I found the below review of Via Media Health on Glassdoor by an employee. Looks like a pretty solid entree into the Indian health market for EBIX. The first "con" listed below speaks to the potential synergy of the acquisition in that EBIX should be able to easily widen Via's reach within the sector.
I also read on a different Glassdoor review that the company was struggling financially so I presume that Robin bought this at an attractively low price, as usual.
“Great exposure at various levels ”
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
I have been working at Via Media Health full-time (more than a year)
Only company operating in Healthcare PR and integrated healthcare campaigns exclusively
Job satisfaction of working with the best clients in the healthcare space -FMCG, Pharma, Govt. Initiatives, NGOs etc
Great people and good work environment
Widening the reach within the healthcare space might be a constraint
Team building skills can be improved
Structuring of incentives, promotions etc. can be better managed
I have been told by TDAmeritrade that shares in cash and retirement accounts are never loaned out. Shares in margin accounts (with a positive margin balance) are always subject to possible loan. I assume that Schwab works similarly.