Category: Merger and Acquisitions

M&A advisors can add real value to a transaction. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing an M&A advisor to partner with as you begin to prepare for a sale. Get Your Books in Order Having your books in order can speed the sale along, and will instill confidence and trust in potential […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three metrics for both public and private Middle Market companies drive acquisition value: Growth – Historical revenue growth rate and consistency of growth. Earnings – Acquiring companies buy streams of cash flows/profits. Size – The larger the firm the better (more reliable cash flows/less perceived risk). There is no secret sauce or formula as to […]

Grow Fast & Exit Profitably!™ Interviewer: Mark Soupiset Participant: Craig Dickens: Principal / M&A Advisor | One Accord ______________________________________________________________ Hi and thank you for joining us for this episode of Mid-Market Update. I am your Host Mark Soupiset. We are joined again today by Certified M&A Advisor and One Accord Principal Craig Dickens. Mark: Craig […]