5 Acquisition Deal Breakers

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 by

After many months of investigation, you’ve narrowed your acquisition targets down to the one company you want to acquire. The company’s product line complements your own and presents tremendous growth opportunity. Everything is running smoothly and you’re building a great relationship. Then everything goes belly up.

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Business Exit Planning: Taking the First Step

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015 by

The first challenge in business exit planning for an owner is deciding is it time to exit or transition their business. It takes time to reach this difficult decision, but where delays are often seen is after the decision has already been made. There are many factors that cause a business owner to not begin […]

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Business Exit Planning: How Will I Know When the Time is Right?

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 by

Exiting a business takes a lot of planning and preparation, but one of the first steps the owner needs to take is deciding when to exit. This can be a tough decision to make, but there are a few factors that business owners should consider to help make the decision easier: What is your current […]

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Six Essential Components to Exit Planning

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 by

It may surprise you to learn that according to a recent study by the University of Connecticut, over 70% of former business owners regret selling their companies less than a year after the sale. What accounts for this seller’s remorse? The main reason is lack of preparation on the part of the business owner. The […]

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Successful Exits Call for Advance Planning

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

Many business owners underestimate the time it will take to sell their company. From start to finish, exit planning can take up to five years to finalize. There are three major phases involved with exit planning. Each phase has important steps that need to be taken which take time to complete. Preparing to Exit The […]

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Acquisition Accounting Gets Leaner (and Nicer)

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by

Under current accounting standards, private companies that enter into a business combination are required to record the assets acquired, including any intangible assets, at fair value. Any difference between the fair value of the assets acquired and the consideration paid is recorded as “goodwill”. As you are probably aware, the recently issued accounting guidance for […]

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Why Net Working Capital Must be Considered in Transactions

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 by

The treatment of net working capital (typically defined for transactions purposes as all non-cash current assets less all non-debt current liabilities) can be a topic of debate in potential transactions.    We often perform valuations for clients involved in the potential sale or purchase of businesses and have seen buyers and sellers disagree over how […]

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The Insanity Workout and Accounting for Stock Option Modifications

Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by

I feel like every Saturday morning when I wake up and turn on the TV, I see infomercials for the Insanity workout.  Developed by fitness guru Shaun T., the commercial boasts that the workout’s “max interval training” can completely makeover your body in 60 days.  Having a toddler at home, the only free time I […]

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How many ways can you spell value? Not one, not two, not three…

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by

Let’s say you have a need to obtain a business valuation and you have a group of advisors offering assistance.  One advisor says something about equity value and another says something about invested capital value.  Do you know the difference?  If you find yourself in a situation in which these terms are tossed around, then […]

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M&A Update: Spring 2013

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by

As an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance, we are pleased to provide you with this informative update on the mergers and acquisitions climate.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the professionals in our Merger and Acquisition Services group by calling 440-449-6800. M&A Activity Update 2012 M&A activity, remaining mostly flat […]

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