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Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Group

Private Equity companies are companies that have raised capital from investors and they have created funds. Each fund may have its own legal mandate. These are common examples of mandates: Invests only in oil and gas companies Is agnostic to what industry it invests in Invests only in companies it controls Private Equity companies come

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Protect Yourself: A Guide to Non-Compete Agreements

Oftentimes, businesses see their competitors as their biggest threat. But what if your star quality team continues to leave to join your competitor’s team? That is, in my opinion, the bigger threat. You have already invested in hiring, training, coaching, and developing those individuals. Then, they leave and directly compete against you. We see this

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Intangible Assets: Protecting Your Brand And Reputation

“In an economy where 70% to 80% of market value comes from hard-to-assess intangible assets such as brand equity, intellectual capital, and goodwill, organizations are especially vulnerable to anything that damages their reputations” (Harvard Business Review). Last week, I had a conversation with one of my coaching participants, Dory. Dory’s company is trying to make

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Planning Your Exit Strategy

When you start a company, you should generally know how you are going to exit the company. It could be a merger or acquisition, leave it to family, an initial public offering (IPO), a management buyout, etc.. Whatever the case, planning your exit strategy is almost as important as running your company because it’s the

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Free Cash Flow Definition

See also: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis Valuation Methods Free Cash Flow Analysis Free Cash Flow Definition The business is like a human body, the body needs blood, the business needs cash. Investor look at Free Cash Flow to make their decision for investment. Interestingly, it’s not a number you can come up easily. First, let’s look

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Why Valuation Matters

The other day, a client asked why valuation matters. It seems like a lengthy process that is complex and differs in each case. You see, I didn’t respond in an elaborate explanation of the different methods of valuation. Instead, I start off by saying that life is very unpredictable. Have you ever experienced a life-altering

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What is your business worth?

So, you’re considering selling your business… Whether it’s to pursue new opportunities or to get out while you can, you need to start thinking about your business from a valuation standpoint. Even if you don’t intend to sell your business in the near future, building a business to be sellable is a sound strategy. So,

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Business Valuation Purposes

See Also: EBITDA Valuation Valuation Methods Multiple of Earnings Business valuation is the process of determining the economic value of a business or company. It assesses a variety of factors to determine the fair market value in a sale, but there is no one way to verify the worth of a company. Business valuation can

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Multiple of Earnings

See Also: Normalized Earnings Adjusted EBITDA EBITDA Definition Valuation Methods Business Valuation Purposes EBITDA Valuation Multiple of Earnings Multiple of earnings is one way to value a business. It involves multiplying a company’s profits by a certain number to end up with a value. “Multiple of earnings” multiplies the “earnings” (or income or profit) of a year,

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Adjusted EBITDA

See Also: EBITDA Valuation Calculate EBITDA Valuation Methods EBITDA Definition Multiple of Earnings Adjusted EBITDA Definition Adjusted EBITDA is a valuable tool used to analyze businesses for the purposes of valuation and potential acquisition. Many also call it Normalized EBITDA because it systematizes cash flow and deducts irregularities and deviations. Use adjusted EBITDA as an

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What is a Term Sheet?

See Also: Other Peoples Money Angel Investor Venture Capital 5 Cs of Credit Working Capital What is a Term Sheet? What is a term sheet? It contains the terms of an investment made by a venture capital firm. It is a summary of the legal and financial terms of a proposed deal. Basically it is a

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Valuation Methods

See Also: Financial Ratios Required Rate of Return Internal Rate of Return Method EBITDA Valuation What is a Term Sheet? Adjusted EBITDA Multiple of Earnings Business Valuation Purposes Valuation Methods There are a variety of approaches to valuing a firm and its equity. Two of the most popular approaches are discounted cash flow (DCF) methods

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