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Distance to the M&A Advisor (in miles)

When CEOs and boards begin to look for an M&A Advisor, they often start in one of the big financial centers like New York or Boston. For most transactions under $100 million, I believe an M&A Advisor more than a couple of hours away by car is usually a bad choice. One of the dirty […]

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M&A-Fees

Information about M&A advisor fees for selling a business is surprisingly difficult to find.  I’m not sure why other M&A professionals are reluctant to discuss fees and even less sure it makes sense in today’s online world. This is a current summary of the fees I’m seeing in the market. This is an updated excerpt […]

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What-is-an-M&A-Advisor

What is an ‘M&A Advisor’? Why haven’t you heard the term more often? One of the speakers at a recent Exit Strategies workshop in Vancouver (a well-respected senior M&A lawyer) commented that up until a couple of years ago he’d rarely heard the term ‘M&A Advisor’. He went on to explain that while there were […]

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The Exit Coach

by Basil Peters on September 3, 2011 · 1 comment

The_Exit_Coach

“Exit Coach” is still a relatively new term. Today, many businesses are being successfully sold just two or three years from startup. This has created a need for a new type of professional engagement to assist young companies with the early stages of the exit process. The exit coach typically works with the CEO, or […]

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I’m not sure I should be typing this. It’s something I hate to admit about myself. But the reality is all investors are subject to the same psychological imperfections. It doesn’t matter whether they are grannies buying ten shares of Google, or hotshot CEO’s acquiring billion dollar companies, none of us are so perfect that […]

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