Goodwill is a term that might cause a little confusion for some. But at its heart, it is a relatively straight-forward concept. Goodwill is generally viewed as a term that encapsulates everything from a business’s reputation to the goods, services and products it provides. The key idea is that there is goodwill if the business is viewed as a true and functioning business that has longevity...Read More
This week’s M&A Access features Kim Clark Pakstys, Board Member & Interim CXO. Pakstys outlines why M&A deals fail to reach their expected value, including poor identification of goals, leadership teams, and culture. Pakstys also details how to maximize success and value creation when making a deal.
For every reason that a pending sale of a business collapses, there is a positive reason why the sale closed successfully. What does it take for the sale of a business to close successfully? Certainly there are reasons that a sale might not close that are beyond anyone’s control. A fire, for example, the death of a principal, or a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. There...Read More
This week’s M&A Access features Bryan Berent, Managing Partner, Blue River. Berent deciphers the activity on the buy-and-sell side—PE firms have “jumped back into the market with both feet.” Also, as an M&A advisor, Berent unveils hidden value drivers that make the most difference to clients, including management team stability, type of...Read More
There is a direct relationship between the asking price and the amount of cash on the table at the time of the sale. Buyers and sellers alike should keep one fact in mind. Most businesses involve some level of seller financing. It is customary for both buyers and sellers to have concerns regarding this kind of financing; after all, sellers don’t want to take their businesses back from the...Read More