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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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Recapitalization and Business Owner Flexibility

Many business owners find themselves approaching retirement age but their wealth is tied up in their largest and most important asset, their business. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, recapitalization is a great option. A recap is essentially an alteration of the company’s financial structure by adding debt, bringing on investors, or buying out […]

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The Growing Popularity of Independent Sponsorship

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed a significant growth in the popularity of the independent sponsorship model. While this model used to be seen as merely a stepping stone for those with experience in the middle market to start their own fund, it has now become a generally accepted alternative investment model. What is […]

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