Capturing That Elusive Strategic Value in a Business Sale

Wow did I get a real world demonstration of the saying, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" ? If I could rephrase that to the business sale situation it could be “Strategic Value is in the eyes of the particular buyer." We are representing a small company that has a patented and somewhat … Continue reading Capturing That Elusive Strategic Value in a Business Sale

Is 2017 the Year to Invest in Spain?

Spain is not only a good destination for investment and enterprise creation. Today is probably one of the best options in the European Union. There are many elements that justify this reality, in this case we will review some of the reasons to invest in Spain. 1 - It's time to invest in Spain The beginning of economic growth … Continue reading Is 2017 the Year to Invest in Spain?

For All First-Time Business Buyers

There are several factors you need to consider before purchasing a business, the first being the type of business you'd like to buy. Once you've determined that, your to-do list will be lengthy: You must identify businesses of that type that are for sale, contact the seller, complete a basic analysis of the business, make … Continue reading For All First-Time Business Buyers

Calculating liquidity

For a corporation with a published balance sheet there are various ratios used to calculate a measure of liquidity. These include the following: The current ratio, which is the simplest measure and is calculated by dividing the total current assets by the total current liabilities. A value of over * the quick ratio - calculated … Continue reading Calculating liquidity

7 Negotiating Tips When Buying or Selling a Business

A person buying or selling a business needs the temperament and correct negotiation skills to successfully close the deal. It used to be that people think you are a good negotiator if you push for what you want and you get it. This mentality is passé. Today, deals are made by parties willing to find … Continue reading 7 Negotiating Tips When Buying or Selling a Business

7 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Business

Business buying is complicated. There is lots to think about and do, and many pieces of paper to sign. And lots of money going out the door. Just so you don't forget anything, I have collected some bits of wisdom about buying a business, from my consultations with business owners. Mistake #1 - Signing documents … Continue reading 7 Biggest Mistakes When Buying a Business

20 Key Due Diligence Activities in an M&A Transaction

By David Lipkin | In: Business Planning, Buying a Business, Legal, M&A Transactions By Richard D. Harroch and David A. Lipkin Mergers and acquisitions typically involve a substantial amount of due diligence by the buyer. Before committing to the transaction, the buyer will want to ensure that it knows what it is buying and what obligations it is assuming, the nature and … Continue reading 20 Key Due Diligence Activities in an M&A Transaction

Business Valuation Rules of Thumb

Business brokers and other professional intermediaries use business valuation rules of thumb to help sellers price their businesses for sale. These "rules" are very useful for appraising nearly every small business, however they are gross simplifications and should only provide a general idea of a suitable price range for a particular business.

How to Buy a Business

Buying an existing business can be a great opportunity to get into business without going through the process of starting from scratch. If you buy a turnkey operation, you can skip the startup phase entirely and begin operations as soon as the sale is complete; everything is already set up and ready to go.