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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

4 Essential Risks CEOs Must Take to Grow Their Business

All of business life is fraught with uncertainty. You are faced with risks every day; they are unavoidable. However, by evaluating each risk and placing it into one of the following categories, you will better understand how to address them.

ChiefExecutive.net Risk Management/Insurance June 26 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

CEOs, Should You Buy a Sports Team?

Over the past decade, owners who have sold teams saw their val- ues increase by between 7 and 11 percent annually, depending on the league, according to Scott Milleisen, head of JPMorgan Chase’s Private Bank Sports Finance Unit. Much of the growth resulted from richer media-rights agreements in recent years, he adds.

George Nicholas Financing/Investing/Startups , Mergers & Acquisitions , Other Luxury May 21 2014

Why CEOs Buy Sports Teams and What They Do With Them

Some CEOs buy a team to fulfill a life-long fantasy. Others do it to run a different kind of business. Some want to bring a team to their city and others to keep one from moving away. Meet some of the business chiefs who have become team owners.

George Nicholas Financing/Investing/Startups , Mergers & Acquisitions , Other Luxury May 20 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

Infographic of the Week: Corporate Sense of Purpose Leads to Growth

Organizations with a strong sense of purpose are more likely to invest in initiatives that can lead to long-term growth.

ChiefExecutive.net Budgeting , Strategy May 15 2014

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

CEOs Are Increasingly Driving Tech Decisions

When auto insurance provider IMT Group’s CEO stepped down, newly appointed CEO Sean Kelly told the Des Moines Register that his focus was “to keep us ahead on technology so we can take advantage of the predictive modeling opportunity.” This is a typical stance for today’s CEO.

ChiefExecutive.net Budgeting , Technology April 25 2014

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