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So You Want to Attract an Investor to Your Company

When an owner starts to think about selling their company, they don’t dream about being on the market for years or about knocking on doors for the right buyer. Instead, we all dream about the day when the perfect buyer shows up in our lobby begging for a meeting. For most companies, the reality is […]

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M&A Trends in the Middle Market

While Fortune 500 companies and sexy startups often get more media attention, the middle market is a powerful force, made up of nearly 200,000+ businesses, or three percent of all U.S companies and one third of all U.S. jobs. Middle market companies typically have annual revenues of $10MM – $1B and may be private and […]

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Expect Longer Holds in Private Equity

Traditionally, private equity firms that specialize in company buyouts have followed a predictable timeline. The sponsor acquires a new company with the goal of selling it profitably after a three- to five-year holding period. Several experts in the industry are predicting that a significantly longer holding period may start to become just as common. Short […]

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How To Catch the Biggest Fish

Whether you have just started to explore selling your company or if you’ve been preparing to sell for a while, it is likely that you’ve daydreamed about catching the really big fish… a large buyer who will swoop in and instantly see the value in your business model and won’t balk at your asking price. […]

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2019 Rates: What to Expect and How to Prepare

In recent news, outlets are reporting that there may only be one interest rate hike in 2019, in part due to the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal employees without a paycheck. How do interest rate changes affect small to midsize business owners? If you’re a business […]

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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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