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Comparing multiple offers in a business sale

How Do I Evaluate Multiple Offers in a Business Sale?

Comparing multiple offers in a business sale is not always an apples to apples comparison. Consider buyer intent, complex provisions and, ultimately, your goals.

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Considerations in business purchase due diligence

How to Conduct Due Diligence Before Buying a Business

The process of due diligence before buying a business includes legal, financial and operational considerations. Know what to look for and get ahead of the game.

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How to sell a small business

Banker, Broker or Sell it Yourself: Choosing the Right Method to Sell Your Company

If you don’t know how to sell a small business, you may find resources and expertise in an investment banker or broker, but it can come at a cost.

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Seller financing a business

Seller Financing a Business: How to Strengthen Your Deal

Seller financing a business is an often necessary way to tap more buyers, increase sale price and ease capital gains taxes. Here’s how to get the best deal.

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person holding 100-dollar bills, symbolizing cash allocation and cash on hand

Building the Best Strategy to Drive Cash Allocation

Do you have too much cash on hand? Cash allocation decisions are some of the trickiest for small businesses to face – make your cash work as hard as you do.

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monochrome of two hands shaking, representing business broker or investment banker help with a merger or acquisition

An Intermediary to Lead the Process: Investment Banker or Business Broker?

The road to selling a business is winding. The right intermediary will guide you down the right path. Do you need a business broker or an investment banker?

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man in black blazer with top secret sign, representing non-disclosure terms and types of non-disclosure agreements

What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? Non-Disclosure Terms Explained

How do different types of non-disclosure agreements protect the parties involved in M&As? Learn common NDA terms and accompanying documents.

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Someone's hand signs a business sale contract after finding the perfect business buyer

How to Find the Right Business Buyer for Your Company

What kind of business buyer should you approach to sell your business? Find out where to meet financial, strategic and operator buyers.

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A path diverging in a wood, representing an opportunity for divestment and ESG investors

Appetite for Divestment at Record High

Divest to Grow The percentage of companies utilizing divestments doubled from 2017 to 2019. Executives and investors are learning that in order to increase value and grow their core business, they must keep up with changing consumer habits, new technologies, new capabilities and pressure from activists and ESG (environment, social and governance) investors. A divestment […]

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one opened tulip in a sea of buds, representing the concept of special situations in private equity

Recognizing Special Situations in Private Companies

“Special situations” affecting stock price, (i.e. bankruptcy or a spinoff company) can be more complicated for private companies, which tend to be illiquid.

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