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Exit Strategies Sells Aldetec, Inc. to Private Equity Backed Strategic Buyer

Sacramento, California – Exit Strategies is pleased to announce the acquisition of microwave electronics manufacturer Aldetec, Inc. by U.S. Technologies and Cornerstone Capital Holdings. Sold To: Aldetec, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated microwave assemblies and RF amplifiers for the commercial, military and space flight industry sectors. US Technologies (UST), of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, provides quality electronics design, manufacturing, engineering, testing, repair and refurbishment services, from complete finished units down to the component level. Cornerstone …

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E-commerce Business SocksRock.com Sold to Strategic Buyer

San Francisco, CA – Exit Strategies is pleased to report the sale of E-commerce company SocksRock LLC to a strategic buyer. Sold To: SocksRock, LLC established in 2008, is an e-commerce business selling customized athletic gear to sports teams and to corporations for identity programs. It has a track record of revenue growth, a website with intuitive product configuration and dynamic imaging capability, and superb customer satisfaction. SZ Ventures is a Texas-based aggregator and operator …

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Exit Strategies Advises Redwood Reporting on its Sale to Litigation Services

Exit Strategies, a leading California based mergers and acquisitions brokerage and business valuation firm, recently advised the owners of Redwood Reporting & Videoconferencing, LLC on the sale of their company to Litigation Services, LLC. Transaction price and terms are private. Sold to Redwood Reporting, with 13 seasoned court reporters and 4 support staff at the time of the sale, has provided professional court reporting services since 1987, and offers exceptionally strong experience with large construction defect litigation projects. Litigation …

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Recent Trends in the M&A Market

Pepperdine University, of Malibu, California, in conjunction with the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source, publishes a quarterly Market Pulse Survey of business brokers that provides useful information concerning the market for Main Street ($0-$2M sales price) and lower middle market ($2-$50M sales price) businesses. Highlights from their most recent report for Q1 2016, include: 50% of all business sell Retirement is still the prime motivating factor for sellers followed by burnout. The strongest growth …

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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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