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Q3 2017: The Forbes M&A Group Newsletter

by | Aug 3, 2017 | Latest News & Announcements

The Forbes M&A Group recently developed its inaugural newsletter for business owners looking to learn more about merger and acquisition transactions. This 8-page newsletter includes valuable information for executives wanting to learn more about selling a company, growing through acquisitions or buying a company. The original articles written by our own team of experienced M&A executives and entrepreneurs include:

When is a Partial Sale Right for You?

There are times when it is appropriate to consider a partial sale of your company, and the outcome can be quite positive in many aspects. Some of the reasons this may be a viable option for business owners are to get access to growth capital and to share the burdens of growing a company.   

Why is EBITDA Used So Often in Evaluating Companies? 

EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization. Because this calculation attempts to achieve a true normalization across different acquisitions, most buyers of companies use EBITDA as a means of measuring accurate cash flow. EBITDA is a common way of evaluating companies during merger and acquisitions. 

Recurring Revenue: 2 Words Buyers Love

Recurring revenue is the portion of a company’s revenue that is highly likely to continue in the future. This is revenue that is predictable, stable, and can be counted on in the future with a high degree of certainty. Whether selling a business or buying a business, recurring revenue is a key consideration. 

Raising Capital for Growth

If new capital is vital to your growth plans, whether organic or by acquisition, you might want to explore the wide variety of available financing options for an acquisition.

Top 6 Reasons for Pursuing an Acquisition for Growth

As many companies have found the hard way, trying to grow into new markets, one customer at a time, can be a painstakingly slow process with no guarantees of success. Furthermore, developing new products or services can be a costly, time-consuming and unproven risk for their business. That is why many companies have achieved far faster growth and improved enterprise value through acquisitions. 

Plus stories from the trenches and more.