The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program vs The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

March 27, 2020By Paren Knadjian

Following the declaration of a national emergency to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance (EIDL) program for small business owners in all US states, Washington D.C., and other US territories.  EIDL loans are now available. On March 27th, 2020, President Trump signed into law … Read More

[Update] Paid Family Leave and Sick Leave Amendments as Part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

March 27, 2020By Paren Knadjian

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law H.R. 6201: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act has many provisions, including increasing Medicaid funding, expanding unemployment benefits, and providing Coronavirus testing at no cost to consumers. The Act also includes an amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 – referred … Read More

FinTech Trends to Watch for in 2020

October 6, 2019By Paren Knadjian

Wondering what’s in store for FinTech in 2020? M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader and KROST’s Technology Industry group leader Paren Knadjian offers insight into FinTech trends to watch for in the coming year. “The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) will have the same level of impact … Read More

2019 FinTech M&A and Market Report

August 21, 2019By Paren Knadjian

M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader Paren Knadjian recently published an article for our newest KROST Quarterly Magazine: The Financial Services Issue titled “FinTech M&A and Market Report H1 2019”. The Financial Technology market (FinTech) continues to grow and flourish in 2019 with Venture Capital (VC) aggressively funding start-ups, Private Equity (PE) firms active in … Read More

[Video] M&A Buy-Side Services

June 6, 2019By Paren Knadjian

In this last video in our series, M&A Practice Leader, Paren Knadjian, gives a basic overview of our buy-side services. In this type of transaction, we represent clients who are interested in acquiring a company and advise them on the following: Helping to decide what kind of criteria is pertinent to the selection of the … Read More

[Video] What Is Involved in an M&A Sell-Side Transaction?

April 30, 2019By Paren Knadjian

In our next M&A video in the series, Paren Knadjian talks about our sell-side advisory services and process, which involves working with business owners to maximize the value of a potential transaction and ensure its success. Sell-side advisory applies to any company that is interested in selling a part or all of their business. Here … Read More

M&A Video Series – Part 2 of 4

March 22, 2019By Paren Knadjian

As you may know, KROST offers M&A and Capital Markets Service. Through our resources, experience, relationships, and by running a proven process, we can identify more parties to engage. This increases bargaining power and improves the chances of a successful close. Paren Knadjian leads the practice and comes with over 15 years of experience in … Read More

Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018

October 23, 2018By Paren Knadjian

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018” by Paren Knadjian, M&A: Southern California M&A in Manufacturing Report – 1st Half, 2018 Overview & Trends Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) activity in manufacturing globally was robust in 2018 with just under … Read More

Global Investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

July 1, 2018By Paren Knadjian

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “Global Investment in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” by our M&A and Capital Markets Practice Leader Paren Knadjian: “Before diving into global investment trends in Artificial Intelligence … Read More