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.
This due diligence request list will help you understand what documents are required for due diligence and when a buyer is requesting too much info.
There are forms of concentration such as vendor, geographic, industry and employee concentration that can also affect valuations depending on your size. Let’s take a look at them in detail.
High customer concentration occurs when a single customer or client accounts for 10% or more of your revenue, or when your largest four to five customers account for 25% or more of your revenue. Find out why this is bad and how to avoid it.
How Long Does an M&A Transaction for an IT Business Really Take? Honestly, I get this question a lot! And my answer is….. it depends on who the buyer is and how well you know them. Find out more.
I didn’t hire an M&A advisor, but in hindsight it was probably one of the worst mistakes I made! Why didn’t I engage an advisor? I didn’t want to pay out any more of my proceeds and I was already paying a good chunk in legal fees.
Predictions for M&A. Don’t be surprised if the volume of calls from PE firms increases. CEO’s are ready to move forward with their future plans. Valuations will increase even more for companies who did not see a drop in revenue in 2020. Large mega (international) conferences are dead for the near future.
Buyers will pay more for companies that have “recurring” revenue. But what about “repeat” revenue? And what really is the difference? Then, let’s not forget about “renewal” revenue and what value it may still have.
The question most sellers are concerned about which is Capital Gains and the likelihood that they will increase under the Biden administration, or more immediately in 2021.