Divestopedia - The Middle Market M&A Education Site
Divestopedia is a resource for entrepreneurs who want to sell their business for the best price and terms. Whether you are thinking of selling, have started a sales process, or are post deal, we aim to arm you with the knowledge required to maximize value and limit your downside risk.
Divestopedia was a dream of several professionals working in the business of valuing and selling companies. You get to hear about the hard-learned lessons and experiences, both good and bad, we have had in our field. We see the process happening on a regular basis and we want to tell you all about it.
Divestopedia is a family affair. It was started by the father-and-son team of Dale and Cory Janssen.
John Carvalho, CA, CBV, CF - President, Stone Oak Capital Inc.
Dale Janssen - Co-founder Janalta Interactive Inc.
Dale started and developed one of the first Gold Novell Authorized companies in Canada and branched out in technical training. This training company expanded across Canada and was eventually sold to Executrain of Canada, which in turn was absorbed by CDI College in Canada. During this time Dale sat on several Novell and Microsoft Advisory Boards and watched the advent of Certification Training on the Internet. He purchased and developed one of the largest certification websites on the Internet, Cramsession.com and eventually sold it to BrainBuzz of Tampa, Florida. Since that time, he has started, developed, managed and flipped several popular web properties.
Cory Janssen - Co-founder Janalta Interactive Inc.
Our Distinguished Advisory Board
Divestopedia is assembling some of the best minds advising on the process of preparing and executing the sale of mid-market businesses. They work in the field daily and see the process happening on a regular basis. Divestopedia is lucky enough to have the benefit of these advisory board members and their many years of experience.
Noah B. Rosenfarb, CPA - Freedom Exit Advisors
Scott Yoder, CEPA, CM&AA, CPA- Freedom Exit Advisors
Why Should You Pay Attention?
Our terms and articles cover anything and everything to do with the process of determining whether to sell your business, how to go about doing so and what "gotchas" you should be aware of along the way. Divestopedia is solely committed to delivering impartial content that is easy to understand, specific to corporate valuations and free. This doesn't mean we don't cover peripheral concepts like retirement and employee retention, but it does mean that we look at those topics as they relate to you, the company owner, broker or curious reader.
No textbook in business school can prepare you for the roller-coaster of selling. We believe the best way to learn is to get the experience of those who have been there before - the entrepreneurs, investment bankers, serial buyers and other service providers who have gone through the process.
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