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Michael J. Gorman

About Michael J. Gorman

Michael J. Gorman is a Director of SSG Capital Advisors. Mike is a skilled restructuring professional with expertise in advising middle market companies facing financial and/or operational challenges including bankruptcy proceedings. He has completed over 40 sale and restructuring engagements, involving mergers and acquisitions advisory, complex valuations, financial restructurings and private placements of debt and equity. Prior to joining SSG, he managed a proprietary risk arbitrage equity portfolio at CooperNeff Advisors and sold equity and debt products to institutional and individual investors. He also served as business banking lender and credit analyst structuring loans for middle market companies at Sun National Bank. Past client engagements include publicly traded and privately held companies in manufacturing, distribution, building materials, retail and aviation. Mike served as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army prior to joining the financial services industry. He is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and American Bankruptcy Institute. Education: • LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, M.B.A. • United States Military Academy, B.S.

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How to Attract Buyers in Private Equity Transactions

Private equity buyers have priorities distinct from strategic buyers. Sellers make a private equity transaction more appealing by thinking like a PE buyer.

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Selling to Private Equity Buyers

Selling to Private Equity Buyers

When a private equity (“PE”) buyer considers whether a particular company may make a good potential acquisition, it puts a lot of importance on a number of things that other buyers may put less emphasis on. This is not to suggest that these things are not important to any potential buyer, but you may expect a PE buyer to be more focused on these items than other buyers. Why is this?

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