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Client Highlights

Medical Practice - our sellside client has built a well-known reputation via continual advertising; the practice has adapted to the current customer needs, and away from the highly competitive service ...
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What is the Market for Your Capital Raise?

When considering how to raise capital today, a firm must know its place in the market. From start up concept to stable company, the various stages require different sources of money and approaches to ...
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Bankruptcy Sale of Business

Under Section 363(f) of the Bankruptcy Code, the trustee or debtor-in-possession may sell the bankruptcy assets "free and clear of any interest in the property". This provision of "free ...
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STOCK vs. ASSET - ALLOCATION OF PURCHASE PRICE

The following is a simplified overview of the need for documentation to support an allocation of the purchase price of a business. In most purchases, the agreement contains a schedule of allocated ...
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PHANTOM STOCK AND SARs

Company management and key employees are incentivized by having a stake in the firm's success. However, actual shares of common stock must be issued for cash, property or past services. When ...
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Reg A+

Changes in the securities law with the JOBS Act and the Reg A+ rules (finalized in June of 2015) have created a completely new form of a public offering. The new rules allow non-accredited investors ...
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SELECTING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT BANK

There is no panacea or instruction manual that a seller or buyer can use to select the "right" investment bank (IB). At the same time, there are some guidelines and probing questions the ...
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BUY SIDE ADVISORY

In addition to our sell side engagements, we have experienced an upsurge in buy side advisory assignments. Numerous smaller market and mid-market firms want to accelerate their growth. However, ...
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BUY SIDE ADVISORY

In addition to our sell side engagements, we have experienced an upsurge in buy side advisory assignments. Numerous smaller market and mid-market firms want to accelerate their growth. However, ...
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BUY SIDE ADVISORY

In addition to our sell side engagements, we have experienced an upsurge in buy side advisory assignments. Numerous smaller market and mid-market firms want to accelerate their growth. However, ...
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When Are You Ready to Sell

Maybe not when you think. The business owner(s) is usually never completely ready to sell. In other words, there is no "perfect" deal. How does the owner best prepare for a satisfactory ...
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M&A IMPETUS

Sensing that the M&A landscape has considerably improved, buyers are accelerating their efforts to effect the right acquisition(s). The most viable reasons for this outlook follow: More than 50% ...
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ADVISORY FEES

An investment banker with FINRA Broker-Dealer, may collect advisory fees (upfront retainer). Business brokers, at least in California, are regulated by the Department of Real Estate, which does not ...
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YEAR OF HOPE

With the election over, and a positive collaboration with business interests expected, we are calling 2017 the Year of Hope. Profits should improve to the extent that owners will want to sell their ...
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