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The Importance of Shared Culture in M&A Deals

One key element of a successful merger has little to do with business strategy or sales numbers. Two companies might seem like a match on paper, but without a shared culture, a merger is at risk of failing. At Symmetrical, we’ve overseen countless M&A deals and know how to find corporate matches that will lead […]

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Why Add-On Deals Are on the Rise

One of the most popular types of acquisition for mid-sized companies is an add-on deal. In 2022, add-ons comprised 77% of US PE deals, an approximate jump of 3 percentage points from 2021, according to PitchBook data. At Symmetrical, we have deep experience helping business owners find the best structure for selling their businesses. Here’s […]

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The Role of Leadership in M&A Success

Selling a business is a big change, and times of change can often produce feelings of uncertainty or fear. But with the right messaging, change can also be considered an opportunity for growth and new success. That’s why strong leadership is such a key element of a successful M&A process. Whether selecting the right buyer […]

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10 Common Pitfalls in M&A Negotiations

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer tremendous potential for companies seeking growth and expansion. At Symmetrical, we know that negotiations can be fraught with risk for sellers. Recognizing and avoiding common pitfalls is crucial for maximizing value and achieving a successful outcome. Here are 10 common pitfalls we’ve seen and how to avoid them. 1. Underestimating […]

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Should You Work With an M&A Advisor When You Sell Your Business?

For successful middle-market companies, the decision to sell can be as exhilarating as it is daunting. Having nurtured your business to the point of profitability and growth, you now stand at the threshold of a new chapter. One choice you’ll face: do you navigate the intricacies of selling your masterpiece alone or work with an […]

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The Art of Negotiation: 4 Tips for Successfully Closing a Deal in M&A

So, you’ve decided to put your middle-market company on the M&A market. This is a momentous step, but the journey ahead demands careful preparation; among the most crucial aspects is mastering the art of negotiation. Whether you’re facing seasoned acquirers or navigating multiple bids, knowing how to negotiate effectively can transform a good deal into […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Business Owners Choose to Sell Their Companies

Selling your business isn’t just a transaction; it’s a transformative moment. At Symmetrical, we understand the emotional and financial complexities involved and are here to guide you through every step of the process.  What inspires owners to sell businesses and enter the M&A arena? 1. Freedom to explore something new. Sometimes, ambition outpaces the boundaries […]

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The Future of Middle Market M&A: Trends and Predictions for the Coming Year

The middle market M&A landscape has been dynamic in recent years, with evolving economic forces, technological advancements, and shifting investor priorities shaping the playing field. At Symmetrical, as we look toward the coming year, we are staying ahead of the curve and anticipating emerging trends that will impact deal flow, valuations, and deal dynamics. Here […]

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Navigating the Complexities of M&A Financing

Sellers in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions often face complex financing challenges. They have to secure funding to finance the deal, ensure that the financing is favorably structured, and manage the associated risks. There are several different financing options available to sellers in M&A transactions, including debt financing, equity financing, and hybrid financing structures. The […]

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Middle-Market M&A Deals

In the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), maximizing value is a constant pursuit, especially in middle-market transactions. While the process can be complex and demanding, there are strategic approaches that can significantly enhance the outcome for business owners seeking to sell their companies. 1. Target Strategic Buyers Who Value Your Synergies Strategic buyers […]

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