Here’s How to Prepare Your Business for a Future Sale

If you’re contemplating exiting your business, 2019 is a great time to do it. A favorable market, numerous well-qualified buyers, and high valuations make this prime selling time. About a third of businesses take a year to sell. Some take even longer. If you want to...

How to Use EBITDA to Value Your Small Business

Selling a business is a challenging and potentially emotional decision. Owners take into account many factors when determining the asking price. Buyers may look at different factors when weighing the fairness of the price. One valuation metric, EBITDA, provides a...

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...