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7 Key Principles of Business Valuation

Summary of the primary drivers for business valuation.  Regarding #6, today’s marketplace is such that there are many more buyers than sellers.  Good companies that go on the market garner a higher level of interest and do not stay on the market for long. From Divestopedia: ************************************************ 7 Key Principles of Business Value By John ...

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Made in America

Liberty Tabletop describes itself as “America’s Flatware Company” and is proud that its products are made in the U.S.A.  They’re leading a campaign to encourage citizens to Buy American and have posted a video on their web site.  Following is the text from the video: ************************ American manufacturing has been an icon for over a ...

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FW Inc. Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2016

K&A Senior Associate Tony Ford is serving as Program Director for the 2016 FW Inc. Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Do you know an exceptional entrepreneur who deserves to be recognized for his or her integrity, perseverance and accomplishments?  If so, nominate them today for the 2016 FW Inc. Entrepreneur of the Year Award at ...

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In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand

It doesn’t have to be this way.  As the article suggests, hiring an experienced M&A professional to advise you through the process significantly levels the playing field. From Divestopedia. **************************************** In a Business Sale, the Buyer Has the Upper Hand (Part 1) By Dave Kauppi Takeaway: This is part one of a three-part series that ...

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Dealing with Age

DEALING WITH AGE “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and just not think about your age.” — Lucille Ball While the idea of “just not thinking” about getting older may help to maintain a positive attitude, aging is a topic requiring serious consideration for business owners.  While there are stories ...

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Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider

Key quote: “When you have children in the business owning stock and children outside the business owning stock, there is a natural conflict.“ From Divestopedia: ******************************************* Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider By Josh Patrick Takeaway: Transferring ownership of a business is difficult. Transferring it to a family member makes it even ...

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How to Work With Sellers After You Buy Their Company

Most business sellers assist buyers in the transition of ownership.  That can be as little as a few months, or it can be an extended term under an employment agreement.  The willingness to provide a level of assistance adds value to the company and makes a buyer more comfortable in taking on the risk of ...

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The Perryman Group’s U.S. Economic Forecast

The Perryman Group’s forecast written by Dr. M. Ray Perryman: The US Economic Forecast Although there are some challenges ahead and potential risks, the US economy appears set for moderate growth over the next few years according to our latest forecast. Here is a look at recent performance and key trends affecting the outlook. Data ...

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Fort Worth’s Largest Pallet Company Sold

Fricks Pallet Company, LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of Fort Worth, Texas-based Metroplex Wood Products (MWP). Founded in 1980, MWP provides recycled and remanufactured wood pallets to commercial accounts in North and Central Texas.  The company, located at 2201 West Risinger Road on the city’s south side, processes and sells some 10,000 pallets ...

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8 Predictions for M&A in 2016

No matter the macroeconomic factors in play, health, retirement, family issues and other concerns will continue to motivate business owners to consider selling.  And those entrepreneurs will need assistance when it comes to exiting their most valuable asset.  K&A stands ready to be a resource for them in this our 32nd year. From Axial Forum: ...