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How to Realistically Value Your Business

For many business owners, their business is their largest asset, so it’s normal to want to understand its worth. The problem is that it’s not always as straightforward as applying a simple calculation. Valuing a business is subjective, and two people could see the same set of company financials and arrive at vastly different valuations. […]

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Symmetrical Gives Back to Chester and Montgomery Counties

Symmetrical Investments is proud to support local Chester and Montgomery County families. Together with Waste Management, Enterprise Holdings, and UnitedHealthcare, we donated $68,000 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Through the program, many local families are able to afford preschool for their children. Pictured here is Symmetrical’s Managing Partner Chad Byers with Senator […]

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Turning to Family Offices as an Alternative Source of Funding

If you’re in a situation where you’re seeking growth capital and/or potential recapitalization sources, you might have considered approaching a private equity (PE) firm. That can be a great strategy for business owners who have the ability and willingness to sell a large portion (or all) of their company within a strict time frame, but […]

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The Role of Due Diligence When Selling Your Business

If you’re ready to sell your business, you might not be sure what to expect. You’ve spent your life planning and growing your company, and you know your business inside-out – but that doesn’t necessarily mean that a buyer will inherently recognize the value of your business model. A buyer will want to understand all […]

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Facing a Cross-Border Transaction? What You Need to Know

Whether you are a business owner who is looking to grow your company through acquisitions or you are a business owner considering the sale of your company, in many cases it is worthwhile to expand your search internationally. Finding the right target across the border will allow you to enter new markets quickly. There has […]

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Unsolicited Offer for Your Business?

If your business becomes the subject of unexpected acquisition interest, you might feel excited, proud, stressed, and unsure how (or if) to proceed with the conversation. Those emotions are normal, and we have a few quick tips to help you get started and feel empowered throughout the process! Determine an Accurate Valuation As a business […]

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2018 Is the Year for Sellers

In February, we predicted that 2018 would be a big year for middle market M&A, especially for those on the sell side. With the second quarter coming to an end, it’s looking like our prediction will play out. Valuations remain high due to persistent economic optimism. Meanwhile, the middle market transaction count continues to rise […]

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How Family Businesses Do M&A Differently

Over the years we’ve had a lot of experience working with family-owned businesses. Whether it’s on the sell-side or the buy-side of a transaction, we know that family businesses see mergers and acquisitions differently than other types of firms, making their approach to the process unique. The peculiarities of how family businesses handle M&A are […]

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