Thousands of small businesses receive funding for real estate, equipment, working capital and business acquisitions through loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA loan terms are very reasonable. Down payments range from 10%-35% depending on various factors. Interest rates are generally 2-3% above the prime lending rate. This low cost of capital has […]
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Timing is everything. Almost everyone is familiar with the world’s greatest tip to stock investors, “buy low, sell high.” These simple words of wisdom are equally useful to private business owners; however, sage advice is not always easy to follow in the same moment you’re reaping the benefits of high profitability. With the current bull […]
You are getting ready to sell your business so you must ask yourself some questions: When do I want to exit? Who are the most likely buyers? Is my business adequately prepared to sell? How does it compare to other like businesses? And of course, what’s my business worth? All business valuation relies on some […]
Businesses with a higher percentage of recurring revenue generally sell for higher prices. Recurring revenue business models are highly sought after by strategic and private equity buyers because they are perceived as less risky. Future revenue is more predictable and requires less ongoing sales effort and reinvestment. Companies like Salesforce.com pioneered recurring revenue in the […]
You’ve built a world-class software solution, delivered to customers as a SaaS application or web service. You’ve recruited a team and created intellectual property. Customer retention is strong and the buzz is growing in your vertical market. Each new customer acquisition represents incremental recurring revenue that falls directly to your bottom line – and the company is […]
Since July, the benchmark interest rate, the US 10-year treasury bond, has risen from 1.35% to over 2.55%. That’s a very big move in a short-period. Post-election day the rising rate trend accelerated. We saw a similar spike in 2013, only to see rates retreat. Is it different this time? Valuation Building Block Markets seem […]
In 2007 I found myself at a crossroads. After almost twenty years on a steady career path, I felt it was time for a change. The problem was that I didn’t know what I wanted to do next. I considered going into consulting, did the mandatory networking with old contacts, and even gave serious thought […]
With continuing growth in consumer online spending and many high-profile public acquisitions this year, it seems like a great time to sell your online retail business. But things are never quite as simple as they appear. Over the past few months, several impressive acquisitions have been announced in the public markets. Walmart has purchased Jet.com at […]
When we begin a business valuation project the first thing we do is provide an extensive document request list. A week or two into the analysis, we send a customized questionnaire to help us understand the business in appropriate depth. Our questions are designed to understand the facts and circumstances of your business well enough to develop a […]
A lot of our valuation work is done for the purpose of internal share transfers of private businesses, or buy-sell transactions. In doing this work, we often see that owners have overlooked or neglected to keep important documents up to date. One such document is the buy-sell agreement, which articulates important legal, tax, valuation and financing issues […]
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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