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: 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: 4 minutes When selling your company, it’s important to prepare for “chemistry calls.” There are three questions that buyers almost always ask sellers – make sure you’ve got the best answers prepared. I also share my full list of questions you should be prepared to ASK and ANSWER.
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 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes After years of selling technology companies, here is my list of 10 things a mergers and acquisitions advisor or broker should do for you when you sell your company.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I was part of a diverse panel of M&A advisors and experts at the NexGen 2021 conference, where we discussed how MSPs should navigate the M&A market in 2021 and 2022. Here’s a recap of valuable insights in case you couldn’t make it.
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: 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.