October 30, 2018

The Importance of Cultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions may evoke thoughts of change, due diligence, legal documents, multiple Excel spreadsheets, and integration. During the M&A process it is no doubt […]
June 30, 2018

Reasons to Perform a Quality of Earnings (QofE) Check Before or During Due Diligence

As much as we would like to convince ourselves otherwise, accounting is two parts science to one part art. Even the smallest difference in accounting […]
November 27, 2016

Buy-Side M&A: Pitfalls & Opportunities of a Successful Acquisition Strategy

The ethereal concept of “synergy” and “value add” are certainly less prevalent in mergers and acquisitions than many deal peddlers would have us believe. Creating […]
June 11, 2016

Problems to Avoid When Selling Your Business

When it comes to selling your business, you have to expect that your prospective buyer will conduct an extensive search of you and your company. […]
February 29, 2016

Accretion-Dilution Analysis for Mergers and Acquisitions

All-too-often proposed acquisitions are consummated without determining whether the combination of the two entities would create synergies (be accretive) or create a decrease in overall […]
February 12, 2016

Industry Consolidation & its Impact on Mergers & Acquisitions

Consolidation is a normal part of any industry. They help to establish economies of scale that drive down the cost of goods and services and […]
November 6, 2015

Disadvantages of an Asset Sale

The structure of any deal is often a hotly debated deal point between buyer and seller. No two transactions are alike. While some deals present […]
August 24, 2015

Why Owning a Patent Means You Should Sell Your Company

Owning a valuable patent can be a very costly proposition, particularly for a small business. The legal requirements associated with getting a patent granted are […]
August 18, 2015

Buyers: Bridging the Business Value Gap

This post is the second in a series outlining how buyers and sellers can bridge the business valuation gap. A number of macroeconomic factors are […]
July 24, 2015

Most Popular Business Valuation Methods (and When to Use Them)

If you want to evaluate how your own business is doing, or if you’re in the market to buy another business and want to know […]