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The Ticking Time Bomb Lurking Inside The Sale Of Most Businesses

Deal structures like the ones mentioned in this article are high-risk propositions for business sellers and most common when business owners try to sell their businesses themselves.  While most K&A transactions have some seller-financing (what the author calls “vendor take back”) for good reasons, that should be a much lower percentage of the selling price […]

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Term Loans 101: Term Loans Explained

Kasper & Associates has relationships and experience with many major North Texas lenders.  Please contact us for a recommendation to the right bank for your needs. From Axial Forum: ****************************** Term Loans 101: Term Loans Explained By John Scharbach Whether you need funds to start a new business or to grow your existing business, you […]

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Richards Supply Company Acquires Manske Material Handling

Richards Supply Company, headquartered in Waco, Texas, has acquired Manske Material Handling located on South Main Street in Fort Worth, Texas.  Richards now has four distribution centers in Texas with two locations serving the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Founded by David Manske in 1993, Manske Material Handling is a wholesale distributor of wheels, casters, hand trucks, […]

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Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep

From Mergers & Acquisitions ************************************* Pickup in M&A Predicted by Dealmakers, Following Republican Sweep Audax Group’s Geoffrey Rehnert and Avante’s Jeri Harman were among the dealmakers we interviewed at the 2016 ACG LA Business Conference By Demitri Diakantonis There’s going to be “a pickup in M&A,” says Jim Freedman, chairman, Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC, reflecting […]

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Investment Bankers Add Value for 100% of Sellers, CEO Study Finds

Kasper & Associates believes the combination of our M&A specialists and our proven processes allows our clients to sell their companies in less time, in a more confidential manner and under more favorable financial terms than they could achieve on their own. From Axial Forum: ************************** Investment Bankers Add Value for 100% of Sellers, CEO […]

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Small businesses can expect policy changes under Trump

From Fort Worth Business: Small businesses can expect policy changes under Trump JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has small business advocates expecting policy changes on issues like health care and the environment. But they’re concerned about gridlock persisting even with […]

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How to Check an Investment Banker’s References

Kasper & Associates is happy to provide professional references including previous clients, buyers and advising professionals.  Download the K&A Info Package on our Home Page for a list, and click here to read testimonials. Article from Divestopedia: ************************************ How to Check an Investment Banker’s References By Bill Snow Takeaway:Bill Snow examines five typical questions sellers […]

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4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Manufacturing Business

Excellent perspective from a business owner and friend of the firm, Tra Willbanks.  While he specifies manufacturing companies, his thoughts apply to most other types of businesses as well. ************************************* 4 Reasons You Should Sell Your Manufacturing Business By: Tra Willbanks,Founder and CEO, Anchor Investments, LLC Family-owned manufacturing businesses are an owner and founder’s pride, […]

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Entrepreneur of Excellence Award

From K&A Senior Associate Tony Ford: Greetings, The application deadline for the 2017 FW Inc. Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards is quickly approaching – but you still have time to apply! All applications must be in by Sept. 16. To apply, go to fwtx.com/fwinc/eoe. Also, we have lowered the annual sales requirement to $1 million to […]

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5 Approaches to Generating a Track Record for a Winning Valuation

In many cases, K&A works with business owners who encounter serious life events that require an unplanned and immediate business sale (health conditions, death in family, marital issues, etc.).  But in the ideal scenario an owner will have planned for the sale a few years prior.  K&A is happy to assist in that planning. From […]