This digest starts with multiple sources buzzing about the record yearand activity had:
- 2015 Was Record M&A Year, According To The Wall Street Journal
- Good News for Business Owners: 2015 Was Record M&A Year
And then there are pieces about how to get the sale of your business final, how private equity firms operate in theand common mistakes entrepreneurs make when they sell their companies. Click on the headlines to read the full pieces.
Three things are causing deals to fall apart right now. But if business owners hire and listen to the advice of a legitimate, professional M&A advisory firm, they would be able to avoid an unsuccessful deal.
“[E]quity firms that specialize in [the middle market] do so primarily to grow the assets they acquire. The negative press that the industry gets is largely based on huge mega deals, which often do not pan out and so the assets are often “flipped” and spun off in pieces.
Equity firms that focus on middle-market companies do the opposite: They acquire to grow their holdings, and often hold their acquisitions for 5-7 years and in many cases for indefinite time frames. Their business model is often completely different than the one exhibited by firms that get all the negative press.”
Selling a business is a long, complex journey. If you’re trying to find a buyer for your company, you’ll want to avoid these 5 mistakes we’ve seen business owners make throughout the years.
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