This week we cover two pieces of evidence that are positive economic news, how flexibility is key to reaching an optimal deal when selling a business, and how deal structure and debt are affecting M&A activity. As usual, click on the article headline to read the entire piece.
In our first M&A digest of the new year, we take a look at Canadian M&A trends, how theis leading the U.S. toward economic recovery, AxialMarket’s top industries to watch in 2013, and what to expect if you’re looking to sell a company this year.
This roundup of M&A articles includes discussions about the importance of accurate projects when selling a business, the lack of targets in the Canadian M&A market, and inspiring news about America’s long-term economic health.
Today we discuss how to value a business, examine a case study of a common growth strategy, and take a look at new economic data. As always, click on the headlines to read the full articles.
Today’s M&A Weekly Digest features articles about environmental due diligence questions that all business owners selling their companies need to be aware of and the possibility of therecovering faster than expected.
Recently Bill Barnett, former lead of the Strategy Practice at McKinsey & Company, wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review Blog called When Choosing a Job, Culture Matters.
In the piece Barnett chronicles the story of Sean, a person who received a job offer at a Fortune 500 company to be its chief administrative officer. Sean would be the first person to occupy such a position within the company.
Sean turned down the offer after concluding that the role wouldn’t be a good fit in the performance-driven environment where everyone measured success by a person’s direct contribution to the bottom line.
This week’s M&A Weekly Digest discusses how economic uncertainty affects business owners; a increase in the amount of cash that corporate strategics are sitting on; getting optimal deals; and the types of M&A services available and what to expect from each.
The M&A Weekly Digest articles are intended to provide insight on current M&A news but also provide M&A tips for private business owners looking to sell a business. This week we take a look at how private equity firms are a pillar of the ; why pension funds and now endowments are turning to private equity investments; and how to get the maximum return for your business in regards to deal structure.
Due to the time management and getting things done. In this article, I’m going to share my version of “the basics.”, businesses are being asked to do “more with less.” Not only do we as business owners have more to do these days but we also operate in more complex worlds. Still, sticking to the basics is the key to
There are three variables that apply to getting something done: the task(s) at hand, the time available, and the resources required to do it. In the spirit of providing helpful guidance, I’ll put the winning formula up front. If you want to get things done, use a fixed timeframe, optimize your resources, and reduce the tasks at hand in order to succeed at getting things done.
As we are all too painfully aware, most of the economic news we have been hearing recently has been unrelentingly negative. This is especially true of the unemployment data that seems to get reported on unceasingly. Despite all this doom and gloom, data was released in the past few weeks that is fairly positive.
A recent study found that more than 40% of small businesses plan to hire in the next six months.