May 30, 2015

Strategies for Private Equity Sponsor and Independent Buyer Alliances

Private equity sponsors acquire companies with an eye toward selling them. The formula is simple: buy a company, grow it (e.g., through vertical or market […]
April 17, 2015

Post-LOI Challenges in M&A

Roadblocks to M&A have squashed many a nearly-closed deal. In fact, we always maintain the mantra that a deal ain’t done until the money’s in the […]
July 31, 2014

Timing Considerations When Selling Your Business

While we are constantly looking for ways to simplify and otherwise dis-intermediate the process of selling a business, the fact of the matter is, selling […]
June 13, 2014

Improving the Perceived Value of a Business

Many business owners are hesitant to sell their business – what is probably their largest asset – unless a sexy opportunity comes along; for some that […]
April 11, 2014

Throwing the Skeletons Out of the Closet

No one is perfect. Businesses are typically run by the imperfect risk-takers. This is one of the main reasons companies require some deal of “spring […]
April 9, 2014

Compensation Equity Transfers

Suppose Steve and Betty have concluded that it makes sense to start transferring to Dave a larger share of the company’s equity as part of […]
March 21, 2014

Key Questions to Shape Your Exit Strategy

It’s hard to concentrate on an exit strategy when you are in the midst of operating your business, but just like death and taxes, a […]
January 9, 2014

Analyze Exit Strategies to Map Your Company’s Future

While the day-to-day decisions can make it easy to put off a thorough analysis of exit strategies, it pays to consider the future long before […]
December 16, 2013

S-Corporation: Tax Implications

S Corporations and their shareholders are taxed very differently than C Corporations, but not every corporation is eligible to elect S status. If a corporation […]
December 9, 2013

C-Corporation Tax Traps

There ere are some tax traps that a C Corporation needs to monitor and hopefully avoid. The C Corporation double tax structure produces more revenue […]