Our M&A Weekly Digest, which brings you M&A news and tips each Friday, has articles providing a list of possible intangible assets that your company might have; why you must have more than one buyer interested in your business and how to do it; the two key issues that anyplan should cover; why knowing the motivation behind an acquisition is important to getting the maximum value for your company; and why you should avoid anyone that uses a “one size fits all” approach to valuing companies.
“Have you ever wondered why two companies in the same industry with similar financials and growth projections can be valued completely differently? What makes a buyer pay a premium for Company A while not paying a premium for Company B? The answer to these questions can be summed up in two words: intangible assets.”
Carl Doerksen provides a list of 11 possible intangible assets that your company might have. Even if you’re not considering selling your business now, take a look at the list and see how your company stacks up. The more intangible assets, the better.
This article explores the two problems with having only one buyer interested in buying your business and how you can attract multiple buyers.
This article discusses how to determine the answers to the important questions below when developing an exit strategy.
“A formal exit plan should cover two key issues:
- How much capital will you need post-sale?
- When do you plan on?”
“Anyone who tells you in your first meeting with them that they either know your value or can tell you which formula they will use in valuing your business should be avoided. It is impossible to define that until [a business valuation] is complete.”
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