Why the M&A Market Is So Hot (and Why It Matters)

22nd September 2021

Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, USA - A quick scan of the business headlines makes it clear the mergers and acquisition market is on fire and not likely to cool off anytime soon. A convergence of trends is fueling M&A activity across many industries, causing business owners to ask, “Is now a good time to sell?”

Rethinking M&A

30th August 2021

Edgepoint, USA - I’ve been in the middle-market M&A business more than 40 years, and one thing is clear. When you mention an M&A transaction, people talk first about numbers. “What is the trailing 12 months’ EBITDA?” “What is the Enterprise Value-to-EBITDA multiple?” And so on. Why is all the talk about numbers? As the infamous ...

Are there any benefits to selling my company in 2022 even if capital gains taxes increase

10th August 2021

Edgepoint, USA - like many in the investment banking world, has been deluged during the first half of 2021 with sometimes frantic calls from business owners looking to sell their business during 2021 in order to beat an anticipated Federal capital gains tax rate increase effective in 2022. By the time you read this article, the likelihood of compl...

Acquisitions Northwest advises Iconic Liberty Orchards’ sale to a Major International Confectionery firm KDV

26th July 2021

Acquisitions Northwest, USA - Acquisitions NW was engaged by the family shareholders of Liberty Orchards, Inc. to research and locate potential acquirers from the confectionery industry to not only acquire the company and their brands but to commit to remain in Cashmere, Washington, the company’s home since 1920.

The cost of capital counts!

15th July 2021

BCC Advisers, USA - The cost of capital is an important consideration when valuing a business under the income approach. Here’s how business valuation experts determine the “optimal” capital structure for a business and why it matters.

A Primer on Synergies in M&A

23rd June 2021

Edgepoint, USA - The prospect of achieving synergies in M&A transactions is an important driver of value. The concept of synergy is any effect that increases the value of a merged firm above the combined value of the two separate firms. When a strategic acquirer, whether a stand-alone company or a portfolio company of a financial investor, identify...