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Accounting for Cultural Considerations in an Acquisition of an Operating Entity

Winning the acquisition game means many things to many people. For some, it’s acquiring a high-quality business at a low cost. For others, it’s all about reaping the rewards of healthy cash flows. Yet, being victorious in this game cannot occur without a strong cultural analysis and integration strategy.

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Compensation Considerations for the Buyer in an Acquisition of an Operating Entity

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.

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M&A Financing Do’s and Don’ts

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.

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M&A Markets – Understanding Current Conditions, Identifying Opportunities

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.

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Successful Acquisitions Align With a Company’s Mission and Vision

Building a winning mergers and acquisitions strategy starts with planning, and planning should occur well in advance of any discussions with potential targets.

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Update on the Fate of Private Company Valuation Discounts

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.

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Sean Saari Discusses Separate Property Asset Tracing in Divorce in Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal Article

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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Know What Your Business is Worth and How it Compares

How do you identify the value of your business and compare it to other businesses in your market space?

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Why Business Interruption Insurance Coverage is Critical for Your Business

On December 12, 2016, a three-alarm electrical fire broke out in a building in Akron’s historic district, quickly spreading to buildings within its proximity and engulfing them in smoke, including the four-story, mixed-use building next door. One of Skoda Minotti’s clients, a marketing business in that building, suffered extensive smoke damage to the company’s electronics […]

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3 Strategies to Maximize the Value of Your Privately Held Company (Part 1 of 3)

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?

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