The M&A Weekly Digest features the next step–finding your buyers–in positioning your company to bein the selling process; newly released data that indicates investors are interested in private equity firms with a middle-market specialty; and a pair of recently announced that business owners can learn from.
“Assuming you have applied the first three articles’ information in your process of selling a business, you have reached a point where you are now ready to find buyers for your company. The question at this time becomes How do I find optimal buyers for my business? Before you answer that question, you need to take a step back and ask yourself, What features of your company would buyers find most attractive? Once you can answer that question, you can then begin the process of creating a list of optimal buyers.”
Once again, recent data–this time from Preqin, a leading intelligence source in the alternative assets industry–indicates that investing in private equity firms that specialize in developing middle-market companies is a safe bet in today’s.
“As the preceding chart indicates, by a significant margin, limited partners are interested in investing their funds with equity firms that specialize in small to middle-market sized companies. Logically they are doing this because that is where the best returns can be found.”
Carl Doerksen of Generational Equity takes a close look at recently announced acquisitions of Glassworks and Arcadia Residential by Bounds Equity Partners. The deals had two elements that business owners would be interested to hear about.
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