September 19, 2016

How to Find Accredited Investors

Despite much of the buzz surrounding Jobs Acts 1 and 2, I’m suspicious of things actually changing much. The risk of allowing general solicitation and […]
September 11, 2016

Capital Returns vs. Capital Appreciation

Seemingly conflicted investment philosophies abound. The goals of the individual and institutional investor alike will drive the way we see stocks and their relative value. There […]
September 5, 2016

When (and How) to Walk Away from a Deal

Deal-making is as much art as it is science. The science is generally performed on the front-end of the deal by equity analysts and expert […]
August 28, 2016

Corporate Governance for Estate Taxes of the Deceased

Will the amount paid under the agreement to heirs of a deceased shareholder govern for estate tax purposes? Not necessarily. It is possible that the […]
August 27, 2016

The Real Problem With Most Companies: They’re Not Built to Sell

There is a real sickness in most lower middle-market businesses: they’re not built to sell. They’re built to operate, make money and provide a living, […]
August 22, 2016

#EquityCrowdfunding for Mergers & Acquisitions: Liquidity for Business Owners?

The hype over the JOBS Act was certainly warranted. For over 70 years, the ability for private companies to have access to capital has been […]
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 […]
July 25, 2016

7 Most Common Investment Objectives

Apart from measuring a standard ROI (return on investment) or avoiding investment losses, investors often have very different objectives when approaching the way they place […]
July 18, 2016

Why You Need a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)

The antifraud securities laws state that it is against the law for an issuer to sell any securities by means of any oral or written […]
July 17, 2016

How to Break out of the Middle Market

Unfortunately, there is something very illusive about taking your company from good to great. It’s not just about the “Level 5 Leaders” spoken of in […]