In this week’s M&A Digest, we explore several common questions from private business owners, dive into the manufacturing recovery, and take a look at the numbers behind Canada’s M&A activity. As usual, click on the headline to read the full article.
First let’s start with the questions:
- What is an Emergency Operating Plan?
- Why Should I Get A Valuation Done On My Company?
- Why is Exit Planning Important for Business Owners?
- How Long Will Interest Rates Stay Low?
“The title of a recent BusinessInsider.com article really caught my attention: Business Is Booming in the U.S.
The article went on to quote Markit’s Chris Williamson, chief economist, who said: ‘[In our last survey] factory output, order books and payroll numbers rose at some of the fastest rates we’ve seen since the recession, rounding off the best quarter for four years in terms of manufacturing expansion.’”
“Business owners that we meet will typically get around to asking us the same question: Why should I hire your firm when finding a buyer for my company? Why can’t I just attract a buyer and close the deal myself?”
Merger and acquisition activity is experiencing a significant lift in 2014. This is not only true in the U.S. but it is also occurring in Canada.
“There is an old Scottish proverb that goes something like this: ‘The grandfather buys, the father builds, the son sells, and the grandchild begs.’
This saying is referring to the transfer of wealth from generation to generation. Sadly, as we have seen over the decades, it is often true. A family creates a business that is well run and profitable, and as successive generations take the reins, too often the investment and the legacy in the business is completely lost through bad management, lack of focus, and poor decision making.”
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