Hospitals Need to Manage Costs to Compete Effectively

The business of healthcare is becoming increasingly muddled as hospitals and insurance companies engage in a competition of sorts. Each side is grappling to buy up physician practices to gain control over bigger share of the premium dollar while managing costs, getting a holistic view of the continuum of care and securing a steadier flow of patients.READ MORE >

Consolidation Inevitable in Biofuels Industry

The U.S. ethanol industry is experiencing a kind of "renaissance" year due to a convergence of factors. Those reaping the benefits of peak performance are riding high, but those struggling financially; however, may be potential acquisition targets. In this interview with Downstream Business  Carl Marks Advisors partner Christopher Wu talks about an uptick in the merger and acquistion activity in the ethanol industry.READ MORE >