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Valuing Minority Shareholdings in Private Companies: Challenges and Complexities

. Category: Selling, Valuations.

Challenges and Complexities when Valuing Minority Shareholdings in Private Companies Minority or non-controlling shareholdings in private companies often need to be valued for taxation matters, family law disputes and commercial disputes. Quite often, minority interests are held by shareholders in professional practices, senior managers in private companies and by children or other relations of the… Read more »

Expanding Through Acquisition

. Category: Buying.

5 Reasons to Grow Your Mature Business Through Acquisition When successful firms reach the mature phase of the business life cycle organic growth becomes more difficult to attain. At this point an acquisition strategy can foster a high level of inorganic growth and open new windows and initiate change to ensure the  future success of… Read more »

Due Diligence 101

. Category: Due Dilligence.

Tips for a thorough due diligence process when acquiring or selling a business When acquiring or divesting a business, being thoroughly prepared for the due diligence process can significantly simplify the divestment or divert risk and ensure future success for acquirers. To ensure this, below are a few of the multitude of areas that need… Read more »

Medium Size Tech Company Valuations

. Category: Buying, Due Dilligence, Selling, Valuations.

The emergence of innovative technologies has seen entrepreneurs enter the tech industry at levels unprecedented since the dotcom boom.  Optimism has been derived from the success of small ideas such as Snapchat Inc, Facebook Inc, Xero Limited and many more transforming simple communication or the mundane repetitive jobs that had barely changed for decades to… Read more »

Business Acquisition and Divestment Negotiation

. Category: Buying, Due Dilligence, Selling.

When negotiating the divestment or acquisition of a business, if done well, all parties involved should reap the rewards and leave with long term benefits. The types of negotiators you will encounter when negotiating a business sale or purchase will vary significantly from deal to deal, making it necessary for a good negotiator to be… Read more »

Ensuring a Smooth Business Sale Transaction

. Category: Selling.

Selling a business can be a turbulent period for everyone involved. To help make the process as smooth as possible, here are a few fundamental tips that will assist. Quality and In Depth Records Having in depth and extended financial records is crucial. The more in depth these records are, the greater the opportunity there… Read more »

Key Cost Benefits of a Merger

. Category: Buying, Selling.

Merging businesses can provide a multitude of benefits to the firms involved and their customers. Cost synergies are generally the most easily and accurately quantifiable, and should be actively identified by companies looking to merge with and take over another business . Below is a simplified version of horizontal and vertical business mergers and the… Read more »

The Impact of Real Property Leases on a Business’ Value

. Category: Valuations.

Property leases raising concern Business arrangements concerning leases for real property will generally have a major impact on the risk profile of a business. Key items that should be reviewed as part of a valuation are discussed below. Length of Lease The timeframe remaining on a lease can have a major impact on the value of… Read more »

Confronting Your Emotions When Selling Your Business

. Category: Selling.

Confront your emotions For many business owners, the greatest challenge of selling their business is confronting their emotions. It’s not surprising that given the passion inherent in the make-up of most successful entrepreneurs, the sale of their business can result in emotional distress and turmoil. Unfortunately however, selling your business is a process that can… Read more »