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ClearRidge was founded in 2008 to assist business owners make better strategic decisions; to provide the owners of midsized private companies with an outsourced team of industry-leading professionals. Leveraging decades of experience successfully completing complex transactions, ClearRidge clients benefit from discreet, professional and effective representation in the sale of their private company, acquisition, restructuring or capital sourcing.

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How will capital gains tax increases in 2022 impact M&A this year?

Business acquisitions accelerate in response to President Biden’s plan to double the long-term capital gains tax rate for those at the top, from 20% to 40%. When you include the 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) and some state income taxes, you could be looking at a 48% all-in capital gains tax rate by January 1, 2022. In this report, we discuss the biggest drivers of accelerated business sale activity, as well as analyze the outlook for eight industry sectors....Read More

Livingston Machinery Company acquired by Summit Equity Group in partnership with Midwest Growth Partners

Livingston Machinery Company, a leading agricultural equipment dealer serving customers in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado, was acquired by Summit Equity Group in partnership with Midwest Growth Partners. ClearRidge advised the Owners and Board of Directors of Livingston on the sale....Read More

How does Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Impact Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021?

We expect to see a list of proposed tax increases for businesses and business owners under the new Administration, possibly reversing 2017 tax cuts. The first tax increases are expected to roll out in 2022, but there’s a possibility a capital gains tax increase for the wealthiest Americans could take effect even sooner. Biden has also proposed closing the current …...Read More