Private Equity News

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 →

How to Quickly Estimate the Value of a Private Company

How to Quickly Estimate the Value of a Private Company
"What is the value of my business?" This is a common question asked by business owners for estate planning or retirement purposes since, in many cases, most of their wealth is tied up in their company. Establishing a company's true value requires soliciting bids from qualified buyers. However, short of putting your company up for sale, this article describes a… read more →

Creating Value In A Maturing Private Equity Market

Creating Value In A Maturing Private Equity Market
As the private equity industry has matured, massive capital inflows and the proliferation of industry professionals has created competition across all segments of the marketplace. As in any industry, over time this competition has diminished both expected and actual returns on capital deployed. The era where astute financial engineering alone is sufficient to generate superior returns is over. Indeed, competition… read more →

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
After a 20-year hiatus from the classroom, I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with my most influential professor from graduate school, Dr. Allen Michel. Dr. Michel, an internationally recognized expert on mergers & acquisition related matters and a professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, asked me to speak to his graduate students on "what leads to a… read more →

Keeping Deals On Track

Keeping Deals On Track
Four years ago, I joined the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA), a trade organization bringing together investment bankers, private equity professionals, CPAs, attorneys and other corporate financial advisors for educational and networking purposes. This past month, AM&AA held its Summer Conference in Chicago which included over 400 M&A professionals discussing various topics ranging from valuation and leverage trends to the… read more →
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