Buy side/Acquisitions

Starting with the End in Mind – webinar for business owners and buyers May 16 at 1PM (EDT) If you have the following questions, this webinar is for you! How do I strategically think about my end game? In other words, how do I figure out what game I am playing? What makes a business…

A Guide to the New 2023 SBA SOP Written by Live Oak Bank The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has implemented two Procedural Notices and new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), which contain significant changes to the 7(a) and 504 lending programs. The 7(a) is the flagship program when financing change of ownership opportunities. We’re breaking…

Mergers and acquisitions are successful because the subsequent integration provides value. The Board of Directors of the acquiring firm plays an important role in ensuring that the Executive Team has a good integration plan and implements it effectively. In addition, board members can be a great resource for those executives as they may have experienced…

I get this question a lot in M&A. The purchase price of a business can have a number elements: 1. down payment (cash equity from the buyer) 2. bank financing 3. seller’s note 4. installment sale 5. earn-out 6. commissions on future sales 7. consulting agreement for the seller, post-acquisition Earn-out’s, commissions and consulting agreements…

  Methodology to Avoid Business Disruptions        A business requirements study is conducted before the software implementation begins.  The legacy software database is transferred to the test environment and verified daily for accuracy. Once test-environment data is verified for accuracy the step below will be taken. End users are trained in the test environment that has…

Our borrowers often ask us, “Is it better to buy an established business or start up a business?” It’s a reasonable question for those looking to exit their current employment or invest in a business for another income stream. While it may make sense in specific industries to start a business, the benefits of purchasing…

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become an influential business strategy as leaders look for opportunities to accelerate growth and gain market share. As these transactions happen in a more condensed time frame than ever, all parties are rushed to perform proper due diligence. Don’t let a merger or acquisition void your insurance coverage, The following…

Business acquisitions are among the eligible uses for Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans. In fact, the SBA 7(a) program provides many advantages for acquiring an established business, including its attractive terms, allowing a buyer to finance up to 90% of total project costs. Eligible Project Costs for SBA 7(a) Loans Include The acquisition of…

BLUE RIDGE ESOP ASSOCIATES ACQUIRES CROWE LLP ESOP BUSINESS Crowe Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and certain tax-related 401(k) Plan services will transition to Blue Ridge CHICAGO (August 11, 2022) – Blue Ridge ESOP Associates, the nation’s largest independent ESOP administration and recordkeeping firm, announced today that it has acquired the ESOP services and certain…

Program produced by XPX Triangle. Addressing the challenges of acquisitions: Integrating a new management team; integrating cultures; keeping key employees happy. Our Speakers: Nigel ElkanAction Coach of the Triangle I am a serial entrepreneur, consultant, and coach. I have founded and grown 5 businesses–three became $multi-million successes, market leaders, and achieved highly successful exits. I’ve…

Program produced by XPX Philadelphia. In this program we continue to explore the journey to exit of a $40M, privately held, family-owned Manufacturing Company. This next session is designed to share knowledge, build relationship within XPX Philadelphia and learn from our shared values and experience. In this next session we will explore the exit from…

Bobby Kingsbury will share thoughts surrounding include private equity group (PEG) structure for leveraged buyouts, how PEGs select investments, how they value businesses, the LBO model, and what MCM calls, “Three Legs to a Stool”: understanding the company -business model, how they make money, growth opportunities, risks & weaknesses understanding management — culture, “the bench”,…

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