Today’s M&A Weekly Digest covers why business owners should seeplanning as an investment, how easy or difficult it will be to find buyers for companies this year, and the current mindset of family-owned businesses. As usual, click on the article headline to read the piece in its entirety.
“[W]hat most business owners don’t consider is that exit planning is really an investment in yourself. Don’t get so caught up in the daily, time-consuming aspects of running your own company that you forget to think about your future. Before you know it, your future will be your today. And then it will be too late to plan your exit and invest in yourself.”
“According to a number of leading M&A experts and dealmakers, 2013 should be a great year for finding buyers of U.S.-based businesses. Although 2012 was relatively flat, the year gained tremendous momentum the last three months. Of course, some of that was due to deals closing before cap gains taxes increased on January 1 of this year. However, a number of key M&A professionals expect that momentum to carry forward well into 2013, making it an optimal year for finding buyers.”
“PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) recently surveyed 100 family-owned businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. What they found shows the ongoing challenges of owning and operating a family-owned business in today’s environment. Although a large portion of the folks surveyed are generally positive about future growth, most are realistic about the challenges they face.”
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