Preparing for a sale early could mean more than a high sale price

Business owners who intend to sell their company should operate with the goal of maximizing its value as early as possible in the business life cycle. By doing so, an owner can reap the benefits of the operational and cultural improvements, and have more control over how, when and to whom they sell their business. […]

Q3 2019 Middle Market M&A Update

According to the most recent GF Data® M&A Report, valuation multiples remain elevated through the third quarter of 2019. Through data collected by over 200 active private equity contributors, GF Data reported a total of 50 transactions in Q3, with an average 7.4x Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) Adjusted EBITA. This level is unchanged from the […]

5 Steps to Take When Selling Your Business  

Preparing to sell a business is a complex process and often takes longer than business owners anticipate. If you are considering selling your business, here are some steps that will help you prepare. Are you emotionally ready to sell your business? How will you spend your time after you’ve sold your business? Have you developed […]

Q4 2018 Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions Update

After discussions last quarter that the current “seller’s market” might finally be easing a bit, fourth quarter middle market M&A activity hints that there may still be a little room to run, according to the most recent GF Data® report. Through the first three quarters of 2018, average valuations were down from their second half […]

Could “no-haggle” selling be right for your dealership?

In recent years, some dealerships have adopted a “no-haggle” or one-price model for selling vehicles. This has been in response to several factors, including greater transparency of vehicle prices afforded to customers by the Internet and the general dislike many customers have of negotiating car prices with sales personnel. For example, it’s easier today for […]

Middle Market Merger and Acquisition Update and Outlook

Middle market merger and acquisition (M&A) activity continued strongly in 2017, with valuation multiples surging to ever higher levels. As valuations continue their rise, sellers are seemingly in the driver’s seat led by several factors, including: Optimism that the economy is strong and the current administration is business friendly The continuation of low interest rates […]

Ready to sell your business? Take these steps for a successful transition.

As the baby boomer generation ages and the Gen Xers and millennials come of age and go off to do their own thing, many businesses owned by boomers are left without a natural successor. Many of these business owners are finding that their children and grandchildren simply do not want to take over the family […]

Transitioning Your Business

Please note that CPE is not available for webinars on-demand. CPE is available for live events only. Transitioning from your business to retirement, or to another project, is a normal part of the lifecycle of an entrepreneur. That’s why you need to know your options when it comes to cashing in on all your hard […]

Funding Your Business Growth

You have an amazing business plan, an identified target market and a strategy to excel. But where do you find the funding to turn your idea into a reality? If you’re in business then you need to understand funding. That’s where we come in. Join Clark Schaefer Hackett in partnership with DBL Law for a […]

Get the Advantage: Download Creative Exit Strategy Materials Now

Our recent Creative Exit Strategies event was packed with valuable information for business owners and advisors. To recap, experts from Clark Schaefer Hackett and Eastman & Smith shared valuable ideas and insights related to preparing your business for sale, valuing your company and employing smart tax strategies. Have the advantage when you’re ready to sell: […]