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We've worked to assemble some of the best resources for business owners and their advisors. This section includes whitepapers, excel templates, checklists, free reports, and any other resource we feel adds value to an entrepreneur wanting to prepare a business for sale.

If you are a business owner thinking of selling your company, this ebook will be a guide on every thing you need to know on finding and hiring an investment banking firm. This ebook includes discussion on:THE ROLE OF AN INVESTMENT BANKERM&A RELATED DESIGNATIONSTHE...

To activate the full potential of M&A, investors, executives, and integration teams must prioritize and deliberately consider the right brand architecture. This white paper includes:The role of the brand in M&A success10 prevailing brand...

This comprehensive guide will provide- An overview of the sale process;- Determining best exit strategies;- Description of buyer types;- Summary of the auction methods used to sell a business; and- How to maintain confidentiality during...

This eBook is designed for management teams and business owners contemplating an MBO as an exit channel. Learn about the process, financing options, challenges and everything else you need to know about getting an MBO done. In this eBook,...

Recently, Firmex and Divestopedia partnered to provide transparency into M&A fee structures within North America. Currently, no mainstream published data exists that offers both buyers and sellers insights into average cost structures,...

Your business is likely the most valuable asset you own, but do you really know what it’s worth? With all your chips on the table, can you afford to leave the value of your business to chance? Business value is one of the most critical...

This is a valuation template specifically for buyers. This valuation analysis will help an acquirer answer these three critical questions to determine the price to pay for an acquisition target: What is being purchased? How will the...

Hadley Capital applies a multiple of EBITDA to determine the Enterprise Value of your business. In general, smaller companies typically trade for between 3x to 5x normalized EBITDA. The difference in the multiple is generally the result of...

Running a business is not easy. What is easy is suddenly finding yourself caught up in the day-to-day rather than having the freedom to do what you really love: focusing on the big picture and getting that next big piece of business. Based...

Are you curious to see how the top private equity firms create value? Here's a checklist from Evolution Capital Partners of quarterly action items that they use to build value in their partner companies.Evolution Capital Partners has...

Learn what the top business owners do to build value...

Ready to sell your business but not sure where to get started? Download this free book today to learn how the professionals prepare businesses to attract the ideal buyers.In This Book, You'll Learn:Why your business is not ready to sell...

Sell your business will most likely be the biggest financial transaction of your life. Don't go at it alone. Find a trusted and qualified M&A advisor to help you through the process.In this guide you will learn:The Role of an...

The truth is, people talk.Even if you’re just starting to consider selling your business, it’s hard to know who you can trust. Maybe you have a few basic questions about how to determine whether selling your business is right for you. Do...

The most successful transactions are those that surface the outlier, that one acquirer or investor who sees more value in a business than does any other. Surfacing that outlier requires a combination of identifying the right potential...

This Free Report Reveals...Preparation needed to get the highest selling price and maximize after-tax proceeds.Steps to find the right advisors for your M&A deal team.Navigating the deal documents and limiting downside risk...

Selling a company is stressful, with tight deadlines and a seemingly never-ending request for documents. A lack of preparation on the seller’s part can cause lengthy delays, causing prospective buyers to become distracted or lose...

Are you curious to know what's in a letter of intent from a private equity group? Here is a real one used by Hadley Capital. Also read an article that provide added insight into each section here....

Why do 80% of businesses that come on the market never sell? This short e-book presents the top 10 reasons why businesses don't sell, and what you can do as a business owner to ensure your company is successfully sold when it comes on the...

What is mezzinine financing and when is it used? This whitepaper by Bond Capital provides a comprehensive overview of this layer of capital that fills the gap between senior debt and equity....

The objective of this white paper is to present a reasonable and useful market-tested 'framework’ to quantify operational excellence and its linkages to enterprise value. Then to show that it can act as a 'generally accepted’ starting...

This white paper outlines a new framework and methodology to quantify transferable enterprise value in SMEs. This methodology provides actionable transparency to the operations of a private business - an often missing yet critical...

The purpose of this workbook is to maximize your company’s value by viewing your business through the eyes of a perspective buyer. We have distilled their insights into 53 crucial value factors buyers consider when determining the value of...

This whitepaper helps small and medium sized business owners identify specific items to consider at various stages of the preparation and transfer process in order to maximize value in a business transition...

When you are selling your business, the purchase price will consider an appropriate amount of working capital to be left in the company at closing. But what is an appropriate amount? This excel template will help you determine your...

Understanding the value of your business is an important starting point for major strategic decisions including:Exit planning;Estate planning;Sale to third party;Buying out a shareholder;Selling to employees;Bank financing.This is a "do it...

When selling a business, there are differences in industries, stage of business, and literally dozens of other variables. That being said, there are some truths, call them maxims, that we feel apply to pretty much any company. This guide...

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