Investment Banking Blog

Welcome to the blog where we cover mergers, acquisitions and investment banking topics.

November 9, 2012

Diagonal Acquisitions: Conglomerate

Forming a Conglomerate  as an acquisition strategy is an interested method for expanding a business. While this method is probably less common, it also has […]
November 8, 2012

How to Avoid a Fire Sale

No business owner wants to sell a company on the cheap, liquidate assets or feel he/she has been taken for a ride in a time of […]
November 6, 2012

Horizontal vs. Vertical Acquisitions: A Comparison of M&A Growth Strategies

When it comes to growing a business and expanding its market presence, there is essentially one of two methods carried out: organic growth and acquisition.  […]
September 24, 2012

Strategic Rollup: Building a Platform for M&A

One strategy for building a large, particularly competitive and capable business in a relatively short period of time is often referred to as a rollup. […]
February 17, 2012

Leveraged Buyouts: A Guide to Understanding the Pros, Cons & Logic Behind LBOs

Here, we will discuss a bit more on what goes in with a leveraged buyout and what are some of the positives and negatives which […]
February 17, 2012

M&A Premiums Through Both Limited & Strategic Auctions

Let’s face it; anyone who wishes to eventually sell-out of their business and move on in life would like to go out with as many fireworks as […]
February 17, 2012

How Not to Market Your Business to Potential Buyers

I’m going to outlay some points on how not to market your business. Sometimes it is good to have a “how to” discussion, but on […]
February 17, 2012

Finding Prospective Buyers When Marketing Your Company

If you are heads-down intent on marketing your own company when you put it up for sale, you may not realize how difficult and time-consuming […]
February 17, 2012

Merger Negotiations: Mastering the Art of Negotiating M&A Deals

It has been said that the most money you will ever make or lose happens during the negotiation and bidding process. It is with this […]
February 17, 2012

Mezzanine Financing: A Guide to Mezzanine Capital

Just what is “Mezzanine” capital and does it help in the divestiture and sale of a business? In his recent “On the Left” newsletter, Randy […]