Category: M & A for Entreprenuers

Anyone can exit; however, exiting profitably takes both mental and financial preparedness and the right team on your side. Selling your company takes a plan. As we examined in a previous Blog “Are You Mentally Ready To Sell” being mentally ready to sell your business is the first step to looking at our life’s work […]

“Boutique Investment Bank of the Year” Finalist We are pleased to have been announced as a finalist for the “Boutique Investment Bank of the Year” by The M&A Advisor, a leading organization founded in 1998 that recognizes excellence, honors achievement, presents thought leadership and facilitates connections among the world’s leading M&A professionals. Our Founders will […]

Why EBITDA and Cash Flow Are Not Synonymous EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Depreciation, and Amortization) is a standard tool in assessing a company’s valuation, ever since it started to be used as an important component of an LBO strategy in order to determine how much debt a company can handle. Moreover, there are certain figures […]

Investing in Private Equity – What You Need to Know One need only to peruse the historical data associated with private equity investing to see why investors consider it to be a worthwhile venture. When juxtaposed to other investment types (Nasdaq and the S&P 500), private equity offers the best return. In some cases, like […]

IPO’s often turn into huge successes. Google and Facebook are easy examples.  There are many solid reasons for a company to go public. Cash is an obvious one. Typically, IPOs raise between $100 million and $150 million. Going public is considered significant achievement, because a publicly traded company must adhere to strict federal regulations. This […]

Common Private Equity Strategies for Investors Private equity are assets consisting of equity securities and debt in operating companies not traded publicly on a stock exchange. A private equity investment is usually made by a private equity firm, a venture capital firm, or an investor. Each of these investors has its own goals and missions […]

Investing in Private Equity If one ponders the historical data in reference to private equity investing one can comprehend why investors consider it to be a worthwhile venture. When juxtaposed to other investment types (Nasdaq and the S&P 500), private equity offers the best return. In some circumstances, the return associated with private equity is […]

How to Avoid Failure in M&A Although one enters an M&A deal know knowing the inherent risk that the deal will sour, one may not know how often it happens. The Harvard Business Review claims that the fail rate is near 90%. Multiple studies agree that a deal is far more likely to fail than […]

Apple Sauce  Last week my financial advisor suggested I buy some Apple stock so I picked up a few shares. Then this happened: This graph illustrates two things: 1. Never ask me for a stock tip. 2. Companies trade on the future, not the past Today the S&P 500 is trading at around 7.5 times […]

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