May 12, 2017

10 Tips When Performing Mergers and Acquisitions

Develop a method for sourcing deals This tip is especially important for buyers, as a quality system for finding potential acquisitions could prevent them from […]
May 4, 2017

Merger or Acquisition: Nailing the Nomenclature

Ever since “the great merger movement” of 1893-1904, mergers and acquisitions have had an important impact on the global business landscape. Just in 2015, we […]
March 31, 2017

Buy-Side Acquisition Target Funnel: How Many Target Assessments are Required to Close a Deal?

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 […]
March 17, 2017

Boosting Business Value By Recasting Financial Statements

For many entrepreneurs, selling a business they have invested time, energy and resources to build is never an easy decision to make. Many consider passing […]
February 28, 2017

Security Alarm Services & Smart Homes: Industry Overview and Performance

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 […]
February 21, 2017

Investment Banker vs. M&A Advisor vs. Business Broker–Reasons to Hire an Investment Banker

Hiring the right team is one of the most important decisions you will make when considering the sale of a company, especially for owners of […]
February 6, 2017

How Investment Bankers Add Value in Mergers & Acquisitions

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 […]
January 28, 2017

Can I Sell a Portion of My Business?

Making the decision to sell a business isn’t always easy, especially if you have spent the majority of your life and career putting your heart […]
January 20, 2017

Unitranche Financing –The Global Market for Unitranche Debt

Structuring unitranche deals have gained traction in both the US and European middle market as investors and sponsors are financing more acquisitions with unitranche loans. […]
November 30, 2016

The Case for M&A in “Dirty Jobs”

It is both counter-intuitive and unfortunate that society often marginalizes dirty, blue collar careers. I also find it ironic that some of the most successful […]