork

Sell Your Company on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533

Investor Network on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=53760

Cartoons by JD Morris on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/jdmorris
This acquisition profile enables us to identify opportunities for creating value in virtually any industry.

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Band-Aid Regulation (or regulators need take summer off)


GOOD:  People want to understand the issues that caused 2008 economic melt down!

BAD: Not sure if anyone could understand all issues;

UGLY: Band-Aid Regulation vs. Regulatory Reform;

BOTTOMLINE: For more than 5 years people continue to focus on regulations to fix the past!  Stop regulating and focus on moving the economy forward please! How about deregulation to make things simple!

CURRENT NEWS:  Lots bad news about wall street all the time at http://dealbook.nytimes.com/

Christmas in July for Regulators

Christmas in July for Regulators

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JD Morris

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Sell Your Company on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533

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Looking for deals with $5 million plus EBITDA


Leadership, Creativity, and Success.

An investment philosophy that cultivates value by investing in change.

A team of experienced investors with strong industry expertise.

Investments across a wide range of industries and geography.

ABOUT RED HOOK CAPITAL

We provide to private companies creative capital, structured for each investment opportunity. Our wealth of experience, industry expertise, deep operating skill sets and large global network of affiliated partners position us as a vital resource from which management can draw strategic, financial and operational guidance.

RHC invests in companies across a broad range of industries and geographies. Our goal is to help management teams build long-term value that benefits all stakeholders. We structure our private equity investments based on each company’s circumstances and generally seek to invest in established businesses requiring equity capital between $10 million and $1 billion.

Red Hook Capital maintains a broad acquisition profile focused on acquiring businesses with its equity partners that exhibit a certain set of characteristics:

> fragmented market

> recurring revenues

> loyal customers

> strategic complements to our portfolio

This acquisition profile enables us to identify opportunities for creating value in virtually any industry.

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

OTHER LINKS:

JD Morris on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Sell Your Company on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SellYourCompany

Investor Network on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InvestorNetwork

Sell Your Company on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533

Investor Network on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=53760

Cartoons by JD Morris on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/jdmorris

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FREE DOWLOAD Our Cartoons on Amazon.com


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For next few days our cartoons will be free on Amazon.com with Kindle App.  You can download it to PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, Tablet, and on Kindle reader!

Get your free download at https://www.amazon.com/author/jdmorris

Cartoons by JD Morris

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Investor Network on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InvestorNetwork

Sell Your Company on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2593533

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