What is a 409A Valuation? FE International’s 409A Valuation Service offers an appraisal of the fair market value of your company’s common stock. Our report offers a detailed, comprehensive and insightful appraisal, with thorough analysis and reporting, avoiding the use of overly simplified 409A Valuation calculators. As the principal tool for navigating a lucrative and… Read More
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Amazon purchases its first fleet of planes To expand its growing air freight network, Amazon has purchased 11 Boeing 767-300 planes from struggling airline services Delta and WestJet. Amazon Air, previously named Prime Air, launched back in 2016, but all airplanes up to this point have been leased. With this purchase, Amazon sets itself up… Read More
Shares of Alibaba and Tencent drop after report says they could be added to US blacklist On Thursday, shares of Alibaba and Tencent fell after the Wall Street Journal released a report stating that the Trump administration may add the Chinese tech giants to a US blacklist. The Journal reported that officials are considering prohibiting… Read More
Brexit trade deal passes into UK law The UK’s Brexit trade deal with the European Union passed 521 to 73 on December 31, the eve of its deadline. The bill comes four years after the initial decision by the UK to leave the EU and after months of tense negotiations. The agreement has received a… Read More
Facebook escalates feud with Apple over privacy changes Facebook has released a series of advertisements that directly criticize Apple’s upcoming privacy changes to its mobile operating system. The advertisements, set to run in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Post, claim that the updates will make “the internet more expensive,” or that… Read More
Facebook accused of breaking antitrust laws, could be forced to divest WhatsApp and Instagram On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys from 48 of the 50 United States filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against the social media monolith. The lawsuits stated that over an 18-month investigation, Facebook’s purchases of WhatsApp and Instagram monopolized the… Read More
Salesforce acquires Slack for over $27 billion On Tuesday, Salesforce announced that it will make the largest acquisition in its 21-year history. For just over $27 billion dollars, Salesforce is set to purchase Slack, making this one of the largest purchases ever for the software industry. Salesforce plans to buy Slack through a combination of… Read More
SBA Lending: navigating through the borrowing process when you are looking to buy an online business Earlier this week, FE International Executive Director, Kevin Oh, sat down with Vice President of SBA Lending at Ameris Bank, Jordan Richmond, to discuss how you can utilize SBA loans to acquire an online business. They discuss everything you… Read More
Over the past few years, FE International has helped many buyers successfully use SBA loans to acquire businesses. An SBA loan is a small business loan that is partially secured by the government (The Small Business Administration). Working closely with a network of financial institutions such as Ameris Bank, SBA loans are made possible… Read More
FE Founder Thomas Smale speaking at SaaStock APAC When should you start planning your exit strategy? How can you build a network of potential acquirers? In this session, Cameron Priest, Ex-CEO (Exited) at TradeGecko, and Thomas Smale, Founder at FE International will share best practices to get your company ready for a future exit. Join… Read More
Alibaba and JD make record-breaking sales for Singles Day 2020 Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com hit sales totaling $115 billion following the annual Singles Day shopping event. The Chinese economy has shown steady improvement since seemingly controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, which could have improved sales. Typically, Singles Day falls on the 24 hour period… Read More