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Mergers and Acquisitions

The process of selling a business can become a psychological and emotional roller-coaster. The bumpiness of the ride is dependent on many independent factors including the preparedness of the business itself, the  effectiveness of the intermediary, the shrewdness and/or professionalism of the buyer and the...

There are multiple levers that impact a firm's business valuation. The complete list is likely as exhaustive as any buyer due diligence checklist. Understanding how various levers impact a firm's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) multiple and ultimate valuation can play an...

How many targets “looks” are required before a buy-side mandate moves toward a closed deal? The answer to this question is dependent on many factors including industry sector, sector consolidation factors, the quality of the targets, preparedness of the targets and the preparedness and sophistication...

Industry Overview The Security Alarm Services industry sells, installs, repairs, and monitors security alarm systems, including burglar alarms, fire alarms, and locking devices.  The industry’s main products and services consist of residential and nonresidential security alarm systems with monitoring as well as residential and nonresidential...

We are certainly strong advocates for disintermediating the investment banking process, particularly when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Some would argue--incorrectly--that advisors in a transactions are overly valued, especially given today's flatter world, including access to "big data." In fact, this very question was...