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Should You Sell to Private Equity?

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Axial Press Release

Reading Time: 3 minutes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12 July 2021 J. Craig Dickens JD Merit & Company Office:  253.327.1493 Mobile:  253.370.8893 Craig.Dickens@JDMerit.com JDMerit Ranks on Axial’s Top 20 List Axial’s Q2 …

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JD Merit & Company Announce Loss of Jeff Eden

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10 Tips For Selling your Business

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 …

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Selling Your Print & Graphics Business

Reading Time: 4 minutes Businesses in the print and graphics industry have been forced to make massive adjustments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those with retail customers lived in uncertainty …

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8 Transaction Killers and How to Avoid Them

Reading Time: 4 minutes Deal Killers and How to Avoid Them You hired an investment banker and ran an effective process. You’ve received tons of interest, dozens of Indications …

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10 reasons why now is the right time to sell

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 …

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Selling your business is like running a marathon

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many Entrepreneurs wake up one day and think, “I want to sell.” Some have a health scare or are forced into it. Some receive the …

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The 3 most common deal killers

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 …

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the 3 step process for a successful Business transaction

Reading Time: 12 minutes 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, …

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Why Should You Have an Investment banker on Speed Dial

Reading Time: 3 minutes Why Should You Have an Investment Banker on Speed Dial? Like many of your advisers who provide valuable services and expertise, adding an Investment Banker …

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Defending your equity value

Reading Time: 6 minutes Defending Your Equity Value – Key Steps to Realizing Maximum Value in Your Business In 1960, as he concluded a legendary career in baseball, Ted …

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10 ways to make your business more valuable – Part 2

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 …

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10 ways to make your business more valuable – Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 …

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8 Things you NEED to do before you sell your Business

Reading Time: 6 minutes While we are surprised by the potential “deal killers” every time we execute the sale of a business, there are a few things that remain …

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take share to regain value

Reading Time: 4 minutes Take Share to Regain Value  The problem facing many businesses and owners is how to regain revenues and earnings in 2021 after a COVID-19 affected …

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JD Merit M&A Axioms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Time and time again we see M&A Axioms coming into play for business owners.  We hope this list helps you ask some timely questions of …

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What’s Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s Next PPP / EIDL will save many, not enough for some. Many are getting debt or expense holidays which will likely end before rebound …

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Business as “Unusual” – 5 Things To Survive the Next Quarter

Reading Time: 5 minutes 1. Retention is the new growth. In a shrinking revenue environment, smart companies must ensure they keep their existing customers happy. Objectively, many companies do …

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Should I Sell My Business Now, Or Hold Off A Few Years?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many business owners struggle with whether to sell their business or hold on a bit longer. Their trepidation is rooted in their uncertainty over which …

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JD Merit Announces a Growth Capital Investment in Apex Linen by an Affiliate of Highland Avenue Capital Partners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seattle, WA, November 7, 2019 – JD Merit, a Tacoma, Washington based middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce a growth capital investment in Apex …

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The Crucial Steps To Raising Private Capital For Your Business

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are a number of factors that a business owner needs to be aware of when they start the process of raising private capital. In …

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Patent Valuation and Baseball Players

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 …

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Rock Star Suicides and Patent Apportionment

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 …

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Strategies for Negotiating Licenses

Reading Time: 20 minutes 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 …

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Patent Valuation and the Global IP Index

Reading Time: 4 minutes Suppose you are valuing a large patent portfolio with issued patents and pending applications in more than 20 countries throughout the world. One of your …

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Worthless Patents Can Be Invaluable

Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s say that we are reviewing a patent with very narrow and very poorly constructed claims that read on something that doesn’t seem to have …

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JD Merit Earns Three 2019 M&A Advisor Awards Finalist Nominations

JD Merit Earns Three Finalist Nominations For the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes JD Merit & Company has been named a finalist in three distinct categories for the upcoming 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.  JD Merit & Company …

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Nick DeVaney Announced As Winner of the 10th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seattle, WA, June 27, 2019 – Nick DeVaney, president and co-founder of boutique investment bank JD Merit & Company, has been honored as one of …

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How to Set a Realistic Timeline For Selling Your Business

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to Set a Realistic Timeline Selling your Business   Once one decides to sell a business, there is often great urgency to close a …

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How Do I Accurately Measure The Value of My Business Before I Sell?

Reading Time: 3 minutes You have spent a lifetime building your business, you know every intimate detail about your company and its industry, but now it might be time …

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How to Increase the Value of Your Business for a Sale

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you look into the future, the day may be approaching when it is time to sell your business. If so, naturally your goal will …

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Merit Harbor Group, LLC and JD Ford & Company Announce Strategic Business Combination

Reading Time: 2 minutes Companies will now operate as JD Merit & Co. Seattle, WA / Denver, CO March 4, 2019— Merit Harbor Group, LLC and JD Ford & …

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Restructuring: Think Ahead Before You Need It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Restructuring is typically not on the tip of the tongues of CEO’s that are running profitable companies. However, we can take a page from restructuring …

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Tips for Choosing an M&A Advisory Firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes M&A advisors can add real value to a transaction. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing an M&A advisor to partner with as …

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