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The Window of Vulnerability in an M&A Transaction

All three reasons why “Time Kills Deals”.  Beware of buyers that attempt to use delay tactics in order to gain negotiating edge.  The best way to combat this is by having your M&A specialist communicate with multiple parties.  Buyers will move ahead more quickly and will come forward with their best offer if they know ...

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Maintaining Confidentiality in M&A

Next to selling price, confidentiality is the second-most important concern for many sellers. From Axial Forum: **************************************** Maintaining Confidentiality in M&A By Samuel Howard It’s the ultimate dealmaker’s paradox: that special something that makes a business valuable and attractive to investors is also a matter of utmost secrecy. As a seller or buyer looking to take ...

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Kasper & Associates Market Update

Along with the return of 100 degree temperatures in Texas (You didn’t think we’d avoid that, did you?), Kasper & Associates is seeing the return of steadier deal flow to the M&A marketplace.  We believe the two main factors for the recent surge in seller activity are (1) improved business performance which increases company value, ...

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Associate Spotlight: Leland Clemons

Leland Clemons has been a Senior Associate at Kasper & Associates since 2012.  During his professional career, Mr. Clemons has served in various management positions in commercial and investment banking as well as real estate development management.  He continues to offer strategic planning services for middle market companies in manufacturing, retail and service industries. Providing ...

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LinkedIn: A Modern Tool for M&A Due Diligence

Thanks to Stephanie Perryman with Regions Bank in Fort Worth for recommending this article.  While it’s become commonplace for employers to use social media in evaluating potential hires as part of the interview process, this is the first report I’ve seen about using it in M&A transactions.  I’m sure it won’t be the last! From ...

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2015 Best & Worst States for Business

Chief Executive Magazine has ranked the U.S. states for business environment, and once again Texas tops the list: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-business/2015

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Remembering Nate Vail

Brig. General (Ret.) Nate Vail truly embodied the term “Officer and a Gentleman”.  The former K&A Senior Associate will always be remembered fondly by the K&A family on whom his influence is still felt.  We offer prayers and condolences to the family of a true American Patriot. ********************************** Nathan C. Vail (1934-2015) Retired Brig. Gen. ...

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Market Update: A Deal Like No Other

The following article from the Axial Forum details how unique a business sale transaction is.  The M&A Specialists at Kasper & Associates have a passion for shepherding clients through these life-changing occasions, drawing on the firm’s experience in over 300 transactions since 1984. *******************************************  “A Deal Like No Other: Selling a Business” By Samuel Howard ...

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There’s a Perfect Storm Approaching for Exiting Business Owners

We’ve been hearing predictions of the upcoming “Seller Tsunami” for a number of years now.  This article details predictions as to what this will mean for business owners and what they can do to prepare. From Axial Forum: **************************************** There’s a Perfect Storm Approaching for Exiting Business Owners By Gary Ampulski , Midwest Genesis On January 1, 2011 ...

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Why One Entrepreneur Isn’t Taking the Bait When It Comes to ABC’s Shark Tank

Sam Hogg, a venture capital investor with Open Prairie Ventures, takes issue with the popular venture-backing TV show. From the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur: ****************************** Why One Entrepreneur Isn’t Taking the Bait When It Comes to ABC’s Shark Tank I teach a business class at a university here in Michigan, and it pains me to discuss ABC’s Shark Tank with ...