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SOLD: Boats Incorporated Announces Closing of Its Sale

2018-10-15T11:03:07+00:00

New Haven, CT, September 2018 – VR Mergers & Acquisitions (“VR”), a Connecticut business brokerage firm serving business owners in the Northeast, is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of Boats Incorporated to an investor group led by Scott Leahy. Boats Incorporated is an award-winning boat dealership and marina located on 2.3 acres in [...]

SOLD: Boats Incorporated Announces Closing of Its Sale 2018-10-15T11:03:07+00:00

Cutting to the Chase with Quality Earnings Reports

2018-08-30T13:08:12+00:00

By Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI In my years of M&A Advisory work I have been involved with many transactions where the buyers, who are often Private Equity Groups, contract with an accounting firm as a part of the due diligence process to generate a Quality Earnings (QE) Report for the acquisition.  As a seller, it [...]

Cutting to the Chase with Quality Earnings Reports 2018-08-30T13:08:12+00:00

Market Pulse Report Boasts: It’s a Remarkable Time to Sell a Business

2018-08-31T06:17:15+00:00

The Market Pulse is a quarterly report based on survey results jointly released by M&A Source and the International Business Brokers Association.  View or download the full report here.  The second quarter report for 2018 boasted: "It's a remarkable time to sell a business. Roughly 21% of advisors say 2018 is the best year [...]

Market Pulse Report Boasts: It’s a Remarkable Time to Sell a Business 2018-08-31T06:17:15+00:00

5 Ways Manufacturers Earn Top Dollar Valuations

2018-08-07T13:37:18+00:00

Manufacturing companies have become attractive acquisitions for both strategic and financial buyers.  Many buyers view the sector as one where the U.S. is undergoing a renaissance and the long-term trends bode well for it.  Any manufacturing company therefore attracts a good deal of interest when it comes on the market. Despite all of this though, [...]

5 Ways Manufacturers Earn Top Dollar Valuations 2018-08-07T13:37:18+00:00

Benefits of an Opinion of Value and What It Reveals

2018-07-20T05:55:03+00:00

By Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI Whether or not a company owner is ready to sell, I always recommend that they seek an Opinion of Value (OPV).  It serves as a useful benchmark for their businesses and is the first step in developing an exit strategy.   A firm like ours, routinely provides OPVs at no charge.  [...]

Benefits of an Opinion of Value and What It Reveals 2018-07-20T05:55:03+00:00

Market Keeps Getting Hotter As Baby Boomers Bid Farewell

2018-07-13T10:30:19+00:00

We've been forecasting a wave of business sales to hit the market as Baby Boomers move to retirement for some time now - and now it's here. The market has never been hotter with the business sales breaking records, quarter after quarter.   Baby Boomer retirements and a strong economy with rising business revenues have been [...]

Market Keeps Getting Hotter As Baby Boomers Bid Farewell 2018-07-13T10:30:19+00:00

The Important Elements of a Letter of Intent

2018-06-05T08:42:13+00:00

The process of selling a business is complex and the potential for mis-understandings is great.  One way to minimize these is to craft a detailed offer that addresses key issues. Beyond a simple term sheet which spells out the structure of an offer in a vague way, it is important to further define key [...]

The Important Elements of a Letter of Intent 2018-06-05T08:42:13+00:00

How Private Equity Groups Value Companies

2018-06-05T08:47:37+00:00

In this third part of our series on Private Equity Groups (PEGs), we will examine how PEGs perceive value.  But first, we must define what it is that PEGs are valuing. In almost all cases, when a PEG makes an offer for a company it is based on the Enterprise Value of the firm. [...]

How Private Equity Groups Value Companies 2018-06-05T08:47:37+00:00

How Private Equity Groups Invest in Companies

2018-06-05T08:50:50+00:00

In this second part of our series explaining the role Private Equity Groups (PEGs) play in the lower middle transaction market, we review how PEGs structure investments in companies.   Generally, PEGs seek to make investments as one of two types; a platform investment where the company exists as a stand-alone entity that is [...]

How Private Equity Groups Invest in Companies 2018-06-05T08:50:50+00:00