This edition of the M&A Digest is full of great tips and useful information related to selling a business. We discuss specific reasons why buyers pay premiums for, how to make a profile letter a compelling piece, what kinds of deals private equity firms are focusing on, the history of capital gains taxes, and high-profile M&A conferences.
To successfully sell your business, you must find buyers who are willing and able to pay a premium. The first step to doing so is understanding buyers’ motives. Here are 10 reasons why buyers pay top dollar for acquisitions.
When selling a business, your profile letter is your introduction to prospective buyers. Here’s how to make it a compelling marketing piece.
Private equity firms are aggressively pursuing add-on acquisition opportunities, which most middle-market business aren’t aware of and should be if they are looking to sell.
New data from PitchBook shows that private equity firms are focusing on a certain deal size. Do they prefer large investments or small acquisitions?
“One of the key components of U.S. tax policy for the past 100 years or so has been the concept of taxing short-term and long-term capital gains. As you know, during the Bush era, capital gains taxes were cut to their lowest levels in decades. And, on January 1, they were raised to effectively 20%. But historically they have been much, much higher.”
Tom Farrell, Generational Equity executive VP, recently was named a leadership group chair for the inaugural Emerging Leaders Summit from the M&A Advisor.
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