Category: Buy A Business

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April 7, 2015

They Are All Big Deals – Tips for A Successful Business Acquisition

By Joseph Eneldas

If you are purchasing an existing business to add into your own, you are taking a step that involves a lot of terrific potential but also a lot of risk.  In truth, a considerable portion of company mergers fail. But there is a lot to you can do to tilt those odds more in your…

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May 6, 2013

Who Is The Right Buyer, Anyhow?

By Joseph Eneldas

One interesting question we are consistently confronted with is “who will be the buyer for my company?” This question is even more relevant in light of a recent Wall Street Journal article describing the sale of a company to its employees by way of an ESOP. “There is no question that a sale of a…

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April 15, 2013

Middle Market Trends

By Joseph Eneldas

As the “spring market” starts arriving in the North-East US, supported by an improving transaction market, we wanted to give our readers insight into a few current trends and research reports for “Main Street USA”. A recent study conducted by the IBBA (international Business Broker Association) and M&A Source identified two key reasons for selling…

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February 5, 2013

Business Sellers Should Demand an Independent Valuation……Ahead Of Time

By Joseph Eneldas

If a small business owner wants to sell a company now or sometime within the next five years, an independent business valuation in New York City or wherever your bussiness is based is an essential first step.  If the time is now, then the appraisal serves as the basis for a potential deal structure.  Should a…

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January 6, 2013

Fiscal Cliff Resolved…Now What?

By Joseph Eneldas

We’ve learned over the years that holidays are a time for many companies to take a step back and reflect. Many use this time to formulate new plans, budgets and human resource allocations for the upcoming year. “The same principles apply to us as an M&A and business brokerage firm,” says Achim Neumann, President of…

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December 2, 2012

Maximizing the Proceeds of a Business Sale: A Case Study

By Joseph Eneldas

Last month, we discussed how the top line of a transaction (the sale price), isn’t the only thing a business seller should be focusing on.  Ultimately, minimizing the tax impact will maximize the proceeds of any business sale.  Many readers of our e-newsletter were intrigued by this idea— especially intrigued that proper tax planning could…

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October 9, 2012

Current Acquisitions Focus on Top Line Revenue Growth

By Joseph Eneldas

Two recently published news reports are reflective of trends we have seen in the market, both of which highlight the focus on top line revenue growth and reduced hiring. First, a recent survey of business owners by the Wall Street Journal found that half of small business owners expect that the country will not avoid…

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September 8, 2012

Learn Why NOW Could Be the Best Time to Sell

By Joseph Eneldas

While many small business owners are biding their time waiting for the economy to spring back before selling, prime opportunities may be slipping away. At the kick off of a five-seminar fall series beginning on September 19th PEGG (Professional Economic Growth Group) Small Business Symposium – we’ll discuss why waiting too long could be a…

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August 1, 2012

Slow But Continued Growth

By Joseph Eneldas

The summer months have always been somewhat slow in the business brokerage industry. Buyers and sellers prefer the “cool” environment of the beach and parks over the “hot“ transfer of businesses. “We  have had a significant number of business valuations performed in the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter, preparing those businesses…

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June 3, 2012

Offer Received…Now What?

By Joseph Eneldas

Receiving a purchase offer on a business is very often perceived by business owners as the “finishing line,” whereas in reality, this is only the first step in transferring a business. “Too often, we can sense the business owner’s excitement and relief from finally having received an offer” says Achim Neumann, President of A Neumann…