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Industry insights, knowledge base and announcements for business owners and professional advisors


Indigo Piping Systems Sold to Strategic Acquirer

Exit Strategies is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of California-based construction materials distribution company Indigo Piping Systems, by Dateline Exports, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1990 in Berkeley, California, Indigo offers a range of American brands of piping, valves and mechanical products for water infrastructure, fire protection and mechanical construction projects around the world. Indigo offers a complete supply service from expert product selection assistance to accurate on-time delivery to the international job site or port …

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Exit Strategies Represents Axis Systems in Sale to H&P Technologies

Exit Strategies serves as M&A advisor in industrial automation distributor merger-acquisition. Exit Strategies, Group Inc. is pleased to announce that H&P Technologies and its wholly owned subsidiary Behco, Inc. (www.behco.com) has acquired Xanthus, Inc., doing business as Axis Systems (www.axis-systems.com ) of Auburn Hills, Michigan. Exit Strategies served as exclusive M&A advisor to Axis Systems for this transaction. Established in 1976 by Tim Kline, Axis Systems is a leading supplier of quality automation technology solutions …

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Exit Strategies Group Adds Kevin Lam to its Team of Senior-Level M&A Advisors

Exit Strategies Group, Inc., a leading California-based business transaction advisory and valuation firm, today announced the appointment of Kevin-Quang Lam as a Senior M&A Advisor for the company. In this position, Mr. Lam will use his extensive merger and acquisition knowledge and first-hand business ownership experience to guide business owner clients through the entire transaction process. Kevin has completed transactions in a variety of industries and has deep experience with electronics manufacturing and technology companies. He …

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Exit Strategies Sells Advanced Components Technology to Strategic Acquirer

Exit Strategies is pleased to announce the sale of Redwood City-based Advanced Components Technology, Inc., a contract manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures, machined parts and electro-mechanical assemblies to medical equipment, automotive, defense, lighting and instrumentation OEM’s operating in Silicon Valley. ACT has been a preferred supplier to Keysight Technologies, HP and Agilent for many years, and is a Tier 1 supplier to Tesla Motors.  ACT provides quick-turn prototypes, with extensive DFM support, and low to moderate production volumes. The acquirer,  METALfx, provides precision metal …

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Interest Rates Likely to Rise After December FOMC Meeting

It is widely believed that the Federal Reserve will raise the rate it charges banks for overnight deposit lending, commonly called the federal funds rate at the December 15-16 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. The Federal Reserve controls the three tools of monetary policy–open market operations, the discount rate, and reserve requirements. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is responsible for the discount rate and reserve requirements, and the Federal …

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Event: Helping Business Owner Clients Achieve More Valuable Exits

When: September 22, 2015 Where: San Rafael, California Host: CalCPA San Francisco-Marin Discussion Group As baby boomer owners and shareholders of privately-held businesses reach retirement age and get serious about exiting ownership, they face many new questions and challenges and turn to their professional advisors, often their CPA, for solutions. Based on his experience helping over 100 companies successfully sell or transfer ownership to partners, management or the next generation, Exit Strategies’ founder Al Statz will …

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Exit Strategies: a Speaking Resource

Professional Speaker for Your Next Meeting, Conference or Webinar Exit Strategies’ professional advisors regularly present insightful and timely information on business valuation, succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions to business owners and their advisors, including attorneys, CPA’s and wealth managers. For example, Jim Leonhard was invited to give a presentation on July 8th to the California Society of CPA’s – Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) entitled, “Avoiding Landmines in Buy-Sell Agreements: A Business Valuation …

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Exit Strategies Sells ExpressPCB to Strategic Buyer

Exit Strategies recently sold California-based ExpressPCB, North America’s leading supplier of custom printed circuit boards for prototyping and low volume production.  Founded in 1998, ExpressPCB pioneered the market for quick-turn circuit boards using proprietary electronics design software and one-click ordering. For Sunstone Circuits, an Oregon-based printed circuit board fabricator, the acquisition is synergistic and accretive. Deal terms are confidential. Exit Strategies advised ExpressPCB’s owners through the entire M&A process, including valuation, offering memorandum preparation, identifying …

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February Seminars: Maximize the Value of Your Business

Now in its 9th year, Exit Strategies’ Maximizing the Value of Your Business seminar delivers essential and practical information to business owners who would like to sell for top dollar in the next 1-5 years.  It is not too early to plan the successful exit you deserve! In this fast-paced workshop, business owners learn … The elements of an effective exit strategy Types of buyers and what they value Business valuation nuts and bolts How …

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Sonoma County Backroad Challenge, May 16, 2015

The 2015 Sonoma County Backroad Challenge century ride will take place on May 16th in Petaluma, California. Cyclists of all levels enjoy spectacular Sonoma County scenery on one of three fully-supported rides (100 miles, 100 Km and 50 Km) ranging from leisurely to grueling. The acclaimed Backroad Fest takes place after the ride, with local cuisine, cold brews, live music, fun and fellowship until 6 pm. Registration is open:  www.backroadchallenge.com The Backroad Challenge is a fundraiser for the Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Foundation. All proceeds …

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