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Selling Your Business? Three Steps to Help Prepare

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected to remain robust in 2019. Qualified buyers are still able to access capital for acquisitions at relatively low cost. This, in turn, provides qualified sellers with leverage to command higher sale prices. Sellers who most successfully capitalize on these opportunities tend to be those who are most prepared.   The complete process for a business sale Read More

Joint Ventures 101

A joint venture (JV) is a business arrangement where two or more parties pool resources for a focused task, project or investment. Each participant is normally independently responsible for contributing toward the costs and labor based on the strategic value each participant brings to the venture, and they also have an agreed upon sharing percentage in any resulting profits of the venture. JVs can be documented in a Read More

Letter of Intent Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

Introduction.  A key component to any successful merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction is the letter of intent (LOI).  A thoughtfully negotiated and comprehensive LOI establishes specific and critical deal terms prior to drafting the definitive purchase or merger agreement, rather than engaging in the more arduous process of negotiating deal terms through extensive (and expensive) drafts of those Read More