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Articles & Publications

Valuing a business in a volatile market

In mid-March of 2020, the global pandemic related to the COVID-19 virus shut down the US economy. This created a unique operating environment for businesses and forced valuation analysts to adapt some of their models and methods in order. Read More >>

Tax Structuring in M&A Transactions

*as seen in Crain’s Cleveland Business, January 17, 2022 A properly structured transaction can provide tax benefits to both the buyer and the seller. Typically, buyers want a deductible step-up in basis while sellers want capital gains treatment. Proper. Read More >>

Webinar: COVID-19 Impact on Mergers & Acquisitions

April 15, 2020 COVID-19 CoronavirusValuation BMF

Join us for a presentation focused on how businesses can navigate the current conditions, leverage available resources and develop a plan for the future resurgence and growth of the economy. This panel of legal, accounting, employee benefits, insurance and. Read More >>

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 >>

When Assets are Divided: Goodwill in Divorce

February 24, 2020 Valuation

One of the most wearisome aspects of divorce is when there is a division of assets. While some marital assets are readily divisible, such as a joint bank account, other assets, such as ownership in a privately held business,. Read More >>

Sell-Side Strategies: Preparing Your Business for Sale

January 20, 2020 Valuation

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 >>

Business Interruption – 5 Pitfalls that can foul-up your claim

November 12, 2019 Valuation

To weather a business interruption, damaged businesses need to be made whole again as quickly as possible. Business interruption (BI) insurance – or business income insurance – is a type of insurance that covers the loss of income because. Read More >>

Due Diligence: Staying ahead of the game

September 11, 2019 Valuation

You wouldn’t buy a car without having your trusted mechanic look under the hood, right? That same idea should be applied when buying a company without having your trusted financial advisor perform due diligence. Whether you’re buying a car. Read More >>

Valuation Considerations in Buy-Sell Agreements

August 19, 2019 Valuation

Every business with more than one owner needs a buy-sell agreement to handle voluntary and involuntary ownership transfers. A well-written buy-sell agreement will cover valuation considerations in addition to legal and tax matters. Buy-sell agreements should be put into. Read More >>

Shareholder Loans – The Real McCoy

As part of the appraisal process, the value of a shareholder loan is considered, which oftentimes leads to these loans being adjusted. Back in college, accounting 101 instructed us on the treatment of loans. Loans owed to the company. Read More >>