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risk-adjusted, risk-free rate, valuation, private company


Private companies are valued based on a multiple of EBITDA, with the multiple typically being lower because they are considered riskier than their public company peers.

How Targeted Should Your Sale Process Be?


How do you determine the right number of buyers to approach? This article will evaluate the spectrum of options to maximum value on a short timeline, with the...

retirement planning, exit planning, value gap


In this podcast with GEXP Collaborative's Brandon Wood, you'll learn what a value gap is and why you need to take a good look at your lifestyle expenses so you're not...

valuation, maximize value


Finding a buyer who will pay a premium for your company is a major step in realizing a successful sale of a business. Ever wonder why a buyer pays a premium to begin...

environmental assessment, environmental report, phase 1 environmental report


For bricks and mortar companies or those that offer products or services associated with chemicals or commodities, a buyer is sure to require an environmental assessment...

insurance, key man provision


What types of insurance best serve the interests of entrepreneurs? Learn about them here so you can protect yourself and your future.

increase value, grow value, valuation


It can be hard to focus on increasing the value of your business if you have no immediate intention of selling, but putting the work in ahead of time can ensure that...

family wealth transfer, wealth transfer, family business


High net worth families have unique transfer challenges when it comes to preserving wealth and improving the business transition experience for the next generation.

tax strategy, taxes, tax deduction, depreciation, cost segregation, accelerated depreciation


CSSI's Jodi Nielsen and David Deshotels explain how to make use of cost segregation as a way to improve your cash flow. Listen to this podcast to discover if accelerated...

Private Equity Firms: Are They a Good Fit for Your Business?


Selecting the right buyer is just as important as the price you settle on. Private equity firms are just one option to consider for owners looking to sell their business.

investment banker, investment bank


One of the most common criticisms against investment bankers is the accusation that their only motivation is to get a deal done at all costs. Find out why those...

exit planning, strategic planning, recovery


Whether you've been through a recession or not, you still get a shiver when you think about what would happen to your business if one happened tomorrow. This podcast...

A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations


An overview of some of the top M&A designations, what they entail and how they can boost your career. Let this article guide your selections as you decide how best to...

strategic planning, exit strategy, strategy


Strategic planning can be a simple enough process to start. Use these three questions to get yourself positioned to increase business value.

exit planning


Mike Rynchek from Spyder Trap details his entrepreneurial journey from start to finish. Learn his views on work-life balance and how they can positively influence you...

Experts


What are the best methods to find buyers for a business?


I am of the opinion that in order to maximize value in the sale of a mid-market business, a widely-marketed sale process should be conducted. This means getting a...

When is the best time of year to sell a business?


There are plenty of articles answering the question: how long does it take to sell a business? The typical response is that it takes about 8 to 12 months to...

What should I look for with non-cash consideration?


Receiving consideration other than cash is not uncommon. In fact, it is very rare that vendors receive all cash for their business. Different forms of non-cash...

What's the difference between growth capex, maintenance capex and internally financed capex?


There are generally two reasons companies spend money on capital expenditures (capex): to grow the business, and to maintain the business. Once a company determines it...

What are typical fee structures for portfolio companies by private equity groups?


A private equity group has a lot of flexibility typically in how they collect fees or harvest value from a company in which they are invested. The form and structure of...