We cover much ground in today’s M&A Digest. Learn why smaller deals will drive 2014’s M&A activity, if we’re on the cusp of another M&A upswing, the perils of family succession to avoid, a few succession planning tips, and why accuracy is key when forecasting your company’s future growth. Click on the headline for the full article.
Demand for smaller transactions will be up; mega deals will be down in 2014. Why?
Current data is indicating we could be on the threshold of another M&A upswing, which means business owners need to preparing toto take advantage of the high buyer activity.
Family succession can work, but don’t assume everything will fall into place. We look into why family succession fails and what happens to the business owner when it does.
A business owner’s lack of succession planning can cost him or her big time when it’s time to exit the business.
Private equity firms have $1 trillion they must spend, which is fantastic news for business owners looking for an infusion of capital for growth.
“Professional buyers often look at hundreds of potential deals a year. They don’t have time to work for months with a seller that has unrealistic, unachievable financial projections. If they see early on that they can’t bridge the gap between a seller’s projections and reality, they will most often simply walk away from the deal.”
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