Articles – Mergers / Acquisitions

Why Businesses Do Not Sell

2018-03-06T03:07:39+00:00December 7th, 2017|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions|

Why Businesses Do Not Sell By: Michael Fekkes M&AMI, CBI, CEPA ENLIGN – Tennessee Director It would be nice to live in a world where every business-for-sale was sold at top dollar. While there is no such thing as a perfect business free from all defects, there are a number of problems that can hinder

Funding a Start-Up With a 401(k) or IRA

2018-03-06T03:07:55+00:00August 12th, 2017|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions|

By Kelly Spors Updated Feb. 13, 2007 11:59 p.m. ET Q: I've heard different opinions about investing IRA or 401(k) assets to fund a start-up business. Can it be done without paying taxes and penalty on the invested amount? A: Cashing out a traditional 401(k) or individual retirement account to fund a business will trigger

The #1 Thing Private Equity Investors Look for in a Company

2018-03-06T03:07:58+00:00July 18th, 2017|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions|

By Meghan Daniels, Axial | July 13, 2017 A recent study by Harvard Business School found that up to half of venture capitalists rely more on gut instinct than financial metrics when making investment decisions. Among other findings, the study reported: 9% of all VCs and 17% of early-stage VCs use zero financial metrics Nearly

Add Backs From a Private Equity Group’s Perspective

2018-03-06T03:08:02+00:00June 28th, 2017|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions|

Editor’s Note:  This article is the copyrighted property of The FBB Group, LTD.® and is published by The M&A Source with written consent of The FBB Group, LTD.® Cash flow means different things to different people.  Or, put a different way, different entities will use different proxies for cash flow depending on what matters most

Going to Market Without a Price©

2018-03-06T03:08:12+00:00June 27th, 2017|Articles - Mergers / Acquisitions|

Editor’s Note:  This article is the copyrighted property of The FBB Group, LTD.® and is published by The M&A Source with written consent of The FBB Group, LTD.® Although we value every business, we may have a conversation with our sell side clients about the advisability of going to market without a price, which is

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