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It remains a hotly debated topic among business owners and investment bankers whether holding a business can be better than selling a business. Macro trends and personal desires can greatly impact a question framed in such broad strokes, but the question often holds a great...

When doing deals, size matters. Revenue matters, but from the prospective of business buyers, the size of a company's EBITDA is particularly important. Both strategic and financial buyers alike view EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) as a key yardstick for where the...

In general, multiples boost the valuation of a business above a typical DCF (discounted cash flow) analysis. Hence, it is always helpful--and I would argue--essential to come at the valuation of the business from multiple directions. Typically, multiples--and especially multiples of EBITDA--are the most used...

Many businesses underestimate the power of customer relationships today. In a world that is dominated and powered by technology and automation, it seems that human interactions – whether by phone, email or chat – are few and far between. Although it is true that technology...