Reading Time: 4 minutes A behind-the-scenes look at my most recently-closed IT M&A deal, that yielded a very high multiple, a short earnout period, and lots of cash at close.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The top 4 aspects that determine a company’s value, along with one that can reduce your value dramatically. Get a start on understanding how to increase your multiples.
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are a business owner thinking about selling in 2023 or later, join our newsletter series, Getting Ready to Sell in 2023. Every Friday for 16 weeks, we’ll send you an email with useful topics and resources based on successful M&A transactions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Most owners don’t pay themselves a market rate salary. So when it’s time to sell their business , they run into a decision of how to determine their post-sale salary. Here are thoughts and strategies to maximize your take-home value.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What you should know and expect when it comes to indemnification escrows, holdbacks, and baskets (tipping baskets and true deductible baskets) for M&A transactions. These offer security against reps and warranties.
Reading Time: 5 minutes What are representations and warranties? This is a part of the M&A process that can go under the radar, leading to an end-of-process scramble. Learn all you need to know about the process of documenting reps and warranties, including examples and when to start.
Reading Time: 7 minutes I often see sellers question what to include in an NDA for an M&A transaction. Hint: you can’t just use your standard day-to-day NDA. Here are 6 things that must be in your NDA with a prospective buyer.
Reading Time: 4 minutes U.S. middle-market PE firms have seen decreased deal count and value in 2022. Let’s look specifically at M&A activity in the IT sector, and what sellers could expect going forward.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If you own a business, you’ll likely get unsolicited offers to buy your company. While random phone calls may make you roll your eyes, an unexpected offer from an acquaintance or peer may pique your interest. Here are three do’s and three don’ts that I think every owner should know about unsolicited offers.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You sold your company – now how much should you compensate your non-shareholder management team or key employees? I think this falls into two categories: a sale bonus and a retention bonus.