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Protecting Confidential Information in an M&A Deal

The average cost of a data breach is $3.8 million globally. Are you doing enough to protect confidential corporate information during your M&A deal? 
Build and Exit a Billion Dollar Business

Many entrepreneurs dream of building and exiting a billion dollar business. Learn how to from Terry Freeman, an entrepreneur who has done it before. 
Maintaining Confidentiality When Selling a Mid-Market Business

One of the biggest fears when sell a business is breach of confidentiality. You never want your employees, customers or competitors to know before the time is right. Here are four tactics to manage confidentiality in a mid-market business sale. 
Private Equity Basics For Mid-Market Entrepreneurs

Private equity buyers can be a great exit option for many middle market business owners. In this podcast, learn the basics of private equity and how to attract investment from these groups. 
The Single Most Important Lever Driving Corporate Value

There are many drivers that can increase the value of a business, but one is more important than any other. 
Why Your M&A Advisor Should Use Online Deal Sourcing

There are some common objections about online deal sourcing, but it is an important tool for completing middle market M&A transactions. Here we debunk the three most common objections to online platforms. 
Avoid These Four Mid-Market Deal Killers

Few experiences in business are more harrowing than having a deal to sell your company fall apart. While the ups and downs of a deal are inevitable, having your transaction get permanently derailed is not. 

A summary of the general requirements for developing a business valuation as per the American Society of Appraisers. 
Establishing Deadlines in Your M&A Deal

The difference between a goal and a dream is that a goal has a deadline. The same can be said about the difference between a deal in principle and a “done deal”. 
Micro Private Equity: The Art of Acquiring Small Businesses

Learn about the opportunities present in micro private equity. Deal structuring will be an important skill for young entrepreneurs looking to acquire businesses and those owners seeking an exit. 
The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

What if you died and your spouse just inherited your business. What should they do with it? Learn more about business continuity planning in cases of unforeseen events. 
Using Representations and Warranties Insurance in Mid-Market M&A Deals

Representations and warranties insurance can help facilitate the transaction process while offering business owners a strengthened bargaining position, favorable exit terms, and improved economics. 
How to Become a Passive Owner in Your Business

If you want to sell your company, you must prove to a buyer that success is not dependent on your day-to-day involvement. But how can you start to remove yourself from the business? Learn how from one of the thought leaders on the topic, Josh Patrick. 
Beyond Valuation: Factors That Sellers Weigh in an M&A Deal

Buying and selling a business is about more than just valuation. Here are other considerations that sellers weight when doing a M&A deal. 
Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company

Understanding options related to business real estate will help maximize value and achieve the goals desired in a transaction. 
5 Reasons Why You’re Not Creating an Exit Plan for Your Business

If you’re anything like the average mid-market business owner, chances are you don’t have a formal exit plan. Don't fret, you're not alone. 
Preserving Life Stories for Family Businesses

Learn how owners can make sure their business and family legacy is long-lasting and positive. 
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Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and restructuring costs (EBITDAR) is an extension of EBITDA and is generally used by firms that are... Read more 

Subordination Agreement

A subordination agreement is created when a lender is given first priority to a company’s business assets with no regards to the outside lenders' provision of... Read more 

Capitalization Table

A capitalization table is an organized chart that illustrates the percentages of ownership among stakeholders. It will all company securities including stock,... Read more 

Classified Boards

Classified boards is a type of organizational structure for a firm's board of directors. Classified boards stagger the term lengths served by different board... Read more 

Turn of Leverage

A turn of leverage or a turn of debt describes an organization's debt to EBITDA leverage ratio. It is also known as yield per turn of leverage. For example, two... Read more 
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