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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Many times, owners don’t want to look to the outside to sell their company or they have been approached by employees to purchase the company. It’s important to understand the challenges that come with this (called a management buyout or MBO), and how you may want to approach the situation.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Here’s a breakdown of what lower middle market M&A deals looked like in Q1 of 2022. While global M&A took a hit due to a variety of market factors, you may be surprised by lower mid-market trends.
Reading Time: 5 minutes During “chemistry calls,” I always recommend sellers be prepared to ask buyers specific questions. Because time on these calls can be limited, here are the 3 most important ones, and what you should look for in their responses. You’ll also find the link to my full list of questions you should prepare to ASK and ANSWER.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We know that “time kills all deals.” But does it make sense to wait for the “right” buyer if they’re dragging their feet? Here’s my take on when it’s right or wrong to wait for a buyer (based on a real deal).
Reading Time: 4 minutes Although it doesn’t take much time on Google to find information on the differences between a business broker, M&A advisor, and investment banker, here is a quick recap for you to save you a search. M&A advisors and investment bankers are similar in their offering. Both run a proactive process to sell your company that …
Reading Time: 6 minutes This article is about the lesser-thought-about issues that arise when trying to sell a business with women owned business certifications, and how to mitigate those issues.
Reading Time: 6 minutes An F Reorganization is a tool that allows for a stock sale to be treated as an asset purchase by the buyer, with added benefits for the seller. Here’s a high level view of what an F Reorganization is, why you might want it as a seller (or buyer), and a step-by-step breakdown of how it works.
Reading Time: 6 minutes If you sell your business, you’ll need to know the difference between an asset sale or a stock sale, and the implications of each. This article covers each at a high level, so you’re more prepared when it comes time to negotiate with buyers.