Tags : M&A

Dallas 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Ray Niekamp Although Hurricane Harvey did not hit North Texas, its effects were still felt in the Dallas-area economy. But Mine Yücel, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, thinks the economic impact of the storm will be short-lived. She forecasts the state’s economy will grow 2.5 to 3 percent this […]Read More

Owner CEOs: Are You Selling or Are You Bringing on

By Robert Rough and Bernard Carrico An Alix Partners survey found private equity groups (PEGs) replace 58 percent of CEOs within two years of buying a company and 73 percent of CEOs during their ownership period. While the survey was small and of larger companies, there are important takeaways for owner/CEOs of lower middle market […]Read More

The Buy-Side of M&A

HOW TO MAKE SUCCESSFUL ACQUISITIONS Photography by Jonathan Garza  In the world of M&A, there are two categories of acquisitions: financial and strategic. In the financial transaction scenario, it’s usually a private equity firm buying a majority stake of a company, placing it in their portfolio, growing it over several years and then selling it […]Read More

Selling Your Business: What Should You Do When Approached By

Photography By Shannon Drawe Out of the blue comes a phone call from a reputable company targeting your business for an acquisition or merger. You are flattered and you are intrigued. You decide the time could be right to sell, but are you prepared to respond to an unsolicited buyer? For David Dodson, Senior Vice […]Read More

M&A Transactions: How to Negotiate From A Position Of Strength

Photography by Shannon Drawe The first thing to consider when entering a merger and acquisition deal is not how to beat the other guy. Terry Fick says it’s all about positioning your company and yourself to negotiate a better deal. Fick is managing director of Corporate Finance Associates, and at a recent Enlightened Speakers Series […]Read More

How to Increase the Value of Your Business: Preparing for

Photography by Jonathan Garza There comes a time in the life of every business when the idea of selling gains traction. But selling a business is no simple task — it requires about three years of planning and preparation to make the business as robust as possible and get its valuation as high as it […]Read More

When Will You Retire?

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH YOUR BUSINESS? By Scott J. Storey The answer to “When will you retire?” takes into account five factors and some number crunching for a theoretical future event. Planners have fancy tools to test the bounds of the question, and through a series of possible scenarios, can give business owners data […]Read More