Capital Structure


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Finding out the hard way that your main source of revenue is no longer viable is a crushing blow for all businesses. What do you do when...

Podcast: Is Venture Capital Your Ideal Partner? Interview with Jeff Grabow Podcast: Is Venture Capital Your Ideal Partner? Interview with Jeff Grabow Podcast: Is Venture Capital Your Ideal Partner? Interview with Jeff Grabow Podcast: Is Venture Capital Your Ideal Partner? Interview with Jeff Grabow


This podcast with Jeff Grabow takes you through the benefits of partnering up with a venture capitalist to grow your business. Sometimes...

The Reasonable Payback Period for an Investment in a Small- or Medium-sized Business The Reasonable Payback Period for an Investment in a Small- or Medium-sized Business The Reasonable Payback Period for an Investment in a Small- or Medium-sized Business The Reasonable Payback Period for an Investment in a Small- or Medium-sized Business


What should you expect your payback period to be when you sell your small or medium business? You'll find this depends on a variety of...

Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing Podcast: Business Financing Talk with 'the SBA Guy', John Thwing


This in-depth view of financing business deals is exactly what you need to read, whether you're thinking of buying or selling. With more...

How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process How Technology is Changing the Deal-Making Process


The internet has radically transformed numerous industries including music, publishing and retail. Middle market M&A has been slow to adopt...

A Visual Framework for Business Valuation A Visual Framework for Business Valuation A Visual Framework for Business Valuation A Visual Framework for Business Valuation


Tim Vipond of Corporate Finance Institute offers a visual aide that he's created to help you better understand business valuations and how...

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...

How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value How Your Balance Sheet Impacts Business Value


A balance sheet is one of the most common starting places for buyers when attempting to assess the value of your company. Learn which line...

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...

Podcast: Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Podcast: Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Podcast: Activities That Create the Highest Business Value Podcast: 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...

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...

Avoid These Four Mid-Market Deal Killers Avoid These Four Mid-Market Deal Killers Avoid These Four Mid-Market Deal Killers Avoid These Four Mid-Market Deal Killers


Few experiences in business are more harrowing than having a deal to sell your company fall apart. While the ups and downs of a deal are...

Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company Options for Business Real Estate When Selling a Company


Understanding options related to business real estate will help maximize value and achieve the goals desired in a transaction.

Determining Benchmark Working Capital in a Business Acquisition Determining Benchmark Working Capital in a Business Acquisition Determining Benchmark Working Capital in a Business Acquisition Determining Benchmark Working Capital in a Business Acquisition


Having a good understanding of the company’s working capital needs is extremely important in a sales process. Invest the time necessary to...

Pitfalls to Watch for in Professional Practice Mergers & Acquisitions Pitfalls to Watch for in Professional Practice Mergers & Acquisitions Pitfalls to Watch for in Professional Practice Mergers & Acquisitions Pitfalls to Watch for in Professional Practice Mergers & Acquisitions


You may only do one merger or acquisition in your life, but it will be one of the most important transactions of your life. Here are some...

The Importance of Projections in Determining Business Value The Importance of Projections in Determining Business Value The Importance of Projections in Determining Business Value The Importance of Projections in Determining Business Value


It's no secret that valuations are a big part of the business selling process, and it's a critical step. Weighing future projections is a...

Deal Structures Through the Eyes of an Acquirer Deal Structures Through the Eyes of an Acquirer Deal Structures Through the Eyes of an Acquirer Deal Structures Through the Eyes of an Acquirer


In many cases, the sellers of a business (and even their intermediaries) have no idea how buyers finance an acquisition, but a closer look...

Podcast: Building Your Business through Acquisition Podcast: Building Your Business through Acquisition Podcast: Building Your Business through Acquisition Podcast: Building Your Business through Acquisition


Understand the different ways that owners have utilized capital structure to enhance the growth of their business and, eventually, their...

Podcast: How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner Podcast: How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner Podcast: How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner Podcast: How to Choose the Right Private Equity Partner


Are you thinking of taking on a private equity partner? Here are some things to consider when evaluating potential suitors.