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When Will the Market Return to Normal?

2020-09-28T10:31:36-04:00

By Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI For those of us in the M&A business, the million dollar question we are all asking ourselves is when will the transaction market return to 2019's high levels. A number of industry sponsored surveys show that transaction volumes falling between 30% and 40% in the second quarter. Early indications are [...]

When Will the Market Return to Normal?2020-09-28T10:31:36-04:00

Market Pulse Report Q2 2020

2020-08-18T14:59:15-04:00

The Market Pulse for the second quarter gives insights into Covid-19's impact on the transaction market and the recovery of impacted businesses. This is a quarterly survey conducted by M&A Source and the IBBA detailing the level of M&A activity among Main Street and Lower Middle market businesses, which is derived from input from over 400 M&A professionals.

Market Pulse Report Q2 20202020-08-18T14:59:15-04:00

What is Private Equity Saying About This Market

2020-06-09T07:31:22-04:00

Like many of us whose businesses are tied to the vagaries of the M&A transaction market, we are keenly interested in how transaction professionals are currently viewing it.   While holed up in my home office over the last couple of months, I’ve had the opportunity to better connect with many of them (Zoom has been [...]

What is Private Equity Saying About This Market2020-06-09T07:31:22-04:00

Work on Your Business: Buyers Want Accurate and Targeted Financial Reporting

2020-09-25T13:37:38-04:00

By Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI In my last post, I wrote that while it may not be the best time to sell a business, it is a great time to work on a business.  The work I am suggesting does not even require a lot of money but instead just a commitment of time [...]

Work on Your Business: Buyers Want Accurate and Targeted Financial Reporting2020-09-25T13:37:38-04:00

New Haven M&A Office Racks Up 2019 VR Franchise Awards

2020-06-09T06:42:24-04:00

New Haven, CT, April 16, 2020 – VR Mergers & Acquisitions (“VR”) in New Haven, received honors from the VR Corporate Awards Ceremony for their performance in 2019.  The New Haven office competes with over 45 other independently owned VR offices worldwide, and garnered awards for the #4 Office for transaction fees generated and Jeff Swiggett, [...]

New Haven M&A Office Racks Up 2019 VR Franchise Awards2020-06-09T06:42:24-04:00

Closing Business Sales: How to Ensure the Process Runs Smoothly

2020-04-08T11:17:36-04:00

You've marketed your business, found a qualified buyer, and agreed to terms. Now that you've completed most of your sale tasks, it's finally time to close the deal. While this is an exciting time, you should also be sure to use considerable caution. The last thing any owner wants to do is watch a deal [...]

Closing Business Sales: How to Ensure the Process Runs Smoothly2020-04-08T11:17:36-04:00

Is it Possible to Sell a Business with Debt?

2020-04-02T13:03:33-04:00

Whether accumulated through bank loans, lines of credit, or credit cards, debt is a natural part of operating a business. Developing new products and services, hiring additional staff, opening new locations, and purchasing inventory are all common reasons why a company seeks debt-based funding. This raises an interesting question: What happens when a business owner [...]

Is it Possible to Sell a Business with Debt?2020-04-02T13:03:33-04:00

CT Exit Planning: 2019 Survey Results are Positive for CT Business Owners

2020-07-31T10:34:55-04:00

New Haven, CT – VR Business Sales – Mergers & Acquisitions, Marcum LLP, and the Law Firm of Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C. released the 2019 Year End Report of the CT Business Owners Exit Planning Survey.   The Connecticut Business Owners Exit Planning Survey was created to measure how well owners are prepared for an [...]

CT Exit Planning: 2019 Survey Results are Positive for CT Business Owners2020-07-31T10:34:55-04:00