Sale Process

The sale process is the moment of truth. It is when all the blood, sweat and tears is converted to cold hard cash. Most entreprenueurs only get the chance to do it once, so make the most of it.



A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions


Investment banks offer expertise and know-how that can add significant value to any transaction, but complicated fee structures can be...

Why the Next 180 Days Are Significant When Preparing to Sell Your Business Why the Next 180 Days Are Significant When Preparing to Sell Your Business Why the Next 180 Days Are Significant When Preparing to Sell Your Business Why the Next 180 Days Are Significant When Preparing to Sell Your Business


When business owners are preparing to sell, the next 180 days is a critical time period to execute all significant changes that may be...

The Exclusive Negotiations Fallacy The Exclusive Negotiations Fallacy The Exclusive Negotiations Fallacy The Exclusive Negotiations Fallacy


It is a common fallacy that an exclusively negotiated deal is faster, easier and quieter than a structured process. In reality, the...

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 exit?

Earnouts or Burnouts: Don't Get Burned on an Earnout Earnouts or Burnouts: Don't Get Burned on an Earnout Earnouts or Burnouts: Don't Get Burned on an Earnout Earnouts or Burnouts: Don't Get Burned on an Earnout


Earnouts are difficult legal clauses to manage and can often lead to misunderstanding and difficulty realizing them. Here is a practical...

Preparing for an Actual Increase in Purchase Price During Due Diligence Preparing for an Actual Increase in Purchase Price During Due Diligence Preparing for an Actual Increase in Purchase Price During Due Diligence Preparing for an Actual Increase in Purchase Price During Due Diligence


It's a common concern for business sellers that their price will be knocked down as a result of what's discovered during the due diligence...

Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling Increase Your Company Debt? Why Not, It May Be an Option to Selling


For companies with low debt on their balance sheets, leveraging back to an optimal capital structure can allow an owner to monetize the...

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.

Diversifying Without Selling Your Business Diversifying Without Selling Your Business Diversifying Without Selling Your Business Diversifying Without Selling Your Business


Business owners often have all their wealth tied up in their business. But diversifying doesn't have to involve selling - or even giving up...

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...

In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 3) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 3) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 3) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 3)


This is part three of a three-part series from Dave Kauppi, M&A advisor with MidMarket Capital, Inc., that identifies the natural...

In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 2) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 2) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 2) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 2)


Dave Kauppi, M&A advisor with MidMarket Capital, Inc., identifies buyer attacks on the transaction value of your business during the...

In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1)


Unless your company is one of those "must-haves" with buyers crawling all over you, you are subject to a process that greatly favors the...

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.

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...

How to Avoid Lowball Offers When Selling Your Company How to Avoid Lowball Offers When Selling Your Company How to Avoid Lowball Offers When Selling Your Company How to Avoid Lowball Offers When Selling Your Company


It's important to have a plan to find the right kind of buyers when selling your company in order to avoid lowball offers and wasting your...

How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process How to Retain Key Employees During a Sale Process


If not managed properly, poor deal team engagement can harm your sale price, or worse, kill your deal. Learn how to motivate your key...

How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company? How Would a Private Equity Firm Value Your Company?


Hadley Capital, a private equity firm, explains how they would value your business for sale. Learn about the methods used and what to...

10 Ways to Attract Private Equity 10 Ways to Attract Private Equity 10 Ways to Attract Private Equity 10 Ways to Attract Private Equity


Private equity can be an excellent exit alternative for many mid-market business. Learn 10 ways to be more attractive to a private equity...