John Carvalho Contributor Bio - Divestopedia

John Carvalho

President, Divestopedia Inc.


John is president and founder of Stone Oak Capital Inc., an M&A advisory firm. For more than 20 years, John has served his clients on numerous valuation, acquisition and divestiture assignments in a wide variety of industries. John holds the Corporate Finance designation, is a Chartered Business Valuator and a Chartered Accountant.

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Q&A by John Carvalho

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    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 no-names teaser to as many qualified parties as possible. I...

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    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 appropriately prepare, plan and execute the sale of a mid-market...

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    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 consideration include a seller's note, an earnout or, in your...

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