12 Things to Know Before You Sell Your Business

M&A involving privately held businesses involve numerous legal, business, HR, IP, accounting, and other issues. Successful navigation of your sale demands an understanding of common dynamics and issues. Here are 12 key points to bear in mind as you move through...

Four Reasons You Should Use an M&A Advisor

Business owners tend to be independent-minded people who believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right—and on your own. You can do your own acquisition, but an experienced third-party advisor offers many advantages. Companies with corporate divisions that are...

Common Mistakes Sellers Make in M&A Transactions

Selling a company is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. The M&A journey demands careful planning and the assistance of skilled professionals. CEOs of companies that have not previously undertaken M&A transactions commonly make mistakes that...

How Millennials Affect M&A

We’ve heard warnings, promises, and paranoia about how Millennials are disrupting everything for years. But the generation once derided as young and technology-obsessed has surprised their parents. They’re older, wiser, and the oldest generation’s predictions haven’t...

M&A Half-Truths That Feed the Overconfidence Trap

Conventional wisdom is often derided—even though much conventional wisdom is supported by facts and research. However, a lot of it is almost right—and terribly wrong in certain circumstances. The realities of M&A are far more nuanced than conventional wisdom might...

Four Helpful Tips for Selling Your Business

The Internet is full of comprehensive guides to selling your business. Ultimately, however, a speedy and lucrative sale boils down to creating the perception of value. If you want to sell your business, a few simple strategies can boost value, create a competitive...