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Finding a way to get the maximum valuation possible for your business when you're ready to sell is a challenge faced by every business...

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Private equity and strategic buyers come with their own set of financial and ownership objectives. This will undoubtedly have a critical...

What Is a Private Equity Firm? What Is a Private Equity Firm? What Is a Private Equity Firm? What Is a Private Equity Firm?


There are many types of potential buyers for your business. Learn what private equity firms are and how they invest in private companies.

Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market Getting Your Bang for Your Buck in Today's Pricey M&A Market


We know a vast majority of mergers and acquisitions fail. Why is that? Here are 4 key points on how to ensure your business survives and...

Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms Understanding the Difference Between Private Equity & Venture Capital Firms


It’s quite important to understand the distinction between VC and PE firms to save yourself time as well as to maximize the value of your...

Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer Know Your Buyer


If you haven't already considered the types of buyers that are in the market and what they're looking for, you need to start. Whether...

5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions 5 Essential Steps to Ensure Due Diligence in Private Company Acquisitions


Acquisitions are very involved processes and you absolutely need to do your due diligence. There is no better way to avoid unnecessary...

How Your Company Is Valued Depends on the Buyer How Your Company Is Valued Depends on the Buyer How Your Company Is Valued Depends on the Buyer How Your Company Is Valued Depends on the Buyer


Are you preparing to sell your business? Not all buyers will value your company equally, so make sure you are positioning your business in...

Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business Podcast: Wealth Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs Who Sold Their Business


Eighty percent of people with wealth in excess of $5 million gain it through entrepreneurship. Learn about wealth management strategies...

What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal? What Can a Private Equity Investor Control in a Deal?


The current valuations for middle market companies is frustrating private equity investors, but there are ways for them to control, choose...

How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed How Middle Market Business Acquisitions Are Financed


Understand the basic financing structures used in the sale and acquisition of a lower mid-market business.

For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic For High-Tech M&A, Strategic Value is Not Automatic


Dave Kauppi, president of MidMarket Capital, Inc., describes his recent experience in helping a health care information system company get...

Mezzanine Financing and Investing Explained Mezzanine Financing and Investing Explained Mezzanine Financing and Investing Explained Mezzanine Financing and Investing Explained


Mezzanine financing may be a great way for growing businesses to bridge the gap between what conventional banks will lend against assets...

Getting Ready to Sell: Advice from the Experts Getting Ready to Sell: Advice from the Experts Getting Ready to Sell: Advice from the Experts Getting Ready to Sell: Advice from the Experts


Valuable advice from our great Divestopedia Podcast guests.

Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company Valuing the Growth Rate in the Sale of a Technology Company


David Kauppi from MidMarket Capital calculates an adjustment factor for valuations between publicly traded and privately held companies,...

Podcast: After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You Podcast: After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You Podcast: After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You Podcast: After Helping 500,000 Entrepreneurs, Jay Turo Has Advice for You


Growthink's co-founder and CEO, Jay Turo, provides a candid interview on best practices for strategy planning in lower mid-market...

Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016 Mid-Market Report: M&A Outlook for North America in 2016


What should we expect for the North American M&A mid-market in 2016? Firmex and Mergermarket polled experts in their latest report and...

Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You? Is Your Management Team the Right Exit Channel for You?


A management buy-out or buy-in can be an excellent alternative to selling your company. Here are three steps to help you evaluate if...

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Competitive tension is essential to exert control over the sale process and present an enforceable timeline to bidders.