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Preparation: The Key to a Successful Acquisition

Whether you’re finally decided to sell your business or received an unexpected offer from a potential buyer, you may feel a combination of trepidation and excitement. Successfully selling your company requires you to prepare for the brutal realities of due diligence. Due diligence looks at many aspects of your business—legal, financial, tax, operational, human resources,

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Planning: The Key Term in ‘Exit Planning’

Exit planning is about much more than retirement. It’s a key aspect of strategic planning that sets end goals for your business and benchmarks for reaching those goals. You’ll need to analyze the legal, financial, and tax implications of your exit, while keeping your eye on the prize of maximizing value when you exit. Successful

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Dealing With High Customer Concentration Levels

In this series of articles, we’ve been talking about some of the value drivers business owners should focus on that will help them sell their companies (either wholly or partially) at the highest possible price. Among these value drivers are management team depth and having a strong competitive advantage. Another key value driver is your

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What Are Your Business’ Competitive Advantages?

In this series of articles, we’ve been talking about some of the value drivers business owners should focus on that will help them sell their companies (either wholly or partially) at the highest possible price. Among these value drivers are quality financial statements and management team depth. Another key value driver is the degree of

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How Strong is Your Management Team?

Most entrepreneurs hope to one day sell all or a portion of their company to an internal or external buyer or an equity partner who can help grow the business. To maximize the sale price of the business, owners should focus on a few key value drivers between now and the time they plan to

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Focus on Value Drivers

Financial Statement Quality and Accounting Process Integrity In this series of articles, we talked about a few key value drivers business owners should be focusing on if they are planning to sell their company in the near-term future. The first, and probably most important, of these value drivers is financial statement quality and accounting process

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Planning for a Liquidity Event

4 Value Drivers You Should Be Focusing on Now The long-term goal for most closely held business owners is to one day achieve what’s referred to as a liquidity event. This involves either selling their business outright to an external or internal buyer or selling a portion of the business to an equity partner who

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Maximizing Business Market Value – Timing is Everything

There are many things that any business owner should strongly consider when contemplating the sale or private equity placement of their business.  One critical thing to consider is the timing of the sale of your company.  In this article, we will delve more deeply in to the concept of timing. When we sell a stock

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Business Sales Strategy 101

The Basics You’ve spent years growing and developing your business and are now considering a recapitalization or exit strategy. Do you sell a portion of your business to a private equity group in order to take advantage of growth and other business/personal opportunities? Do you sell the entire business to a management team or strategic

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