Category: Business Buyers

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November 12, 2020

Getting the Most from a Business Sale

By Jeremy Albelda

Many small business owners are determined to sell their businesses on their own in order to avoid paying a commission.  That’s understandable – sellers want as much money as possible from the sale of what is likely to be his or her biggest asset.  They think they know one or more individuals that might be…

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October 16, 2020

How to Best Acquire a Business

By Jeremy Albelda

Buying an existing business starts with choosing the right type of business. As a first step, the investor should choose an industry he/she is familiar with and which best matches existing skills and prior experience.  This will shorten the learning curve after taking over from the previous owner. Next, the investor should consider the size…

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May 10, 2020

Coronavirus – The Perfect Storm – Part 2

By Jeremy Albelda

Last month’s blog by our CEO, Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, LLC, a New Jersey based mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage firm, was probably the most widely read and discussed blog we’ve ever produced in the past fifteen years.  A number of our readers asked us to drill down on the…

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April 5, 2020

Coronavirus – The Perfect Storm

By Jeremy Albelda

In these times of great uncertainty, we would like to give our clients some guidance as to what we see in the mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage market going forward. Without stating the obvious, the arrival of the coronavirus, the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia and an unprepared government in Washington…

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November 3, 2019

Be Ready for Due-Diligence!

By Jeremy Albelda

One of the great “mysteries” in transferring a business is the due-diligence process. Whereas business owners often have a fairly clear concept of a buyer interview and the transfer process, it’s the due-diligence process that makes many of them cringe. “Business owners are somewhat concerned about due-diligence and providing the most confidential documents to a…

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May 12, 2019

Smart Transition Management

By Jeremy Albelda

Most entrepreneurs start a business because they know something about a particular industry, its practices, its products and services, and its customers.  Generally, they believe they can do whatever it takes to match or beat competitors profitably and successfully.  Many new businesses don’t survive, but for those that do, the belief that he or she…

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April 7, 2019

5 Essential Secrets In Selling A Business

By Jeremy Albelda

This month, we will touch upon five essential secrets to make a business sale to a new owner successful. “Needless to say, there are many ingredients for a smooth transfer, “says Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann & Associates LLC, a New Jersey based Mergers & Acquisitions advisory and Business Brokerage firm, “but a few key…

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March 10, 2019

Bad Documents To Sell A Privately Held Business

By Jeremy Albelda

Last month, we discussed the right timing to sell a business within the context of macro-economic cycles and the lifestyle preferences of the business owner, we want to focus this month on the right timing within a calendar year. “’Quite often, we see the New Year’s resolution put into motion by business owners, “says Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann &…

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July 15, 2018

What Drives Value Creation in a Turnaround Situation

By Jeremy Albelda

Is your company facing a turnaround?  To answer that question, perhaps we should first define a turnaround.  According to Investopedia, “A turnaround is the financial recovery of a company that has been performing poorly for an extended period of time. To effect a turnaround, a company must acknowledge and identify its problems, consider changes in…

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June 10, 2018

A Buyer’s Top Five Mistakes When Buying a Business

By Jeremy Albelda

Over the years, we have seen certain buy-side mistakes that recur again and again. Here is a list of some of the more common problems seen over the years. #1 – Insufficient Information Verification Important information about the business should be verified, in particular as it relates to trend lines. How have customer relationships developed?…