Category: Buy A Business

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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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September 18, 2020

TOO LATE TO SELL? NO!

By Jeremy Albelda

Even before the Coronavirus crisis hit our families and economy, we were hearing from business owners that were fearful about going through another recession and were thinking about selling their business. As Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann & Associates, LLC. states – “the Great Recession of 2008-2010 put many out of business and challenged…

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December 7, 2019

Unsolicited Offer – What to Do Now

By Jeremy Albelda

It is not unusual for a business owner to receive an unsolicited offer for their business – as a matter of fact, it happens quite frequently. But what should the owner do next? “You probably have said something like, ‘for the right price, I might consider selling’,” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann &…

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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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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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April 10, 2017

Is Confidentiality Even Relevant in Selling a Business?

By Jeremy Albelda

Transactions in small to mid-sized businesses must be kept confidential. In particular, every effort must be undertaken to keep a pending sale unknown to competitors.  But even the circle of employees in the need-to-know realm should be limited to an absolute minimum of the most trusted team members, if any at all. So why is…

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March 13, 2017

What Makes Business Buyers Walk – Out?

By Jeremy Albelda

(Excerpt of the forthcoming book ‘The Road Beyond’) Recently, many buyers with strong résumés in the corporate environment have come into the business-buying market. These buyers often have significant IRA or 401k accounts that can be dissolved tax free under current IRS rules, with the funds being used for buying a business. This has greatly…

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August 8, 2016

Deals That Fall Apart

By Joseph Eneldas

Once an investor has reviewed the prospectus and met with the business owner, and both parties have agreed upon an offer to purchase, the deal is 90% done, right? Wrong! “We frequently see business owners and business buyers feeling somewhat relieved once an offer has been agreed upon,” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann…

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June 12, 2016

The Acquisition Lender – The Party With Most Impact On A Business Sale

By Joseph Eneldas

There are many situations in which a business buyer and business owner reach an agreement to transfer a business, but ultimately fail to have the proper acquisition funding in place to actually close the deal. “We frequently experience scenarios where a business buyer is motivated to move full steam ahead with an acquisition once he…

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January 11, 2016

An Unsolicited Offer – What NOT to Do

By Joseph Eneldas

It takes planning to successfully sell a business, and one of the most “unplanned” events is an unsolicited offer. “As a matter of fact, we often experience business owners requiring our services due to an unexpected offer,” says Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann & Associates, LLC, a New Jersey based M&A and business brokerage firm….