Category: Trust Relationship

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January 7, 2021

Succession Planning – What For?

By Jeremy Albelda

“Succession planning – what for? I have fun running my company every day and when I am dead, my kids can solve that problem!” [Quote] by unnamed 78-year-old business owner, Newark, NJ. “No question – such approach is one of many approaches in planning the succession of a successful business, and unfortunately, we see such…

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September 11, 2017

Poor Legal & Accounting Advice

By Jeremy Albelda

A typical sale of a business is not simply facilitated by a business broker or M&A advisor. “As a matter of fact, a successful transfer is always a team approach” says Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann & Associates, LLC, a leading New Jersey-based mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage firm, “and a well-functioning interaction between…

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April 8, 2014

A Failed Direct Deal?

By Joseph Eneldas

Quite often our firm is hired to establish a value for a company through an independent accredited fair market valuation, but then we find the company’s owner attempting to sell the company on his own. “The concept of ’doing a deal‘ directly might be enticing and perceived as a good way to save a broker’s…

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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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July 8, 2012

Justifying a Sale Price

By Joseph Eneldas

In a recent banking and finance article in NJ Biz, we underscored the changing attitudes of business owners toward more realistic values for their businesses. “I think everybody recognizes that the market is not going to go back to the crazy days of 2007,” said Achim Neumann, President, A Neumann & Associates. “This trend is…

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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…

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March 4, 2012

Business Valuations — Not Just For Sellers Anymore

By Joseph Eneldas

When interacting with small to mid-sized business owners and their advisors, there is increasing evidence that “strategic” business valuations are being employed as a vital planning tool.  A recent study indicated that over 65% of the total valuations performed in 2011 were “strategic” in nature, meaning they were requested by owners with no plans to…

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January 8, 2012

Predictions for 2012— What Now?

By Joseph Eneldas

As a recent Wall Street Journal article noted, there had been as many incorrect projections for 2011 as there had been correct ones. Thus, we will not even venture to attempt a prediction for 2012, short of noting that the three key challenges transferred from 2011 into the new year are the same: a hobbled…

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December 5, 2011

A Neumann & Associates Expands Operations With New Director of Marketing and Redesigned Website

By Joseph Eneldas

PRESS RELEASE A Neumann & Associates is happy to ring in the new year with a number of new announcements including an expansion of its operations with the appointment of a new Director of Marketing, and the launch of a new website redesign. During this time of industry contraction, A Neumann & Associates is one…