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Author: Nate Nead

We are now several years into the introduction of accredited investor equity crowdfunding. The results, failures and successes of this new form of financing could be considered the ultimate "mixed bag." Unfortunately, the stark differences between some of the nuanced structures of crowdfunding preclude anyone...

There are multiple levers that impact a firm's business valuation. The complete list is likely as exhaustive as any buyer due diligence checklist. Understanding how various levers impact a firm's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) multiple and ultimate valuation can play an...

How many targets “looks” are required before a buy-side mandate moves toward a closed deal? The answer to this question is dependent on many factors including industry sector, sector consolidation factors, the quality of the targets, preparedness of the targets and the preparedness and sophistication...

When the JOBS Act was signed in 2012 many touted its potential to significantly disrupt the traditional model of venture capital by disintermediating the process between investors and entrepreneurs. The promise of decentralization and democratization among issuers and backers had many would-be startups salivating. Who...

Various, alternative business earnings metrics can be used to determine a reliable business valuation. The variance between earnings measurement methods can be wide and the results can be misleading. The worst possible outcome is a scenario in which an inaccurate representation of value is presented....

We are certainly strong advocates for disintermediating the investment banking process, particularly when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Some would argue--incorrectly--that advisors in a transactions are overly valued, especially given today's flatter world, including access to "big data." In fact, this very question was...