What if the Iranian-Israeli War Scenario ever materializes? Some global geo-economic implications to consider
I am frequently asked by friends how I foresee the Middle East’s near future given the rising political tensions and the alarming buildup of arsenal throughout the region. Although I am neither a “crystal ball” reader nor “Dr. Doom” , I am afraid that “War” is inevitable; given the ...Read More
Private Equity Investing - Setting the record straight
We at Blackhawk meet on the average over 500 entrepreneurs a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Why is every private equity fund we meet trying to take advantage of us? We are much more comfortable in dealing with family off...Read More
How smart is your Social Networking?
I am frequently asked by people what I think of social networking at large (having such a high profile on the World Wide Web), how on earth do I have the time to get involved given the incredible pressures I face on a daily basis running Blackhawk Partners and what do I really have to say that would...Read More
Why we need the rich: A message to Americans and our leaders in Washington DC on wealth creation
It has an often repeated axiom that a person can learn a whole lot about a society by how it treats its poor. But just as much can be learned by looking at how that society treats its rich. Indeed, the economic future of the poor – and our nation – will be determined in the coming decades by how...Read More
What is myth and what is reality in the business of buying and selling instruments?
As you already found out, 99.99% of the people visiting internet boards are full of crap. We hope the following information will give you a better insight into the actual conditions that are acceptable to the real people trading financial instruments as opposed to all of the nonsense that has bee...Read More
On Structuring an Earn-out
As you all know, most deals fall apart because companies CEOs/owners (and/or the investors already in the "deal") are not realistic when placing a value on their respective companies. When there's a valuation difference between what a buyer thinks a business is worth and what the seller expects to p...Read More
So should you buy your business or build it from scratch?
We at Blackhawk receive and review over 2,000 business plans a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Should I buy a business or rather build one from scratch? Here’s a few pointers you should consider before heading dow...Read More
On things worth considering when investing in Cleantech
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you some of the most provoking thoughts we entertain when investing in Green Technology. As you may be aware of, throughout the world, the growing demand for energy is set to a...Read More
Don't be Fooled by What Policy Makers tell you Read the Facts
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends, we thought we’d share with you some of our most salient views as to the state of the world economy today and what to watch for in case you’re also in the “Wealth Creation” business. We hope these thoughts will help you better pos...Read More
Want to know What are our Private Equity Deal Killers?
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you the Classic “deal killers” that we encounter when reviewing the more than 2,000 business plans submitted to us on the average a year. By “deal killers” we really mean ...Read More