Rick Kalscheuer

Surviving An Active Shooter Event: RUN…HIDE…FIGHT!

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October 22nd, 2012

Our hearts are heavy with yet another active shooter event in Milwaukee at Azana Spa in Brookfield, WI. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims, and our wishes for a speedy recovery for the survivors. Unfortunately, violent attacks are becoming more prevalent in our schools and workplaces.  Being able to protect» Read Full Article

Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft

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October 16th, 2012

Catalytic converters can be stolen in less than a minute. The current prices for precious metals are fueling this demand and converters contain precious metals. Rhodium sells for roughly $9,500 an ounce, while platinum pays at about $2,000. If sold for scrap, stolen catalytic converters go for around $100 to $150. What Thieves Look For» Read Full Article

M&A Insurance: The Basics

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August 10th, 2012

Although it has been used in deals for some time, M&A insurance has not entered the “mainstream” in the Midwest for middle market acquisitions for a few reasons: It is a relatively new concept to sellers and strategic buyers Premium “sticker shock” has had an effect on potential buyers The abundance of buyers has allowed» Read Full Article

Metal Thefts Continue to Hit Businesses Hard

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August 9th, 2012

Corporate Report Wisconsin published an article indicating an epidemic rise in metal theft. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, nationwide insurance claims for metal theft increased 81% over the last two years. The article Precious Metal, is a real eye-opener for any manufacturer or business that handles metal. The statistics are staggering. The very last paragraph shares» Read Full Article

M&A: Transitioning Through a Drawn Out Acquisition

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August 9th, 2012

There are many challenges when it comes to companies going through acquisitions.  In particular when it comes to reporting out to shareholders and how closely all involved need to monitor expenses.  A prime example came with the Willis Group Holdings’ 2008 acquisition of Hib, Rogal & Hobbs (HRH).  Willis is looking for an upswing in the» Read Full Article