Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Triple Baseline Entendre?

Put "baseline + robert patterson" into Google and the first thing that comes up is this book:

Radio-Frequency and ELF Electromagnetic Energies: A Handbook for ... - Google Books Result
R. Timothy Hitchcock, Robert M. Patterson - 1995

Baseline was the company on the 77th and 78th floors of the south tower at the World Trade Center in New York---at the exact spot where a plane supposedly struck, and where the structure gave way. A Robert G. Paterson is the company founder.

Incorporated by Joseph E Kasputys, Michael R Kargula, Robert Levine, Robert G Patterson, Stephen H Curran, Baseline Financial Services, Inc. is located at 1 Station Pl Stamford, CT 06902. Baseline Financial Services, Inc. was incorporated on Thursday, June 17, 1999 in the State of FL and is currently not active.

Tasc Services Corporation
Incorporated by John C Holt, John W Putney, Joseph E Kasputys, Kenneth M Stone, Michael R Kargula, Stephen H Curran, Tasc Services Corporation is located at 55 Walkers Brook Dr Reading, MA 01867. Tasc Services Corporation was incorporated on Sunday, September 10, 1995 in the State of FL and is currently not active.

"Janet Wikler has an uncanny ability to size up a business quickly and help it succeed. She provided the vision and guidance that led me to transform Baseline in its early years from a paper-based product into a dynamic electronic service. As a result, Baseline became a leader in the financial information industry with revenues of well over $50 million and margins of 25-30%.” –Robert G. Patterson, founder and former president, Baseline Financial Services

A margin is the same as a reinvested profit

Primark Seen Announcing Baseline Purchase
Published: November 27, 1996

The Primark Corporation, continuing its rapid growth in the financial information business, is expected to announce today that it has acquired Baseline Financial Services for $40 million in cash from Bowne & Company and Robert Patterson, Baseline's founder.

Joseph E. Kasputys -- a former executive with McGraw-Hill and Data Resources Inc. who took over as Primark's chairman, president and chief executive in 1988 -- has transformed what was once a gas utility into an information business.

In recent years Primark, based in Waltham, Mass., has sought to build itself into an international provider of information, as well as the software and other technologies for managing that information, particularly to financial companies. To that end, it has made a string of acquisitions including Datastream International Ltd., Disclosure, ICV Ltd. and IBES. Last month, it formed a joint venture with Dow Jones & Company to provide timely information to equity traders. Primark has annual revenue in excess of $600 million.

Baseline, Primark's latest acquisition, provides financial information on more than 7,000 American companies to investment managers in reports, graphs and charts, and currently has more than 450 client companies in North America. Investment managers use Baseline's products to evaluate securities and companies.

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