Entries by Al Statz

Exit Strategies Group Initiates the Acquisition of Ibex Engineering by Motion Solutions

Exit Strategies Group has advised Motion Solutions, a leading provider of custom engineered positioning systems and a portfolio company of Frontenac, on the recent acquisition of Ibex Engineering. Based in Newbury Park, CA, Ibex Engineering is a manufacturer of precision linear and rotary positioning systems for original equipment manufacturers.  The partnership will give Motion Solutions […]

M&A Advisor Tip: F-reorganization

Deal structure can have a big impact on your after-tax proceeds. The right structure can help you retain more of the sale price. For example, an F-reorg is a tax efficient method that allows you (the seller) to rollover equity into the buyer’s new entity without paying taxes on the rollover amount. Without using an […]

Market Pulse – Q4 2021

Financing Deals in 2021 Presented by IBBA & M&A Source Deal financing has not changed significantly since before the pandemic. On average, sellers continue to receive 80% or more of total consideration as cash at close. (Cash at close includes senior debt and buyer equity.) Seller financing accounts for 15% or less of most deals. […]

Market Pulse – Quarter 4, 2021

Seller’s Market Presented by IBBA & M&A Source A seller’s market occurs when demand exceeds supply. There are more interested, active buyers than there are quality deals on the market. In a seller’s market, buyer’s compete in order to win deals. This typically translates to increased values and more favorable deal terms for the seller. […]

Small business values up in 2021

Business values increased in 2021, despite ongoing challenges from the pandemic, talent shortages, and supply chain disruption. Deal activity continued at an intense pace, with advisors across the country reporting increases in both incoming deal flow and completed engagements. More advisors characterized this as a seller’s market than nearly any other time in the last […]

Six Benefits of Monitoring Company Value

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 […]