“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

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The Forbes M+A Group Adds Dan Pellegrino to Its Reputable Team of Senior-Level Advisors

As Managing Director, Pellegrino Combines a Business Ownership Perspective with Financial Advisor Experience to Help Clients Achieve Their Goals

Greenwood Village, CO (June 13, 2016) – The Forbes M+A Group, a leading transaction advisory firm, today...

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Keys to a Successful Closing

The closing is the formal transfer of a business. It usually also represents the successful culmination of many months of hard work, extensive negotiations, lots of give and take, and ultimately a satisfactory meeting of the minds. The document...

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Why Deals Fall Apart — Loss of Momentum

Deals fall apart for many reasons – some reasonable, others unreasonable.

For example:

• The seller doesn’t have all his financials up to date. • The seller doesn’t have his legal/environmental/administrative affairs up to date. • The buyer is...

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Timing the Market – Is Now the Right Time to Sell?

Key Advisors Shared Advice with Business Owners on Factors to Consider When Selling a Business during Recent M&A Seminar

With record amounts of private equity funds, interest rates at all-time lows, and cash-flush Fortune 500 companies, the M&A...

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Due Diligence — Do It Now!

Due diligence is generally considered an activity that takes place as part of the selling process. It might be wise to take a look at the business from a buyer’s perspective in performing due diligence as part of an annual review of the business....

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Market Data Trends and Highlights - Spring 2016

Completed transaction activity picked up in the fourth quarter, after a notably fallow 3Q. Data from over 200 private equity groups and other deal sponsors reported 62 completed 4Q transactions of $10-250 million TEV and TEV/Adjusted EBITDA...

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Market Data Trends & Highlights - April 2016

Completed transaction activity picked up in the fourth quarter, after a notably fallow 3Q. Data from over 200 private equity groups and other deal sponsors reported 62 completed 4Q transactions of $10-250 million TEV and TEV/Adjusted EBITDA...

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"Red Flags" in the Sunset: Avoiding Potential Problems in a Sale

Unlike that poetic title of an old-time standard song, Red Sails in the Sunset, red flags are not a pretty sight. They can cause a deal to crater. Sellers have to learn to recognize situations indicating there might be a problem in their attempt...

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Preparing for a Transaction: Six Tips from Transition Experts

By the time a business owner is thinking seriously about a sale, the window of opportunity is often already closing. This is part of the reason that more than 70% of deals leave money on the table and more than 50% never get to the finish line....

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Do You Have an Exit Plan?

“Exit strategies may allow you to get out before the bottom falls out of your industry. Well-planned exits allow you to get a better price for your business.” From: Selling Your Business by Russ Robb, published by Adams Media Corporation

Whether...

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