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Is 2014 a Good Year for You to Sell Your Business?

The Mid-Market Pulse, an index produced by SourceMedia, expects overall M&A transactions among mid-market companies to increase significantly over the next quarter and the next year. Short-term transactions, they feel, are being fueled by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Andy Stockett Selling A Business May 2 2014

Now Is the Time to Score That Perfect M&A Deal

Activity in the M&A market is picking up speed and generating a lot of buzz. So if your firm is seeking a specialty acquisition to shore up or grow a specific area of your business, now may be the best time to make that strategic purchase.

Lynn Russo Whylly Mergers & Acquisitions May 23 2014

Four Paths to Unconventional Capital

While crowdsourcing gets all the ink, alternative-financing models also include less sexy BDC (Business Development Company) investment funds, equipment buybacks [...]

Lynn Russo Whylly Capital , Financing/Investing/Startups May 20 2014

Why CEOs Should Know About BDCs

When a multi-location provider of end-of-life care with $38 million in revenues needed $13 million in financing for a dividend, it did not find the funds at a bank. Rather, it used a Business Development Company (BDC).

Lynn Russo Whylly Capital May 18 2014

Beyond Vision Statements: Three Steps to Successful Post-Merger Culture Integration

Despite the mountain of data that shows that cultural missteps often derail mergers many leaders seem more intent on getting a deal done versus getting it done right. Here are three proven steps that help CEOs secure a better outcome.

Gerald Adolph Leadership & Strategy , Mergers & Acquisitions November 10 2013

Four Things to Get Right in Fast Growth Markets

As chief executives in the US scour the world for growth, they find the largest opportunities in some of the youngest markets. The fastest growing continent in the world is Africa, a two trillion dollar market where a third of the countries are growing at an annual rate of six percent or more. Here’s how to get one’s investment in fast-growing markets right.

Jonathan Berman CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Leadership & Strategy September 27 2013

How to Use Financial Processes to Be Strategic and Transformational

Financial processes aren’t just about the numbers. The way you plan and decide budgets, and then track financial performance, has far-reaching impacts on strategy decisions, strategy execution, teamwork, culture, and innovation, as well as cost control. First step is to think of your business as a set of businesses within a business. Here’s how to go about it.

N. Dean Meyer CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 9 2013

5 Steps to Consider Before Selling Your Business

You worked your entire life with your blood, sweat and tears to create a viable business that you can be proud to say you were a part of something larger than yourself. For multiple reasons, such as family, health, age or interest, you have decided to sell your business. Now what do you do?

Dan Young CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Selling A Business June 27 2013

5 Advantages That Flow from Consistent Investor Communications

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor tells how consistent communication and strong relationships with investors will make it easier for executives to raise capital and leverage investor resources for their company’s growth.

Patrick Hull CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 27 2012

The M&A Market Is Heating Up. Is the Time Right to Make a Move?

The M&A market is going to be hot this summer. That means that as the velocity of spending increases, small to mid-sized business valuations across the nation will increase as well. For CEOs looking to strengthen core competencies through acquisition or divest non-core capabilities, the timing might be right to make such growth-related decisions.

Rick Andrade Mergers & Acquisitions July 3 2014

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