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Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business Why Acquisitions Are Good for Business


Acquisitions are good for business! Despite some of the negativity they receive about corporate takeovers and job security, acquisitions...

What Is My Equipment Rental Business Worth? What Is My Equipment Rental Business Worth? What Is My Equipment Rental Business Worth? What Is My Equipment Rental Business Worth?


The best valuations to use when you need to know how much your company can sell for and the market comparisons you need to be doing before...

The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now The Big Risk: Waiting Versus Selling Your Business Now


Brad Mewes is the founder of Supplement!, a strategic, financial and M&A advisory firm specializing in the collision industry. He gives his...

Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business Life After Selling Your Business


Are you selling your business? Is your network on board? Are you ready? And what comes next? Find out what you need to do to properly...

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...

Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur Venture Capital Alternative for the IT Entrepreneur


MidMarket Capital, Inc. explains their "smart equity" model and how it can serve both small entrepreneurial firms looking for an investment...

6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System 6 Key Components of the Entrepreneurial Operating System


Entrepreneurs looking to streamline their processes will want to listen to this latest Divestopedia podcast with our guest, Mike Paton, who...

Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders Evolutionary Capital: Supporting Second Stage Companies and Their Leaders


Evolutionary capital fits somewhere between venture capital and private equity in the second stage of a company’s growth. Although, only...

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...

Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap Avoiding the Exclusive Negotiations Trap


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

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...

Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond Mid-Market Report: Factors Driving M&A in Q4 2015 and Beyond


A summary of Firmex's report created in collaboration with Mergermarket on mid-market M&A projections for 2015. By polling M&A...

Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner Tying the Knot: Getting to 'I Do' with the Right Private Equity Partner


Partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married. Here is some advice on how to choose "the one

Six Critical KPIs That Drive Business Value in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Six Critical KPIs That Drive Business Value in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Six Critical KPIs That Drive Business Value in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Six Critical KPIs That Drive Business Value in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry


Drilling down to the nuts and bolts of financial management analysis offers significant insight on driving business value

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....

Work Smarter Not Harder at Creating Business Value Work Smarter Not Harder at Creating Business Value Work Smarter Not Harder at Creating Business Value Work Smarter Not Harder at Creating Business Value


Excerpts from the book Time Really Is Money: How To Work For $5,000 Per Hour, Burn the Boats Press

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