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How To Value A Startup 0

How To Value A Startup

While much has been written over the years on how to value established businesses, there is very little around on the valuation of startups. Pre-revenue businesses, by their nature, don’t lend themselves easily to...

The Funny Game Of Fake M&A 0

The Funny Game Of Fake M&A

  Fake M&A – it takes so many forms! The Chinese forex regulator is cracking down on one type – the pretend overseas M&A deals invented to move assets and capital out of China....

EXIT is not a four letter word 0

EXIT is not a four letter word

Adam Wiskind argues at Triple Pundit that having an exit plan is not “selling out”, it’s not antithetical to the mission. In fact, it should be part of the mission all along. Fears of...

Achieving an Effective Corporate Divorce 0

Achieving an Effective Corporate Divorce

Dan Johnson of Equitable Life provides some sage advice on Corporate Divorces and how, for example, minority shareholders can reach agreement with majority shareholders on an amicable split. …While closely related (in practice), the...

An MBA in M&A. Well, sort of… 0

An MBA in M&A. Well, sort of…

Texas A&M University return for the fourth year with their the “Dealmakers in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)” course. They bring together real-world M&A leaders to share what they’ve learned in the field. “This is...

Navigating The Shoals Of The Exit Strategy 0

Navigating The Shoals Of The Exit Strategy

After exclusing the possibility of an MBO, Lynn Ballou decide to hire a business broker to sell her advisory firm.  She shares her story: “So we had to find a solution that involved everybody...

Why Does Your Business Get Acquired? 0

Why Does Your Business Get Acquired?

Written for the marketing industry, the original title of this article by David Rodnitzky is Selling your (marketing)  agency, a how-to guide, Part 2: Why do agencies get acquired? But it is just as...

How Long Does It Take To Sell A Business? 0

How Long Does It Take To Sell A Business?

Inc takes a good shot at telling business owners how long the typical piece of string is. Bob House, President of BizBuySell, shares some stats from their marketplace and explains that business owners need...