Many sellers enter the process of selling their private company with value expectations well above market as well as not being properly prepared. Then they wonder why they regret the results of the sale. You can avoid seller's remorse by doing the following things: 1)...
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Top 25 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks [Q2 2022]
JD Merit is thrilled to once again be recognized among the Top 25 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks. We’re honored to serve so many clients by delivering market-leading outcomes.
Tech Sector M&A is Expected to Remain Active Throughout the Year
M&A deals nationally and globally last year were the highest on record, with tech as the leading sector.
Net Promoter Score 2022
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M&A Panel Discussion
2022 Banking & Finance Visionaries
Each of the selected senior-level executives demonstrated success and accomplishment during the last 24 months along with leadership in their organizations, while impacting change within their communities.
Mergers & Acquisitions Awards 2022
Absolute or Relative Earn-Outs in M&A Deals
Industry Insights, M&A, Owner Considerations, Business Valuation
In an M&A deal, an earn-out is an agreement between the buyer and the seller in which the seller agrees to receive additional payments—usually a percentage of the company's revenue or profits—based on the target company achieving certain financial milestones....
10 Tips For Selling your Business
Selling a Business, Sell-side, Strategic Advisory, Business Valuation
As a business owner, the last year has been quite a roller coaster, especially if you have been considering the sale of your business. Perhaps you had even started the process to go to market before the pandemic only to see the deal fall apart as uncertainty shut down...
10 reasons why now is the right time to sell
Business Valuation, Exit Planning, Selling a Business, Sell-side, Strategic Advisory
10 Reasons Why Now is the Right Time to Sell Traditional wisdom touts that you should never attempt to "time the market," but a preponderance of evidence suggests NOW is the best time to sell your company. 1. Economy Post-COVID, the economy is rebounding....
The 3 most common deal killers
Selling a Business, Sell-side, Strategic Advisory, Business Valuation, Exit Planning
The 3 Most Common Deal Killers Kirk Michie | Candor Advisors I once worked with a client who firmly believed his business was worth $80-$100 mm. No discounted cash flow analysis, no precedent transaction work, and nothing specific to comparable market feedback fueled...
the 3 step process for a successful Business transaction
Business Valuation, Value Creation, Selling a Business, Sell-side, Strategic Advisory
If you're thinking of selling your company, you should know what to expect before you begin. The process of selling a company isn't that complicated, but you'll want a proven team from start to finish to achieve the best outcome. Too many times, we hear of business...
Defending your equity value
Strategic Advisory, Business Valuation, Exit Planning, Value Creation, Valuation, M&A
Defending Your Equity Value - Key Steps to Realizing Maximum Value in Your Business In 1960, as he concluded a legendary career in baseball, Ted Williams stood in front of his locker at Fenway Park while mired in one of the few slumps of his career. He told a pack of...
10 ways to make your business more valuable – Part 2
Selling a Business, Valuation, M&A, Sell-side, Business Valuation, Exit Planning
10 Ways to Make Your Business More Valuable – Part 2 In case you missed it or have landed here, please see: https://jdmerit.com/business-valuation/10-ways-to-make-your-business-more-valuable/ If you are considering selling your company at some point in the future, you...
10 ways to make your business more valuable – Part 1
Valuation, M&A, Sell-side, Strategic Advisory, Business Valuation, Exit Planning
10 Ways to Make Your Business More Valuable If you are considering selling your company in the future, you are likely wondering how much your company may be worth and what makes a business attractive to potential buyers. To help you understand those dynamics, my...
Patent Valuation and Baseball Players
M&A, Business Valuation, IP & Patents
It appears that patents and baseball players share similar odds of success and the same value curve. Likelihood of Success The chances of a high school baseball player making it to Major League Baseball are roughly equivalent to an inventor deriving commercial...
Rock Star Suicides and Patent Apportionment
M&A, Business Valuation, IP & Patents
Solo performing rock starts are much more likely to die prematurely than rock stars that are members of a band. The reason is solo performers are more likely to engage in destructive behavior (e.g. drug and alcohol abuse) than members of a band. According to research...
Strategies for Negotiating Licenses
M&A, Business Valuation, IP & Patents, Negotiating
You will never get the license agreement your technology deserves. You get the license agreement you negotiate. With this in mind, it is important for inventors, licensing professionals and intellectual property lawyers to constantly hone their negotiating skills....