The AM&AA Summer Conference, held in Chicago, IL, brought in over 350 attendees including M&A Advisors, Private Equity Firms, Investment Bankers, Family Offices and other private investment professionals. The conference opened with a discussion on the JOBS Act and how it will affect and potentially benefit M&A professionals. Chris Tyrrell of Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) gave insight into how the JOBS Act will bring more capital into private markets from additional and different investors and allow companies to stay private longer. I’m sure everyone will agree that Harvard Business School lecturer Steven Rogers made a huge impact at this year’s conference. His keynote presentation was truly engaging with much audience participation. Rogers spoke on the importance of strategic thinking, which he defined as differentiation, and entrepreneurship in acquisitions. Another highlight...
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An extended session on “Making Intangibles Count” on day one of next week’s conference is well timed. As Mike Nall says in his piece on Due Diligence in sell-side mergers and acquisitions in the latest issue of M & A magazine, “more and more of a business’s assets being acquired are intangible." In fact, up to 80% of a firm’s value can come from its Customer Base. As the primary revenue generating asset, it is critical to examine a target company’s relationships with its customers in the Due Diligence process. Critical questions needing answers are:
- How strong are the company's relationships with its customers?
- What is the mix of Loyal, Neutral & Vulnerable customers?
- Is it favorable or unfavorable to securing future revenue?
- What is the probability a...
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