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VR Awarded Top Honor by M&A Source

2021-01-19T12:43:15-05:00

VR Mergers & Acquisitions  received the award for the 2020 M&A Source Top Firm of the Year among 2-5 person firms.  Jeff Swiggett, CBI, M&AMI also was awarded the Executive Club designation, based upon combine deal value for the prior calendar year.  M&A Source is the premier community for lower middle market M&A advisors and private [...]

VR Awarded Top Honor by M&A Source2021-01-19T12:43:15-05:00

Survey Live: 5th Annual CT Exit Planning Survey

2020-12-15T14:34:40-05:00

For the last five years our firm has partnered with Marcum and Zangari Cohn Cuthbertson Duhl & Grello P.C. to conduct the CT Business Owner Exit Planning Survey. This year's survey is of particular importance to gage the impact the pandemic has had on local business owners. While 2019 was a year of record breaking [...]

Survey Live: 5th Annual CT Exit Planning Survey2020-12-15T14:34:40-05:00

Third Quarter Markers Signal Start of Transaction Market Recovery

2020-10-30T09:24:44-04:00

Third Quarter - Market Outlook 2020 In our recent post, When Will the Market Return to Normal?, we discussed factors that will contribute to the economic recovery from the pandemic, as well as what the timeline will look like for the transaction market to return to the highs seen in 2019.  We had [...]

Third Quarter Markers Signal Start of Transaction Market Recovery2020-10-30T09:24:44-04:00

New! Value Advisor Construction Valuation Series Released

2020-10-23T11:51:38-04:00

Despite the pandemic, there are many construction and contracting firms doing quite well.  If you find you are one of these firms, now may be as good a time as any to sell your company at a premium price.  We've expanded our library of valuation reference guides to include three new industry segments in [...]

New! Value Advisor Construction Valuation Series Released2020-10-23T11:51:38-04:00

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