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Articles & Publications

Navigating Challenging Times: Protect Your Cash Flow

Social distancing. Remote workforces. Making payroll. Information overload. Running a business isn’t easy under ordinary circumstances, let alone during the unprecedented volatile economic environment driven by the COVID-19 crisis. We need to take care of each other and that. Read More >>

Sell-Side Strategies: Preparing Your Business for Sale

As seen in Crain’s Cleveland ACG Corporate Growth & M&A edition, January 2020 There are a myriad of diligence issues that can adversely impact purchase price and sometimes kill the deal. While there is no absolute on completely avoiding. Read More >>

Avoiding and Resolving Post-Acquisition Disputes

Sometimes mergers and acquisitions don’t meet the expectations of the buyer and/or seller for a variety of reasons. In some cases, forecasted results contain unrealistic synergies or cost savings. In other cases, misrepresentations are made regarding the Company’s historical. Read More >>

Optimizing Capital Structure and the Level of Debt Assumption

Notwithstanding purely theoretical arguments that investors should be indifferent to capital structure, in practice the relative combination of debt and equity capital utilized in calculating the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) can have a material impact on a. Read More >>

The Buy-Side Evaluation of Net Working Capital

as seen in Crain’s Cleveland Business, Jan. 21, 2019 In a business acquisition, the buyer should receive sufficient net working capital (“NWC”) to operate the business in its ordinary course. The assessment and negotiation of NWC is important; however,. Read More >>

Efficiency: A Seller’s Best Sales Pitch

  Business sellers are always well advised to highlight their strengths when marketing their company to prospective buyers — such as experienced management, distinctive products or a strong brand. However, one potential key value driver that’s often overlooked is. Read More >>

Preparing for Sale: 5 Realities of Business Valuation

February 22, 2017 Valuation Advisor

Often, business owners approach a valuation with a mix of excitement and anxiety. Will the valuation go well? Will the results match expectations? Before the process starts, though, a reality check may be in order. It’s wise to keep. Read More >>

Watch Out for These Common M&A Deal Obstacles

Everything may be going according to plan in an M&A negotiation until something suddenly puts the entire deal in doubt. Perhaps the buyer gets cold feet after conducting a round of due diligence or the seller feels insulted by. Read More >>

Buyer Beware: How to Perform Proper Due Diligence

You think you’ve found it — the right company to buy. You’ve made a bid, signed a letter of intent and have the seller’s financial statements. They look good, but is the seller telling the whole story? Caveat emptor.. Read More >>

Considering an Exit? Close the Value Gap Now

Approximately 44 million people in the U.S. are age 65 or older. This means a whole generation of business owners will be retiring in the coming years — and their businesses are likely their most valuable assets. Many owners. Read More >>