“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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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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Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

Professional Advisors and Buyers Shared First-Hand Experiences with Selling a Business and How to Avoid Common M&A Pitfalls

The Forbes M+A Group was pleased to moderate a panel of business owners and professional advisors who recently have been...

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The Forbes M+A Group is Most Trusted M&A Advisor in Colorado According to Corporate America

Greenwood Village, CO, United States (January 12, 2016) – The Forbes M+A Group (www.forbesma.com), a leading transaction advisory firm, today announced it has been named the Most Trusted M&A Advisor in Colorado by Corporate America Magazine. This...

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Market Multiples and Trends - December 2015

Through the first six months of 2015, middle market data from over 200 financial sponsors outlines current valuations in what can be described as a ripe “seller’s market.” Compared to a year ago, transaction volume in the first 6-months of the...

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7 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Business

Selling a business is rarely a straightforward endeavor. There are operational considerations, emotional considerations, and market considerations. Does your company have any red flags or risk factors? How can you increase valuation? What do you...

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