What makes a good rainmaker, and does gender matter?

Posted by Chris on January 6th, 2010

Interesting article in the Law Gazette 

Friday 23 October 2009 by Sue Bramall

Princeton University defines a rainmaker as an ’executive who is very successful in bringing in business to his company or firm’.

I would like to expand that definition to define ‘successful’ as providing profitable employment for a number of employees within the business – they make business rain for their colleagues. To me, someone who generates sufficient business just to keep themselves comfortable is not a rainmaker.

Rest of the article here


and Sue has added more to this in another blog here


Wikipedia on Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by Chris on January 6th, 2010

Useful information on M&A


Bring on the Rainmaker !!!

Posted by Chris on January 6th, 2010

An interesting article on David Wimers blog:

“Bring on the Rainmaker!”

imagesca3axevrM&A Transactions require one in 2010.

A Rainmaker is described as one who is known for achieving excellent results in a profession or field, or who is believed to be capable of producing rain, as through magical or ritual actions. And whether you’re the owner or another key person in your organization, you need to be beating the drum for rain these days after our year of drought. We all know the worth of water when the well runs dry. Certainly in the M&A Transactional market of 2009, the M&A Advisor has become Chief Rainmaker for 2010. 

more here..


10 M&A deals that might happen in 2010

Posted by Chris on January 4th, 2010

according to


Evolution Capital

Posted by Chris on December 10th, 2009


Shield Corporate Finance

Posted by Chris on December 10th, 2009


ICON Corporate Finance

Posted by Chris on December 10th, 2009


Nortons Corporate Finance & Consulting

Posted by Chris on December 10th, 2009


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