Category: Valuation

Issues pertaining to determining a company’s value, and/or initiatives to improve it

How Basketball Free Agent Negotiations Resemble the Industrial Mergers & Acquisitions Market

The annual basketball free agent frenzy that started June 30 caused its own fireworks before Independence Day.

For those who follow this, it’s a shuffle akin to Whac-a-Mole® in which select players suddenly pop up having signed to new teams. Fans losing beloved players to other cities go through a grieving process of shock, acceptance, then hope that the replacement will perform at least as well as the dearly departed one now about to set up shop with the Brooklyn Nets.

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Does Your Company Have What It Takes to Interest Private Equity Investors?

Daily, I am contacted by at least one private equity (PE) investor seeking deal flow.  What sort of companies do they seek?  Below is a good, generic example of a middle market private equity...

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Be Wary of the Guy Who Says He Wants to Buy Your Company (Part 1)

Almost invariably, private company owners say that they have had a call from someone who has expressed interest in buying the company.  While the inquiry may flatter, probably every owner or majority shareholder of...

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