Posts by: Mark Mansour

Creative Deal Structures For Extraordinary Times

Creative Deal Structures For Extraordinary Times
Without question, the most advantageous time for a business owner to consider an outright sale or recap of his/her equity is during expansionary economies where the company has shown steady growth, appears likely to continue on that upward trajectory, and capital markets are flush with cash.  Unfortunately, economic cycles don’t always align with a business owner’s plans for wealth diversification.… read more →

Has the Keg Run Dry?

Has the Keg Run Dry?
Has the keg gone dry?  Back in my (much, much) younger days I enjoyed a good party and had the staying power of a marathoner to last well into the wee hours.  However when the keg went dry it was time to head home.  I believe we are in the part of the economic cycle where, metaphorically speaking, the keg… read more →

Firing on all Cylinders

Firing on all Cylinders
Generally speaking, the economy is firing on all cylinders as evidenced by S&P 500 25% earnings growth and 8% revenue growth in Q1 2018. Business leaders are feeling optimistic as capital spending growth in Q1 was up around 25%, its highest in seven years, and no doubt influenced by changes in the corporate tax code. Further evidence of the economic robustness can be… read more →

Are There Monsters Under My Bed?

Are There Monsters Under My Bed?
Warren Buffett once said of investing, "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." This contrarian perspective fairly describes my growing unease with the U.S. economy, much like a toddler hearing noises under their bed despite reassurances from their parents (favorable consensus economic forecasts). I can hear the pundits saying, "Mark, go back to bed. It's nothing.… read more →
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