Investment Banking Blog

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

February 13, 2013

Three Pointers for a Superb Executive Summary

When it comes to writing your business plan nothing is more important than your Executive Summary. The Exec. Summary is the lead-in. It’s where you […]
February 12, 2013

How Due Diligence in Business Planning can help Avoid Costly Write-Offs

It really does not matter how much time, effort, and money you put into your business plan, if you do not do all of your […]
February 11, 2013

Internet VC Investment Analysis Questionnaire

Perhaps the most sure-fire method for getting the attention of your venture capitalist is through the recommendation of a previous entrepreneur or colleague. Legitimacy is […]
January 26, 2013

Rules to Help Companies Remain Successful After an Acquisition

We see a lot of business opportunities cross our desks. Some of the businesses we see are highly successful and often run by small, very […]
January 22, 2013

Why Do M&A Deals Fall Apart?

Why Do M&A Deals Fall Apart? Completing an M&A deal can be extremely difficult considering the amount of disruptions that can arise. Many of the disruptions […]
January 21, 2013

Common Mistakes of Entrepreneurs Looking for an Exit

Entrepreneurs are naturally a particularly optimistic bread of people. They often see potential and pursue it with everything they have. This is particularly helpful to […]
January 18, 2013

Developing A Business Plan For An Acquisition

When the buyer of a company is preparing to make an acquisition he or she should begin to prepare a business plan on what they […]
January 14, 2013

Software Company Valuation

Company valuation is part art and part science. Over-bloated software valuations have unfortunately pushed valuations to the “art” side of the spectrum. Luckily the market […]
January 11, 2013

Enduring the Due Diligence Phase

Selling a business and going through the due diligence phase is somewhat like going through a courtship when you are considering marriage. You have already […]
January 10, 2013

Why Pure-Play Internet Businesses Make Excellent Acquisition Targets

In an earlier day, anything trailing with dotcom meant its worth was at least seven figures. Luckily things have reached a new, more reasonable equilibrium. […]