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10 October, 2017

M&A Advisor Spotlight: Bill Hall

2018-01-05T14:39:54+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on M&A Advisor Spotlight: Bill Hall

We are one of the most active and successful firms in the region - thanks to our advisors.  Meet Bill, one of our rock star Certified Business Intermediaries. Bill Hall has been advising owners on business sales, mergers and acquisitions with us for almost 10 years.  Joining with forty years of sales and management [...]

2 October, 2017

Launched: CT Exit Planning Survey Returns for Second Year

2017-10-02T10:58:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Exit Planning Survey|Comments Off on Launched: CT Exit Planning Survey Returns for Second Year

Today, the CT Business Owner Exit Planning Survey has launched for its second year with VR Business Sales – Mergers & Acquisitions, Marcum LLP and the law firm of Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C championing the effort.  In the US, there are an estimated 8 million baby boomer business owners who will [...]

26 September, 2017

New Haven Trio Championing Exit Planning Survey for Second Year

2018-01-05T14:47:13+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Exit Planning Survey|Comments Off on New Haven Trio Championing Exit Planning Survey for Second Year

The CT Business Owner Exit Planning Survey will be returning for a second year with VR Business Sales – Mergers & Acquisitions, Marcum LLP and the law firm of Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C championing the effort.   The survey will launch October 2nd, owners can sign up to be notified [...]

19 September, 2017

New! 5 Industries Added to Valuation Guide Library for Q3

2018-01-05T14:45:59+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Value Advisor|Comments Off on New! 5 Industries Added to Valuation Guide Library for Q3

Each quarter this year, we're bringing you more of our popular Value Advisor Valuation Reference Guides.  These guides break down critical information on how to value your business, a starting point for understanding how much your business is really worth. Below are links to our recently released industry guides for Capital Equipment Manufacturers, Food Manufacturers, Plastic Injection Molder [...]

14 September, 2017

The Art of Negotiation

2018-01-05T16:04:55+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Buy a Business, Sell Your Business 101|Comments Off on The Art of Negotiation

Whether you’re selling or buying a business, you want to walk away with the best deal possible. The seller and buyer hope to make as few concessions as possible, and negotiations often stall when both parties can’t see eye to eye or are not empathetic to the other’s needs. For negotiations to be successful, [...]

5 September, 2017

M&A Advisor Spotlight: Jeff Swiggett

2018-01-05T14:40:59+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Other Blog Posts|Comments Off on M&A Advisor Spotlight: Jeff Swiggett

We're spotlighting our team of M&A Advisors who make our firm one of the most active and successful firms in the region. Jeff has over thirty years of business experience including positions in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, business startup and acquisition.  He owned and operated an import/export firm as well as a manufacturing [...]

31 August, 2017

Why You NEED to Prescreen Business Buyers

2018-01-05T16:23:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Sell Your Business 101|Comments Off on Why You NEED to Prescreen Business Buyers

The initial rush of inquiries after listing your business for sale can be exhilarating.  Hooray, people want to buy my business!  However, before sounding the trumpets, there are a few things that NEED to be done to protect your confidentiality and your time.  Simply curious, and sometimes ill intended, parties can suck up a lot [...]

22 August, 2017

M&A Rocketing Demand: New Advisor Ready for Action

2018-01-05T14:44:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on M&A Rocketing Demand: New Advisor Ready for Action

This year's record-breaking business sales market continues to heat up, with an increasing number of owners seek the best way to capitalize.  Increasing demand for the firms exceptional merger and acquisition advisory services has led to VR Business Sales in New Haven announcing the addition of business intermediary, David Shapiro.  David, bringing 20 years of entrepreneurial, executive [...]

15 August, 2017

6 Killer Mistakes Companies Make When Growing Through Acquisition

2018-01-05T12:34:36+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Buy a Business|Comments Off on 6 Killer Mistakes Companies Make When Growing Through Acquisition

Growing through acquisition is a great way to expand a company quickly.  The acquisition process can be very rewarding for companies with the right approach and execution.  Unfortunately, a great many mergers and acquisitions fail. If you avoid these six common, killer mistakes you're more likely to find success. 6 Top Business [...]

8 August, 2017

Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist

2018-01-11T10:01:15+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Business Valuations|Comments Off on Ready for a Business Valuation? Here’s the Checklist

When you are ready to find out how much your business is worth, providing current and accurate financial information for your business valuation is key. Business valuations take a variety of factors into account, including financial performance, industry and type of buyer likely to purchase the business, to name a few. If you are considering [...]

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