The Role of Due Diligence in Buying a Business

Any purchaser of a business is advised to do their due diligence in analyzing that business’s true value. This value is the sum of various intangibles and other components that often are hard to price correctly. While the purchaser has the legal documents and financial statements provided by the company, the due diligence process will help ensure the purchase is ultimately negotiated (or rejected) based on sound, independent analysis.

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Could AI Help Develop the Next Blockbuster Drug? Maybe so!

Artificial Intelligence is generally defined as the science of making computers do things that require intelligence when done by humans. While the term dates to the 1950s, improvements in computing power have brought about a revolution in AI in the past five years. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple Facebook and Microsoft are all investing heavily in AI.

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The Push for Clean Labels – Replacing Synthetic Ingredients with Botanicals

It’s an unmistakable fact that consumers are becoming more discerning about the ingredients listed on food labels. They are scanning for signs of sugar or other ingredients they now consider “unhealthy”. Just as there is a growing preference towards more selections on organic produce, there is also a growing demand for natural flavoring in other food products.

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3D Printing – It’s Going Mainstream in the Chemical Industry!

While 3D printing has been around for about 30 years, recent advances in technology along with lower costs and competitive pressures have caught the attention of at least one large chemical company. BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company using this technology to establish and expand their business in materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing.

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America’s Complicated Love-Hate Relationship with Sugar!

Low-or no-calorie sweetener fans want to avoid sugar thinking it is the major cause of weight gain. But these alternatives are shunned by many who don’t trust low-calorie sweeteners. Their concerns relate to health, naturalness and taste. As more and more consumers are becoming aware of the health risks associated with obesity, both sides are uniting in the general agreement that sugar content needs to be reduced.

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