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Neither M&A, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party vendor, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this website, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making this website, the data contained herein or the products or services offered on this website available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the website or these materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of M&A or of any vendor providing software or services. In no event will M&A or any such parties be liable to you, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if M&A or any other such party has been advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation on liability includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses which may infect a user’s equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any force majeure.
M&A cannot and does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the website.
NO OFFERS OR RELIANCE
No material at this website shall be used or considered as an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities or services of M&A or any other issuer. Offers can only be made where lawful under, and in compliance with, applicable law.M&A makes no representations that transactions, products or services discussed on this website are available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions or by all investors. Those who access this website do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws or regulations.
While M&A uses reasonable efforts to obtain information from reliable sources, M&A makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information or document at this website obtained outside of M&A. Opinions and any other contents at this website are subject to change without notice.
M&A is not utilizing this website to provide investment or other advice, and no information or material at this website is to be deemed a recommendation to buy or sell any securities or is to be relied upon for the purpose of making or communicating investment or other decisions. Any transactions listed on this website are included as representative transactions and are not necessarily reflective of overall performance.
M&A and any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees do not advise on the tax consequences of any investment.
UNITED STATES REGULATORY MATTERS
Merger & Acquisition Capital Services, LLC., (M&A CAP) provides independent financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, financial restructurings and similar corporate finance matters. M&A CAP is not a retail broker-dealer. The Firm does not conduct underwriting activities, provide research or analyst reports or solicit or carry accounts for, or offer or sell securities products to retail customers. Merger & Acquisition Capital Services, LLC., is regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. as a FINRA Member Firm (http://www.finra.org/
) and is a member of Securities Investor Protection Corporation (http://www.sipc.org/
The information and services provided on this web site are not provided to and may not be used by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where the provision or use thereof would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory or self-regulatory organization or where M&A CAP is not authorized to provide such information or services. Principals retain the exclusive right to negotiate and evaluate any transaction(s) and M&A CAP has no authority to do so.
Merger & Acquisition Services, Inc., (M&A) provides independent consulting advice relating to insurance assets, including; asset acquisition / divestiture advisory, insurance & reinsurance advisory and strategic consulting. M&A does not underwrite securities, nor advise on, nor effect transactions in securities for the account of others. Principals retain the exclusive right to negotiate and evaluate any transaction(s) and M&A has no authority to do so.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING (BCP) DISCLOSURE
Merger & Acquisition Services, Inc., and Merger & Acquisition Capital Services, LLC., (collectively M&A) has developed plans to continue business in the event of a significant business disruption. This disclosure is designed to provide our clients with information on how we will respond to various potential interruptions.
Our first line of defense is the prevention of business interruptions. Steps have been taken to secure our physical networks, and numerous systems of backup and data recovery, both on and off site, exist to insure that the storage of and the ability to deliver essential information are safely maintained. Our telephone network is structured so that it is possible to continue communications with clients and between offices in the event our headquarters or one or more offices loses telephone communications for any period of time.
Single Building or Firm Only Disruption
In the event that one of the firm’s buildings is closed due to a significant business disruption, activities normally performed in that building would shift to the next closest office still open. Telephones would be forwarded and data made accessible to this office. In normal circumstances, staff would also travel to the back-up office.
In the event that the M&A’s corporate headquarters building in New York, NY is lost, data that is normally provided from the corporate headquarters would be delivered from our off-site back-up recovery system to one of our additional offices. Our Third Party Service Provider operates from a hardened facility with virtually unlimited generator power available to drive necessary information delivery systems. In addition, our employees are equipped with laptop computers, cell phones, blackberry’s and other equipment to enable business to continue with minimal disruption.
Business District or City-Wide Disruption
The recovery scenario in the event of a larger business disruption would be similar to the above. Business operations and essential personnel would transfer to the nearest available office outside the affected area, and telephone and data services would be delivered there.
M&A anticipates no significant change in its response should the disruption be regional in nature. Once it has been determined which of the firm’s offices are unaffected by the disruption, steps would be taken to shift personnel and systems to the most appropriate of those offices.
Should significant business disruptions occur that are larger in geographical scope, the ability of M&A to return to normal operations may be affected by the time it takes for critical vendors and business partners to resume their operations. While data services would likely continue to be available from the power-independent third party from their hardened facility, the ability to access that information could be affected by the availability of telephone and fiber optic delivery systems. Again, once it has been determined which of the firm’s offices are unaffected by the disruption, steps would be taken to shift personnel and systems to the most appropriate of those offices.
M&A is committed to recover from a significant business disruption in the shortest time possible. If after a significant business disruption you cannot contact us as you usually do, you should refer to our posted message on our web site at http://www.merger-acquisition.net
Recovery plans will be updated from time to time to insure that they are compatible with changing business conditions, the addition of products or services to the firm’s offerings, and any improvements that can be made in how recoveries are planned and implemented. Modified or updated plans will be posted on the M&A website, or may be obtained upon written request.
Should there be questions regarding M&A’s business continuity plans, please contact our Chief Compliance Officer, Jack Lubitz (212-750-0630) or our Manager of Informational Technology, Jeff Poulsen (770-417-1119).