Approach to M&A Business Valuation

There is no easy way or ‘one size fits all’ approach to estimating the M&A market value of a business. No two businesses are the same and there are several techniques for approximating the value of a company at any given time. At the end of the day, the only way to determine the actual value of a business is to find out the price at which a willing buyer and willing seller will agree to do a transaction. That said, there are numerous factors that directly impact the value of any business, typically including size, growth rate, profit margins, risk, financeability, competitive process and current market conditions. 

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BUSINESS OWNER ALERT!  Educate Yourself Now on the Potential Impact of Likely Tax Increase on Net Proceeds: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (and Might be Very Costly)

BUSINESS OWNER ALERT!  Educate Yourself Now on the Potential Impact of Likely Tax Increase on Net Proceeds: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You (and Might be Very Costly)

The maelstrom of events of 2020 and early 2021 would certainly provide a plausible excuse for business owners to focus on many other priorities than likely changes to the tax code. However, the tax changes proposed by President Biden will have a significant impact on the net proceeds that would be realized by a business owner in a sale transaction. Every owner should make time right now to understand exactly what this may mean to them, regardless of their short- or long-term goals. 

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The Impact of COVID-19 on an Owner’s Decision to Sell in 2021

Given everything that happened in 2020, many business owners have found themselves thinking about the potential timing and preparation for selling or exiting their companies. Some business owners have had to delay timelines for a sale due to the impact of COVID-19 on financial performance. 

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How Much is my Business Worth?

This is not as straight forward a question as many business owners might believe, nor is it as simply answered as many advisors may claim.

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Responding to Unsolicited Offers to Buy Your Company

As the owner of a successful mid-market company, you probably receive numerous inquiries throughout the year from larger corporations, private equity firms, and competitors looking to acquire your business.

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Why It’s Never Too Early to Prepare Your Business for Sale

Successfully selling a business takes a significant investment of time and energy. Transitioning the company you’ve worked hard to build should be executed in a way that achieves your primary goals and objectives.

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3 Biggest Mistakes When Selling a Business

Many bumps, hurdles, and problems can arise throughout the process of selling a business. Some of these are unavoidable...others can be avoided.

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