Reading Time: 5 minutes It has been over two years since I have written about M&A fees, and I felt it was time for an update. After all, a lot has happened in two years! Here are highlights from M&A fee surveys, and takeaways from my personal experience over the last two years.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When is the best time of year to sell your business? Linda takes her experience as an M&A advisor and discusses the optimal time to go to market, and the worst time to start searching for buyers.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Getting a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with a company or individual you want to sell to is an accomplishment. Unfortunately, there are almost always bumps in the road before a deal is closed at the price and terms specified in the LOI. Here are some of the most common bumps that can appear, and what you can do to mitigate or avoid them.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Even though I focus on “sell-side,” it’s important to stay educated on what buyers are thinking. I reached out to my friends at IT Valuations for their perspective on the top 5 things buyers look for in an acquisition.
Reading Time: 7 minutes The day you receive your first LOI is pretty special. Someone is ready to give you hard, cold cash for your years of effort. Now what? Here are the top questions about LOIs.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Understanding the difference between an IOI and LOI can be difficult for anyone new to M&A. Here are the most common items you MIGHT find in an IOI.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Like strategic buyers and private equity groups, FOs are currently swimming in cash and looking to make good strategic investments. Find out what you need to know when selling your busines.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Summer is the time to relax, but it is also a time for us to sharpen our minds and think about how to be more strategic in our business. Therefore, whatever reading we do engage in should be quick, easy, and impactful.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Add-on acquisitions are on the rise, and it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down. If you’re considering selling your small to mid-sized company in the next few years, this is great news.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Here is a scenario I see time and time again…. The owner has been running the company successfully for 20+ years and is now thinking about exiting. They share with the prospective buyers that they want to exit shortly after the sale. Buyer response……. Who is your 2iC and can they run the business?