“The entrepreneurial background and experience of The Forbes M+A Group’s advisors created a strong collaborative relationship. Bill and Jim were unwavering in their advocacy and personally committed to ensuring that we not only received a successful financial outcome, but that we consummated a transaction that was consistent with the long-term goals, culture and vision of the Populus team.”

– Laura Hutchings, Populus


A Brief Overview of Financing Options for Acquisitions

When thinking of buying a company, one of the first things buyers need to consider is how to acquire the necessary capital. Fortunately, many different sources of capital exist to help reach your ownership goals. Below is a brief overview of the...

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Do Good Buys Finish Last?

It’s amazing how many buyers fail to win business acquisitions because they are afraid to pay full price.  With fire sale after fire sale during the recession, perhaps buyers are now conditioned to feed off the bottom in search of a good buy....

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What to Look for in a Business Acquisition

At a recent breakfast seminar, one of the panelists explained how successfully buying and selling businesses can be addictive. His buy-build-sell track record had secured market leadership in three different industries, and led to the successful...

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3 Successful M&A Exit Strategies Seminar Recap

“If you’re looking to sell, have a plan, but realize it won’t go according to the plan, but have one anyway.”

That comment from serial entrepreneur Jim Freeman, who recently exited a business he created and grew, kicked off a panel discussion on...

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The Forbes M+A Group Adds Business Entrepreneur, William Nack, to Its Senior-Level Team

The Forbes M+A Group today announced that Bill Nack has joined the company as a Managing Director. Mr. Nack will use his extensive years of in-the-trenches business experience to help owners with buy-side acquisitions or divestitures. Mr. Nack has...

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The Forbes M+A Group to Host "Three Successful Exits" Free Breakfast Panel

A Panel of Business Owners Will Provide Lessons Learned From Successfully Selling a Business; Event is Co-Sponsored by Eide Bailly, Kutak Rock LLP and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors, Jon Greenfield and Shelley Ford

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Energy Central Sells TransmissionHub and GenerationHub to PennWell Corporation

Forbes Mergers & Acquisitions, a leading financial and transaction advisor, announced that Energy Central’s TransmissionHub and GenerationHub information services have been successfully acquired by PennWell Corporation. Forbes M&A senior advisors,...

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Two Bites at the Apple Seminar Recap

Last month, Forbes M&A was pleased to lead a panel of business owners and a private executive who shared their experiences with using private equity investments to exit businesses in 2 stages. This strategy, called Two Bites at the Apple, is an...

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Bob Forbes to Lead Panel at Angel Capital Summit

Bob Forbes will be leading a panel at this year's Angel Capital Summit titled "Exit Strategies." During the session, representatives from M&A, private equity and strategic acquisition backgrounds will describe how investors and entrepreneurs can...

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Value Drivers

Buying a business is all about taking calculated risks and mitigating as many of the risks as possible to maximize the opportunity for significant returns.  There are characteristics of a business that make buyers more comfortable that they will be...

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