Tag Archives: M&A

Relying on a Handshake or a Letter of Intent (LOI)

In acquisitions, a Letter of Intent, or LOI, is a document that outlines the key business terms the buyer and seller agree to, which later become the basis for all agreements and documents that legally bind a business sale. Common clauses in the LOI should include who the buyer and seller are, purchase price, structure […]

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Generating Multiple Buyers

It has long been recognized in the Merger & Acquisition market that “having only one buyer is the same as having no buyers.” For the seller of a business, having multiple buyers is an absolute requirement to maximize the sales value of an owner’s business. But just how does the M&A Professional bring multiple buyers […]

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Is It Time to Acquire?

The motivation to acquire is as plentiful and different as is buyers, sellers and kinds of deals. The goal of an acquisition is to increase your competitive advantage by gaining: New Capabilities: adding new products and services. New Customers: expanding the customer base, increasing revenues with higher earnings. More resources: adding new and fresh talent, […]

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How do buyer and seller bridge the “Price Gap” between seller’s expectations and buyer’s fears?

Earn-out agreements have long been introduced into merger/acquisition transactions when Buyers and Sellers have a “price gap” impasse; yet both have the common goal of arriving at an agreement that meets the needs of both Parties. Earn-outs may also provide a flexible way to deal with Buyer/Seller differences, future uncertainties and post-acquisition potential. Most successful […]

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The Valuation of Real Estate as Part of a Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Deal.

When real estate is a component of an M&A deal, the following, similar, lasting questions will arise: Is the real estate an operating asset, a part of the business, critically necessary to continue the operations, un-separable for any other possible use or rezoning, or possibly used at its highest and best use? If the real […]

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It’s a good deal, but is it bankable?

In the life cycle of a business there are always opportunities. The transaction could be a start-up, a commitment to growth, a merger, an acquisition, the buy-out of a partner or any number of other possibilities that occur in getting and staying in business. As a business begins sizing up these possibilities, the key question may be,” […]

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