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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Finalist Nominations For the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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