Investment Banking Blog

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March 25, 2013

Including Social Media Marketing in Your Business Plan

I was skeptical about social media from the start. This may be, at least in part, due to the fact that I’ve never fully adopted […]
March 22, 2013

Selling a Business to a Private Equity Group

What is the purpose of owning a business? For some the answer to this question may be that they want the power to make decisions, […]
March 18, 2013

Finding The Right Buyer

The biggest issues with finding the right buyer is more than simply deciding whether you what to sell to a private equity group, or another […]
March 14, 2013

Selling a Business to a Strategic Acquirer

While there are many different reasons to acquire a business, each buyer has his or her own logic. For a strategic buyer the acquisition is […]
March 11, 2013

Four Tips for Getting Your Financial House in Order

Focusing on financial projections is one of the most important steps you can take as you prepare to create a business plan. Your plan’s financial […]
March 8, 2013

SWOT Analysis: Weighing Risk/Reward Trade-offs

Unfortunately, the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) analysis is one of the more cliched components of any business plan. While the cliche exists, the […]
March 6, 2013

Tax Advantages To Selling Your Business

The U.S. tax code is a very complicated, convoluted and complex system. When it was originally established there were few loopholes, exemptions, and deductions; however, […]
March 5, 2013

Business Structure Decisions Help Guide Business Planning

Once you have completed your initial market analysis as part of the building blocks for business plan development, it is time to more clearly define […]
March 2, 2013

Frequent Deal-Making Mistakes

Selling businesses and doing deals is often a long and arduous process. Preparation and anticipating potential fires in the deal process is essential for deal-making […]
March 2, 2013

Software M&A: Valuation Models

The general rule of thumb for company valuations in the software industry is three times worldwide revenues. This general rule will vary based on the […]