We were recently asked by a client if current market conditions are right for the sale of his company. There are two parts to the question: “current market conditions” and “for his company.” The primary driver of the decision should be an analysis of his particular, unique business. Current market conditions are an external driver of his company's performance and also impact the price a buyer will pay for his company, but they are only one factor of many factors that impact business valuation and timing for a sale.
In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for the remainder of 2016. The business mood and M&A environment remains positive and there continues to be demand from buyers for niche companies that are outperforming their competitors. There is no shortage of cash available for acquisitions; it is a matter of being able to
We are in the second quarter of 2016 and deal data is now available through the end of the first quarter. In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for the remainder of 2016.
We are in the fourth quarter of 2015 and mergers and acquisitions data is now available through the end of the third quarter for business owners selling their company. In this report, we review our region’s most active industry sectors and give an outlook for 2016.
What is a 338 Election? How would I use it when I sell my business? In a typical acquisition (using an S-corporation as an example), the seller seeks to maximize capital gains, on which they pay a lower tax rate, and the buyer seeks to maximize the present value of tax deductions. While this may be desired, there may be a need to effect the transaction as a stock deal rather than an asset deal.
When a business owner is asked who the most likely buyer is for their business, they will typically have a fairly good idea who the most likely candidates are, which normally fits one of the following profiles: i) a competitor who can’t access your market, client base, lacks certain proprietary differentiators or some other motivation; ii) a strategic buyer who would love to buy your technology, unique products, service, patents, intellectual capital, team, or maybe your reputation in the marketplace; or iii) the private equity group that has been courting you for years, or maybe even; iv) the Senior Manager in your Company who’s worked for you for 20 years and who, with the right financial backer, could buy, manage and grow the business.
Bergan has been acquired by Ohio-based Coastal Pet Products, the world's largest pet collar and leash manufacturer. Bergan was represented by ClearRidge.
Progressive Supply (Pipe Distribution). ClearRidge has represented and closed two exceptional Oklahoma deals in the past month, in each case delivering a well-capitalized buyer and a robust valuation and deal terms.
ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Q3 2014 and 2015 Outlook. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 7 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region.
ClearRidge Report: Mergers & Acquisitions for Q2 2014 and Outlook through 2014. In this report, we review our most active industry sectors. These 8 industries are also among the most active sectors that drive M&A Activity in the Oklahoma and the Southern Midwest region. Click "More" to read the the full article.