WILL I MISS THE WINDOW TO SELL MY BUSINESS?

In my 25 plus years advising clients on buying and selling businesses I have rarely seen a market as hot as the one at present.  The Baby Boom Generation transitioning…

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WHAT IS THE RIGHT LEVEL OF FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP IN A RAPIDLY GROWING BUSINESS?

Rapidly growing businesses are faced with many tough decisions but one of the most challenging is that of assembling and growing a financial and accounting team that can scale as…

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Post Merger Integration: Why a Conduit is an Essential Part of Success

Having spent a good part of my career on both sides of the table, assessing and executing M&A deals spanning several continents, I came to the realization that regardless of…

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SO YOU NEED A VALUATION? WHY? WHAT’S THE PURPOSE?

There are lots of reasons for a privately-owned business to consider a valuation.  These might include: 1.Pricing employee stock options 2.Shareholder buyouts 3.Internal sales and purchases 4.Buy/sell agreements 5.Estate planning…

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LOOK BEHIND THE FACADE WITH INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS

The recent announcement of the enormous write-down ($8.8 billion, with a “b”) by Hewlett-Packard in their acquisition of British software company, “Autonomy”, reminds us of the additional care that must…

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