Rick Andrade

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Rick Andrade is a Managing Director at Janas Associates, a Los Angeles based investment banking firm helping buy, sell & finance middle market companies. Rick has his BA and MBA from UCLA. He blogs at www.RickAndrade.com on issues important to middle market business owners.

The M&A Market Is Heating Up. Is the Time Right to...

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.

M&A Finance vs Crowdfunding in 2013: What Works for You?

As mergers and acquisitions continue to bounce along the bottom, large company CEOs are reaping the benefits in 2013 despite struggling with the many market uncertainties that hold back deal flow. But what options for capital raising do SME CEOs have? More than you may think. But it pays to be careful.
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