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Woops - one more thing from my last post.

The "revised" RM qualitative criteria:

1. At least one sustainable competitive advantage

A. a study of the competition
1.) Dominant brand
2.) Patent Protection
3.) De Facto Standard
4.) Superior Engineering/ Manufacturing
5.) Superior Customer Service
6.) Low-cost producer

B. power of buyers
C. power of suppliers
D. threat of new entrants
1.) Consumer monopoly
E. Threat of substitute products

1.) De Facto Standard
2. Great management of competence and integrity
A. Unquestionable integrity
B. Commitment to new product development
C. Outstanding labor and personnel relations
D. Outstanding executive relations
E. Managerial Depth
F. Long-range outlook on profits
G. Open communications with investors

3. Clearly identifiable expanding possibilities for growth
A. Will the company be more or less relevant in the future?
B. Does the company compete in an industry that will support growth?
C. Does the company have lots of options to grow?

4.. A reasonable purchase price that will allow 100% (2x) growth in five years


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