As I write this, Biden and Harris are in the White House with the tie-breaking vote in the senate. It is likely that taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals will increase under this administration. How and when are still unknown. With COVID recovery as the administration’s immediate priority, we may have some time. As you […]
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Companies that are able to showcase their Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) capabilities stand to gain a competitive advantage and make themselves more attractive to potential acquirers. ESG issues cover a wide range of corporate practices that could include everything from environmental stewardship, health and safety policies, employee well-being, community support, to corporate culture issues. […]
Exit Strategies Group is pleased to announce that Applied Industrial Technologies has acquired Gibson Engineering Company, a value-added distributor and system integrator of industrial automation technologies. Exit Strategies Group served as the exclusive M&A advisor to Gibson shareholders. Gibson Engineering, based in Norwood, MA, distributes advanced robotics, vision systems, sensors, motion and machine controls, material […]
Even if your business is not for sale, monitoring its market value can be incredibly helpful. This article describes six ways that understanding value over the life of a closely held business benefits shareholders, directors and managers. 1. Value Report Card Like financial statements, an annual independent business valuation is a type of report card […]
GF Data collects and publishes proprietary business valuation, volume, leverage and key deal term data contributed by over 200 lower-middle market private equity groups and other M&A deal sponsors. Two of the acquisition deal terms that they monitor are the survival period¹ on general reps and warranties and the cap on indemnification² against breaches of […]
Buyers want to acquire businesses with profit AND growth potential. Where is your business headed? Will it still be relevant in 5 years? Where will growth come from? How will it outperform its industry peers? If you don’t have an expansion strategy at the ready, talk to an M&A advisor or an exit planner. We […]
It may be time time to sell your business when … Revenue has plateaued and you no longer see how to grow the business. You’re not sure how to reach the next level on your own. Your industry is consolidating around you. The current probable selling price of your business will satisfy your personal financial […]
Consolidation is inevitable in maturing industries. As an M&A advisor working with owners of private wholesale distribution and manufacturing companies, one of the questions I get asked is whether it is better from a valuation perspective to sell early in a consolidation phase, or hold off. My answer is always case-specific, but generally earlier is […]
For most of us, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of our lives. The pandemic has affected business performance both negatively and positively, temporarily and structurally. It will permanently reshape the global economy in several ways, most of which we are just beginning to understand. Change and uncertainty makes the job of […]
Business owners tend to think more seriously about selling when things aren’t as much fun as they used to be. Running a business in the COVID era is anything but fun, and owners are being particularly responsive to acquisition inquiries right now. Proactive Acquisition Searches When growing through acquisition, companies can be reactive or proactive. […]
Exit Strategies Group, Inc. is a leading provider of business sales and acquisitions, business valuations, and exit planning services for family owned and closely-held companies since 2002.
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