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Transaction Processing is not a "net native" business model. There have been businesses built up around processing transactions for a long time. But the Internet and Mobile present some challenges in processing transactions and therefore there are opportunities to build substantial businesses around helping companies process transactions. If you look at the Revenue Model Hackpad, you will see that there are a number of different kinds of transaction processing businesses: <div>View <a href="https://hackpad.com/MbrUKmJbfqY">Transaction processing</a> on Hackpad.
The feeding frenzy to reclaim cash from one of private equity’s biggest bets- the $45 billion buyout of the Texas utility once known as TXU Corp. – has begun. As Energy Future Holdings, the holding company set up by investors Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s GS Capital Partners, and TPG Capital for TXU’s assets, struggles under its debt load, creditor Aurelius Capital has fired a new shot against the utility and its investors. The New York hedge fund is suing the company, and its executives and directors, for $725 million in unpaid interest. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
China Private Equity: The Trends, Opportunities, Deals, Chinese Companies on Path to IPO and Private Equity InvestmentThis is not a good time for the Big Four accounting firms in China. The SEC has charged them with breaking securities law, while one of the group, Deloitte, is now in serious hot water in the US, facing a shareholder class action in Delaware for aiding a US-listed Chinese company in defrauding US investors. If Deloitte loses, or opts to settle, it could uncork a tidal wave of copycat claims that would do serious, perhaps irreparable damage to the China business of Deloitte, and then also possibly to Ernst & Yong, Price WaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. The charges against the Big Four all boil down to allegations they were either negligent in fulfilling their statutory duties, or in cahoots with bad guys scheming to defraud US investors.
Denis Balibouse/Reuters Stephen Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group, which has made an offer for Dell. Obligations and Motivations in the Battle for Dell
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen just finished a week’s stay in Beijing where cyber security was at the top of his agenda in meetings with foreign policy experts here. While the publicity given to China’s alleged hacking of U.S. companies has put the spotlight on the issue, Mr.