In business, just because you want something to happen, it doesn’t necessarily occur. Hope is not a strategy. There are so many environmental factors that affect our strategies. These environmental factors were fully in play during the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what is pivoting? Pivoting is shifting a business to a new strategy. It is a change in the business model, small or large, an act of...Read More
Ever wondered why two seemingly similar companies sell at different multiples of SDE or EBITDA? What factors are buyers considering which results in sale price differences? Here are some company characteristics that push a market multiple higher or lower:
Documented Revenue/Earnings Trends
Buyers are willing to pay more for companies which are able to show verifiably consistent...Read More
Are you selling a business that involves a lease? If so, this will be a factor that has significance to a buyer when you go to complete your deal. If your business relies heavily on its location and you don’t own property, then you’ll find the lease will be quite an important consideration for your buyer. By the same token, if you’re buying a business that involves a lease, you’ll want to...Read More
If you’re selling your business, at some point you’ll likely be presented with a term sheet. As the name suggests, this document will include the “terms” of the deal including the basic economic terms and conditions of a prospective acquisition. It is a list of conditions to be met if the sale successfully takes place, yet it is not legally binding.
What is the Difference Between a Term...Read More
Once you get to the stage of your deal where you have a signed letter of intent, you may already be feeling a sense of relief that your deal is near finalization. But remember that the due diligence stage is typically yet to come. This stage includes everything from financial and legal investigations to a review of specific information regarding how a business is run.
The due diligence...Read More