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Some Guidelines for Choosing an M&A Attorney

Kevin Dempsey, CBI, CMEA Founder and President Silicon Valley Financial Partners, Inc. When you are preparing your company for sale, there may be some issues that could hamper or prevent the legal sale of your company. This may require an M&A Attorney to mitigate or eliminate those issues prior to marketing your company. However, we don’t usually recommend engaging an M&A attorney until we have negotiated a non-binding Letter of Intent that includes all the terms of the deal. This strategy will save costly legal fees you might spend for a deal that may never happen. When considering a merger/acquisition transaction [...]

Bridging the Value Gaps

Gary W. Ampulski, PhD Managing Partner of Midwest Genesis (This is the first in a series of articles on how owners can identify and close the value gaps that exist in the sale of their businesses BEFORE entering into the actual sale process. Future articles will feature critical topics and several subject matter experts that will focus on the identification and options where gaps can exist and how sellers can achieve alignment between perception and reality.)  There is nothing more disappointing when selling a business than realizing the gap between what you, as the seller want to put in your pocket [...]

A Summary of M&A Fees for Sell-Side Transactions

John Carvalho, Contributing Writer Article reprinted courtesy of Divestopedia Editor’s Note:  The information contained in the following article demonstrates fee structures that may or may not be typical or relevant in the reader’s specific market.  Further, readers should take into consideration that the possibility exists that there are no standard fee arrangements and that fees are negotiable between the parties.  The M&A Source does not provide legal, accounting, or tax advice and recommends that you seek competent counsel for such issues. Takeaway: An overview of M&A fees for sell-side transactions. Investment banks offer expertise and know-how that can add significant value to any [...]

A Closer Look at What Drives and Influences Business Valuations

By Kevin Ramsier Managing Partner and CEO of Vesticor Advisors *Article reprinted courtesy of  Takeaway: You can be the driver of value for your own business by starting with an assessment of how it stacks up against these valuation parameters. Helping business owners understand what drives an enterprise valuation and what specific actions should be taken in order to enhance that value are two of the most important duties of a mergers and acquisitions advisor. Working toward a maximum valuation is a best practice within any business. Knowing what parameters drive value, what buyers want to see and the steps that increase [...]