Category: Build Company Value

Learn the 3 Driving Forces That Build Company Value Having been on both sides of the table, Craig Dickens brings first hand experience and professionalism to the age old question of “What’s my business worth”. In this interview he shares how to shift from working IN your business to working ON your business and the […]

Merit Harbor Capital, a Seattle-Tacoma based investment bank, was recently awarded the prestigious Acquisition International’s award for Leading M&A Adviser of the Year – USA. “A healthy U.S. economy has resulted in a robust market for business owners looking to sell,” said Craig Dickens, Co-Founder & CEO of Merit Harbor. “We are very grateful to […]

Merit Harbor Capital Announces Image Options’ Acquisition of Splash! Events Merit Harbor Capital, a Seattle-based investment bank with offices throughout the Western U.S., is pleased to announce Image Options’ acquisition of Splash! Events, Inc. Craig Dickens, Co-Founder and CEO of Merit Harbor, stated: “Image Options is a diversified manufacturer and a market leader in Wide-Format […]

Blockchain’s Disrupting Role in Investment Banking Blockchain technology makes it feasible to track the exchange of virtually anything (houses, money, car titles, stocks) without the necessity of relying on one single entity (i.e. a bank) to act as an intermediary. Instead of relying on a middleman, blockchains are databases (i.e. super-powered spreadsheets) that run across […]

A question I am most often asked by business owners is “What makes Merit Harbor Group different?” Indeed, it is a fair question to ask. After all, with the plethora of investment banks out there, what makes any of them stand out from the rest? Perhaps our biggest differentiating factor involves our process. Due to […]

CEO’s and business owners will have too much or too little of it at some point in their company’s lifecycle. How you respond to these eventualities are critical to your company’s success as well as your personal and professional development. Inherent in the management of any business, there is a dynamic interplay between cash and […]

Author: Mark Spickett There are three metrics for both public and private Middle Market companies that drive acquisition value: 1. Growth – Historical revenue growth trajectory and consistency of growth. 2. Earnings – Acquiring companies buy streams of cash flows/profits. 3. Size – The larger the firm the better (more reliable cash flows/less perceived risk). […]