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02 Oct: M&A TRANSACTIONS TAKING LONGER? BLAME TECHNOLOGY

At the risk of sounding like an old curmudgeon (which I probably am), a case can be made that technology is increasing the amount of time it takes to get an M&A transaction closed and may even reduce the probability of closing or of a successful investment. Several observations to support the idea…

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08 Aug: 10 Key Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Before Choosing a Private Equity Partner

You have decided to sell part of your business. You have hired a qualified investment banker and begun a marketing process. You are ready for the next stage of business ownership: bringing on an investment partner to diversify your assets and create a path to complete exit. Finding the right fit is an inexact science – a combination of due diligence, reference checks, and “gut feel…”

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16 Oct: CEOs & Private Equity: Don’t Become a Statistic

An Alix Partners survey found private equity groups (PEGs) replace 58% of CEOs within two years of buying a company and 73% of CEOs during their ownership period. This is a terrible outcome for both the CEO and for the private equity group. How can it be avoided? There are important takeaways for both private equity groups and owner/CEOs of lower middle market companies selling controlling interest to a financial buyer…

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20 Sep: Gordy’s Supermarket: Distressed Sale

Notices have been sent out to creditors of Gordy’s Market, notifying them to stake their claim to money owed by a deadline of Nov. 30. Robert Rough, managing director with Telos Capital Advisors LLC—an investment banking firm in Dallas, Texas, that specializes in restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, explained what is happening with the case and offered analysis on what might happen to the stores…