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What are the current expectations for interest rates?

One of the important factors that effect business value is macroeconomic conditions which include interest rates and the cost of capital. Business owners who want to know what is going to happen to interest rates should be aware of new leadership at the Federal Reserve. On February 5, 2018, Jerome “Jay” H. Powell took the oath of office as the new Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, succeeding Janet Yellen. …

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Current Market Multiples for Main Street Business Sales

Each quarter, The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source together with Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project and the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University publish a quarterly national survey of business brokers and M&A advisors called the Market Pulse Survey. Price multiples and other key metrics in the Main Street Market section of the Q3 2017 survey are presented below. Main Street businesses are defined as those with enterprise values …

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Exit Strategies Advises RST in Strategic Sale to Subsite Electronics

Exit Strategies Group, Inc. (ESGI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, robotic inspection equipment manufacturer RS Technical Services, Inc. (RST), by Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine Works company. Exit Strategies served as exclusive M&A advisor to RST. Acquired by: Since 1984, R.S. Technical Services, Inc. (rstechserv.com) has been a leader in the design and manufacture of robotic video inspection equipment used to monitor and repair municipal water and wastewater collection and conveyance …

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Is 2017 a good year to sell my company?

Sellers often ask us if it is a good time to sell their business. My response is usually, “yes, but it depends”.  The optimum time to sell a particular business depends on many factors, and this article discusses some of them. First of all, timing depends on the company: How are its business fundamentals? Is it growing? Flat? Shrinking? Is it profitable? How is the quality of earnings? What is the outlook for the business …

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Exit Strategies helps ProtoFab Expand its Prototyping Capabilities in the Northern California Machining Services Market

Exit Strategies recently advised on the merger of two closely-held Northern California precision machining companies. Founded in 1996 by Grant Kerr, GMAN Precision LLC is a full-service precision machine shop specializing in complex machined parts and services for R&D, prototyping, and preliminary production work. Its markets include aerospace & defense, biotech, electronics, energy, food processing equipment, medical device, and others. ProtoFab, Inc., based in Petaluma, California, is an ISO9001:2008 certified Northern California manufacturer of precision-machined components for …

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Exit Strategies Advises IRR San Francisco-Sacramento on its Sale to BBG

Exit Strategies, a California based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) brokerage and business valuation firm, recently advised the owners of Integra Realty Resources of San Francisco and Sacramento on the sale of their Northern California commercial real estate valuation company to BBG, Inc. BBG ranks among the largest real estate valuation and assessment firms in the United States. With this acquisition, BBG will have 22 offices across the U.S. and a workforce of 262 employees. of San …

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Economic indicators help put the current U.S. economic climate in perspective.

I have four common gauges of U.S. economic activity that deserve a few moments of your attention today: stock market, interest rates, inflation and unemployment. Let’s look at graphs of each of these measures for a visual perspective on the state of our economy. Stock Market. The Wall Street Journal, Equities pg. B17, January 25, 2017 reported the DJIA rose 100 points amid expectations of increased government spending on infrastructure projects.  The DJIA crossed the 20,000 mark …

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Exit Strategies Grows Up!

Time flies when you’re having fun selling and appraising businesses. 2017 marks our 15th anniversary. I founded the firm in January 2002, in the wake of 9/11, coming off a 15-year management career in the industrial automation technology industry. Relying on my corporate merger and acquisition experience, financial training, and a passion for strategic deal-making; the founding was a classic case of spotting an under-served market and filling the needs in a better way. In the early years, we were primarily …

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U.S. Manufacturing Gears Up

Here is some good news to start your year. The Institute for Supply Management announced yesterday that its PMI national manufacturing index came in at 54.7 for December 2016, which is up from 53.2 in November and is the highest monthly reading of 2016. (Any reading over 50 signals growth.) This latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® shows new orders, production and employment growing, inventories contracting, and supplier deliveries slowing. The PMI is based on data compiled from …

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Rising Interest Rates and Investment

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 to believe that current rates are sustainable and can keep rising given the lower tax and infrastructure spending pronouncements coming …

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