Dressing Up For The Dance

Thoughts on Preparing Your Company for a Capital Event An Overview The Boy Scout axiom to “be prepared” can be applied to many aspects of life including business and even more specifically positioning your company for a capital event or sale. The truth is many important initiatives designed to make your company more attractive and valuable to a buyer cannot …

The Self Aware Seller

Before engaging a private equity we advise company ownership to inventory and prioritize the concerns they have about a transaction. A high level of “seller” self-awareness has very positive implications for a selling process or capital event. Uncovered and well-articulated concerns will inevitably inform how a company is packaged and positioned and the types of investment entities best suited to …

A Few Business Owner Valuation Pitfalls

“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.” Warren Buffet Valuations are part science, math, craft and art. Don’t make assumptions about universal or common approaches to valuation. EBITDA is a great example. View it as a fixed benchmark of value and the multiples that are applied to it as a cookie cutter standard for valuation at your own risk. It’s very useful …