If you are looking at buying a privately held operating business or a division of a publicly traded company, here are some issues to consider during your due diligence and offer determination processes.
The road to victory in the acquisition game is not always a smooth one. Along the way, you’ll hit bumps, slick patches, possibly some potholes—and there are lots of opportunities to detour down alternate paths that may or may not prove wise.
If there’s one constant in M&A, it’s change. Businesses change. Markets fluctuate. Regulations are enacted. Political landscapes shift. And technology marches ever onward. The better a business performs based on any number of key metrics, the better its multiple is in the eyes of the market.
Building a winning mergers and acquisitions strategy starts with planning, and planning should occur well in advance of any discussions with potential targets.
We have waited in limbo for the past year to learn the fate of these proposed changes to the tax code. Just over a week ago, the estate and gift tax planning world finally received some closure.
Sean Saari, CPA / ABV / CVA / MBA, authored a feature article in the July/August 2017 edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.
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Do you have a direct ownership interest in a privately held company? Or did your company grant you stock options, stock appreciation rights, or another kind of stock-based compensation? If so, do you know what your business interest is worth?