Investment Banking Blog

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

December 7, 2012

Growing After the Acquisition: Simple Steps to Maximize the Value of a Target Acquisition

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of performing a strategic acquisition is the chance to dive into the business and find areas for optimization and […]
December 2, 2012

Only 30 to 40% of Businesses Actually Ever Sell

We worked with a client some time ago who had a good little business churning out about $10 million in annual sales. They had previously […]
November 30, 2012

Key Considerations in Corporate Due Diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions

Without due diligence, any money on the table would inevitably go to the seller. Buyer’s always have a duty to shareholders to ensure no rock […]
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 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 […]