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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...

Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Activities That Create the Highest Business Value


Business owners should be spending time on activities that can add the greatest value to their businesses. Rob Slee, renown value creation...

Private Capital Markets 101 Private Capital Markets 101 Private Capital Markets 101 Private Capital Markets 101


Rules followed by the Public Capital Markets do not necessarily apply to the Private Capital Markets. Here is a summary of what you need to...

The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company? The First Question in Exit Planning: Who Is Going to Own Your Company?


The most important question that business owners need to answer is who is going to own their business in a few years. Based on their answer...

How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit How to Increase the Probability of a Successful Exit


Have you defined what a successful exit actually looks like? Do you have a realistic goal for when you want to sell the company and how...

How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value How to Perform a Successful Competitor Analysis (and Use it to Your Advantage) to Maximize Value


The results of a competitor analysis can ultimately help your business to maximize its value through the eyes of a potential acquirer....

How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit How Industry Consolidation Can Impact a Business Exit


Have you considered the stage of consolidation in your industry and how that might impact your plans for an

Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies Acquisition Growth Strategies for Middle Market Companies


Podcast with John Bly, author of 'Cracking the Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for...

Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market Making Business Valuations Affordable, Accessible and Real-Time for the Middle Market


In the past, knowing the real-time value of your private businesses was impossible. BizEquity is changing that by democratizing business...

Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture Real Economic Value in Driving Corporate Culture


If you could purposely - not accidentally, but purposely - create the culture that had the highest probability of causing your people to...

The No.1 Way to Increase the Perceived Value of a Construction Company The No.1 Way to Increase the Perceived Value of a Construction Company The No.1 Way to Increase the Perceived Value of a Construction Company The No.1 Way to Increase the Perceived Value of a Construction Company


Construction is an inherently risky business, which can leave buyers painting all construction companies with the same brush. Check out a...

How Do I Attract a High Multiple for My Business? - The Sales Process How Do I Attract a High Multiple for My Business? - The Sales Process How Do I Attract a High Multiple for My Business? - The Sales Process How Do I Attract a High Multiple for My Business? - The Sales Process


Attract a high multiple for your private company by learning how the sales process impacts a company valuation

28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business 28 Skeletons You Must Air Out to Avoid Problems Selling Your Business


Companies are better off understanding their financial skeletons and airing them out, rather than sweeping them under the carpet. Here are...

9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape 9 Financial Tips to Keep Your Business in Sale Ready Shape


When it's time to sell your business, your numbers must tell the right story. Ensure you know your numbers inside and out by following...

How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table How Private, Mid-Market Businesses Can Avoid Leaving Money on the Table


The average business has a 26% value gap. Think of it as the amount of money that you would leave on the table if you went to sell your...

Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company Deal Momentum: A Key Factor When Selling Your Company


When you're selling your business, the worst enemy is time. Don't be a casualty; follow these 14 tried and true ways to push deal momentum...

A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations


Attaining a designation can be a key strategy for getting ahead in the M&A industry. Here are some of the top M&A designations, what they...

A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business A Serial Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business


Most business owners only sell a business once. Serial entrepreneurs are a different breed, though. They understand maximizing value and...

When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? When is the Best Time to Sell My Business?


If you are selling your business, there is always a right time and a wrong time. This article tells you why waiting until the right time...