The Blog

20 Jul

The Secret to Selling a Business for Top Dollar!

When a business owner considers selling the first thing they want to know is “How much is my business worth?” As an investment banker, I don’t like the question. I love it. It’s one of the easier questions to answer in an entire process of landing a new client. And the answer goes like this:

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18 Apr

Build Or Buy ?

Build or buy: these are the two main frameworks for companies to achieve growth. Some companies opt to achieve growth organically (building), while others find it more efficient to buy growth, acquiring strategic or complementary companies — commonly referred to as add-ons. Here are three ways add-on acquisitions can boost ROI. Quick Tips TIP #1

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17 Feb

How to work with a Seller after the Deal is Done

When buying a company, one key factor in your success is the transition that happens immediately afterwards. You need time with the previous owner to understand how and why they operated the business the way they did. And you need their support to transition customer relationships. Your relationship with the previous owner will vary depending

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06 Jan

11 key reflection points in M&A for 2015

As 2015 came to a close, we at adventur.es had a chance to take a breath and think about what we observed, and learned, in the past year. These reflections were generated from reviewing over 2000 investment opportunities, of which we deep-dived on 397, leading to 17 indications of interest, 5 letters of intent, and

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19 Oct

Cars 4 Kids Charity Event – The 5 reasons I donate to Charity

How to Reward yourself by giving Time and Money to others… From fancy cars and expensive clothes to fine dining and exotic vacations, there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars. And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done — but what would happen if you rewarded someone

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29 Jun

Setting Expectations before you Sell

Every CEO has expectations for his business. Throughout many years spent building, managing and growing his company, an owner likely has forecasts and predictions around every aspect of the business – production output, headcount, sales levels, customer growth, revenue – the list goes on. When it comes to putting a company up for sale, however,

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01 Jun

How Do You Quit Your Job & Buy Your Dream Business?

Starting a new business is a daunting prospect for anybody, whether you are a budding entrepreneur or just an ordinary individual that wants to do what you love for a living. Whilst we all dream about quitting the day job that we hate and working for ourselves, there are many factors to consider and the

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23 Mar

How Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ Earned His Fins

Before Daymond John became a household name as a host of ABC’s Shark Tank, he was just another kid with a dream of becoming an entrepreneur. John got his start in 1989, selling wool hats on the streets of Queens. He called his brand Fubu, short for “For Us, By Us,” but Fubu was hardly

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