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The process of selling a business can become a psychological and emotional roller-coaster. The bumpiness of the ride is dependent on many independent factors including the preparedness of the business itself, the  effectiveness of the intermediary, the shrewdness and/or professionalism of the buyer and the...

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...

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain ledger are changing the way companies and people transact globally. Bitcoin was the first successful implementation of a blockchain, which is a digital database that is optimized for recording financial transactions and transferring value securely over the Internet. Thanks to the...

Crowdfunding is an online method of raising capital where entrepreneurs or small business owners seek funding for future ventures from the public (i.e., “the crowd”). A successful campaign attracts many investors who each play a small part in reaching a funding goal by contributing to...

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...