Investment Banking Blog

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

November 25, 2012

Spin-Offs, Split-Offs and Split-Ups

Avoiding taxable events by corporate structuring is and always should be part of the strategy of business sales and divestitures. In most instances, when assets […]
November 24, 2012

Positioning Your Business for Acquisition

Your pre-money and exit valuations are almost entirely dependent on the category in which your business operates. Before you go into business and even after […]
November 23, 2012

Building Pipelines: A Process That Can Be Replicated

Robert Kiyosaki told of a story between two men in his book “Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant”. In the story, these two men were engaged by […]
November 21, 2012

Business Diversification: S Status Conversion

Business diversification will always need to include some accounting for tax. Truly diversified companies will always consider the tax implications of their M&A activity and […]
November 19, 2012

Baby Boomer Impact on Mergers & Acquisitions

Baby Boomers, that generation born between 1946 and 1964, represent the largest segment of the United States population with a size of roughly 78 million. […]
November 16, 2012

Three Types of Buyers Interested In Your Business

When you are considering taking your business to market, you can expect that it will be acquired by one of three types of parties: a […]
November 14, 2012

The Importance of Building a Dynamic Business

When I was working on my undergraduate degree one of my professors was explaining how much the world has changed over the last two hundred […]
November 9, 2012

Diagonal Acquisitions: Conglomerate

Forming a Conglomerate  as an acquisition strategy is an interested method for expanding a business. While this method is probably less common, it also has […]
November 8, 2012

How to Avoid a Fire Sale

No business owner wants to sell a company on the cheap, liquidate assets or feel he/she has been taken for a ride in a time of […]
November 6, 2012

Horizontal vs. Vertical Acquisitions: A Comparison of M&A Growth Strategies

When it comes to growing a business and expanding its market presence, there is essentially one of two methods carried out: organic growth and acquisition.  […]