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News & Posts

From appliances to sofas, Americans aren’t used to empty shelves or waiting weeks for their purchases. But the pandemic continues to disrupt the supply chain, shuttering factories, creating logjams at ports, and exacerbating a truck driver shortage. This event will bring together regional leaders – L.L. Bean CEO Stephen Smith, Massachusetts Port Authority CEO Lisa…

Dec. 16, 2021
Michelle Orr of Live Oak Bank is a member of XPX Connecticut

Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA Lender in the Nation.  We provide M&A financing as well as owner occupied commercial real estate loans with attractive terms.  Please contact me to discuss specific financing needs.   Thanks, Michelle Orr Vice President, Sr. Loan Officer 203-461-5097 sba_general_mergers_acquisition_brochure_orr sba_general_commercial_real_estate_brochure

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

Perhaps no “market” has been more active in the last couple of years than Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations better known as SPAC’s. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, close to $30 Billion made its way into the public market through SPAC’s. Since then, the market has cooled a bit, but it is still considered…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

A good offense always necessitates a good defense. Core mantra across all sports. So no surprise that in business the same holds true. It has been called many names, The Talent Tsunami, The Great Resignation, the Big Quit, or maybe best, The Great Discontent. Regardless, the war for Talent is very real. And while virtually…

Ken Nixon of Expense Reduction Analysts is a member of XPX Tri-State

Expense Reduction Analysts is pleased to announce that the whitepaper, entitled “Driving Enterprise Value Through Cost Management” has officially launched today. Please click on the link below to receive a copy of the report. https://bit.ly/Driving_Enterprise_Value       CFO-ERA-Whitepaper_Driving-Enterprise-Value_Pages_vF

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

Is inflation on the horizon? Are there any red flags in the economy? How does this impact our clients’ businesses? Join us on October 1st and hear first hand from a senior investment strategist who worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Roosevelt Bowman with Bernstein Private Wealth Management helps business owners across…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

The business community was dealt unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, creating massive disruptions in everything from supply chains, to employment, technology and valuations. Join us as we hear from local experts on the M&A outlook for the rest of the year and into 2022. Meet Our Speakers: Deborah Agrafojo M&A AdvisorTouchstone Advisors Deborah…

Cheryl Centeno of XPX Global is a member of XPX

We can’t wait for you to experience the cleaner, brighter and more user-friendly feel of our new platform! The site is designed to give you and your company greater visibility. Here are three things you should know: Emails from XPX will now come from my.exitplanningexchange.com—please adjust your email settings! Your new profile can have a…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Have you been using online technology to the fullest extent to develop your business? Are you doing enough networking to generate results? Are you structuring the appropriate follow-up conversations? Online networking has accelerated throughout Covid and the ease of contact and content development means it’s here to stay. Learn how to leverage this ‘new normal’…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX New York. The Power of Culture and its Impact on Business Valuations Businesses are challenged now more than any time in history. This session will focus on how a dynamic business culture supports and sustains growth, enhancing business valuations.Our Speaker:Rochelle LisnerFounderDynamic Business GrowthRochelle Lisner, through her firm Dynamic Business Growth, works with companies…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Critical Insights in Commercial Real Estate and the Intersection with Exit Planning  Commercial real estate, whether owned or leased, represents a significant cost for most companies and is frequently a meaningful component of enterprise valuation, exit, and acquisition planning considerations. Hear experience-based perspectives from Andrew Zezas, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (“JLL”), about forward-looking insights, trends,…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX Long Island. Long Island Case Study Part 6: Financing Growth and Liquidity his discussion will focus on third-party capital options for Companies exploring liquidity or growth capital. Our panel of experts (Private Equity and Lenders) will focus on what steps a business should—and should not—take to prepare for and attract lending…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX Long Island. XPX long island case study part 5: Defining success- what is it you really want from an exit? The owners of HiTech, our case study company, are looking for ways to create additional value in their business in pursuit of a profitable exit. Transforming their operations will be a…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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How to Emotionally Prepare Key Stakeholders for a Successful Transition People always have mixed feelings about change. When negative feelings are not surfaced and addressed in a systematic way, they often assert themselves exactly when they stand to do the most damage, at the closing. Thoughtful exit planners do well to find ways to address the needs and…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX New Jersey. When SPACs Attack The New Jersey chapter is excited to continue our programming year with another thoughtful and insightful meeting. Our chapter is growing and welcoming professional advisors who help business owners plan for a successful exit. As we continue to examine many of the different planning considerations and…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX New York. Managing Employee Risk as Your Company Pivots Back from COVID-19 Businesses now face uncertainty and new risks as they apply the “new rules” developed during COVID-19 of managing employees and operations. We will discuss current challenges and provide practical advice about managing these issues, led by Christopher Santomassimo, an…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Produced by XPX New Jersey With public equity markets continuing to rise, many of us are curious if the private market valuations should rise as well. Too many owners are struggling and questioning their future and with that are considering an exit. But will their valuations justify an exit? What is the current read on…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX Fairfield County and XPX Hartford. Fine Print: The Deal’s Not Done Until the Paperwork is Signed The LOI and Asset/Stock Purchase Agreement is a critical step in the M&A process. Negotiating these agreements takes experience and skills to properly protect the client. All of this must take place before the deal…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX New York. Quality of earnings: why needed, best practices and stories from the experts Two panelists from leading accounting firms with deep experience in conducting Quality of Earnings work will address the fundamentals of QoE, why it is important for both sellers and buyers, and share some interesting stories derived from…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX Long Island.  Long Island Case Study Part 4: Operations- Scalable Business Models that Maximize Profits The owners of HiTech, our case study company, are looking for ways to create additional value in their business in pursuit of a profitable exit. Transforming their operations will be a key driver of their ability…

Mikal Schalk of Wood Stone & Ivy is a member of XPX Tri-State
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Program produced by XPX New York. Recognizing and Responding to Liquidity Challenges As professionals serving the XPX business community, it is critical that you are sensitive to the telltale signs of companies in distress. During this event we will present some of the key symptoms and indicators of a company facing operational, financial, and survival…

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