“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


Economic Expansion, Recession and Business Insight Discussed During Colorado CEO Forum

I recently had the privilege of attending the Colorado CEO Forum, which featured renowned economist, Brian Beaulieu. For over 25 years, Mr. Beaulieu has helped businesses combine business cycle analysis with economic forecasts to increase...

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Avoiding Common M&A Pitfalls Seminar Recap

“Nationally, 80% of all companies either never sell or they fail to meet their objectives.  That is why it is critical to get an experienced advisor team on board to assist you in the process,” said Bill Nack, Managing Director at Forbes M&A and...

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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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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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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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Private Equity and Venture Capital Glossary

Acquisition – The process of taking over a controlling interest in another company. Acquisition also describes any deal where the bidder ends up with 50 per cent or more of the company taken over.

Acquisition finance – Companies often need to use...

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Two Bites at the Apple

A private equity recapitalization, “recap”, or “2-stage deal” is a financial vehicle that is being increasingly used by savvy business owners to both fund growth and hedge risk.  As an owner of a privately-held business, you can use a recap to:

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