We have another digest full of interesting news for business owners that are in the market to sell their companies or are considering it one day.
We hear from a dealmaker veteran about how to quickly improve your company’s sale-ability, learn what kinds of businesses a private equity firm will focus on, find out where the private equity overhang stands, discuss what’s going on with the M&A market, and provide a starting point with the retirement planning process.
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A 20-year dealmaker veteran offers a single piece of advice to business owners who eventually want to sell their companies.
“In their latest update (2nd Half 2013 PE Fundraising and Capital Overhang Report), the analysts with Pitchbook, a leading M&A research organization, correctly point out that even though the overhang – capital available for investments, also known as dry powder – held by equity firms has declined, it still represents a significant amount.”
Gretchen Perkins, a partner with private equity firm Huron Capital Partners, says that the business will continue to focus on acquiring add-on companies for its generalist fund.
“The title of the article caught my attention: Deal Drought Raises the Pressure on Private Equity. The gist of the piece was in keeping with what we have been saying for quite some time – in fact, we covered it just a few days ago – too much money is chasing too few good acquisition opportunities, putting pressure on private equity deal teams to deploy billions of committed capital.”
“The American College’s State Farm Center for Women & Financial Services‘ research indicates that more than 40% of business owners do NOT have a retirement plan in place.” Here are two first important steps.
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