September 12, 2016

Preference for the Independent Sponsor Business Model Among Investors and Entrepreneurs

The independent sponsor (sometimes called a fundless sponsor) business model represents a convergence between traditional private equity and the discipline of raising capital for individual […]
August 17, 2016

Proactive Acquisitions: Facilitating Deals with Quality, Passive Owners

By successfully uncovering passive sellers at rather reasonable valuations – while working cohesively with more traditional sourcing channels – proactive acquisition strategies can help mid-market […]
June 9, 2016

Holding Your Business vs. Selling Your Business: Overestimating the Value of a “Hold” Strategy

It remains a hotly debated topic among business owners and investment bankers whether holding a business can be better than selling a business. Macro trends […]
May 27, 2016

How Long Will it Take to Sell My Business?

Once one decides to sell a business, there is often great urgency to close a deal sooner rather than later. However, selling a business is […]
March 30, 2016

Avoiding Seller’s Remorse in M&A

Seller’s remorse at some point in the business sale process is extremely common. Because many business owners often spend their lives building up their companies, […]
March 21, 2016

How to Prevent Value Attrition in Mergers & Acquisitions

While companies engage in M&A activity to increase profits, in reality, profit margins often decrease rather than increase following a merger or acquisition. How likely […]
December 9, 2015

How to Prevent M&A Failure

While most people who enter into an M&A deal know that there’s a chance their deal will fall through, few likely know how often this […]
October 3, 2015

Boosting Business Valuation in M&A With Solid Social Media Branding

What is the essence of your business? What is the thing you want customers walking away thinking? Now, how are you ensuring they get the […]
June 6, 2015

Can you Fund a Merger or Acquisition using Bitcoin?

Blockchain–and by association Bitcoin–remain on the yet unpractical bleeding edge for many real-world applications. That is quickly changing–especially for the underlying blockchain tech which is […]
March 27, 2015

Selling Your Business is Stressful

Selling a company can be one of the most stressful processes imaginable. Investment bankers and merger and acquisition intermediaries will tell you they will work […]