September 24, 2018

Debt Service Coverage & The Opportunity Cost of Capital: Bridging the Investor Chasm in Private Deals

The capital stack on nearly every deal should lead one to conclude that private equity investing is a complete misnomer. Not unlike most business buyers, private equity […]
September 18, 2018

M&A Recession Considerations: Preparing for Growth & a Future Exit After a Market Downturn

If you’re not planning on selling your business today or in the next 12 to 24 months, then surely you’re looking toward selling it after the […]
September 4, 2018

Brutalities of the Buy-Side: Some Areas That Make Buy-Side M&A So Difficult

There is an oft-quoted (and perhaps apocryphal or fabricated) statistic that business acquisitions have the same failure rate as startups. A quick Google reference for me […]
August 27, 2018

Raising Startup Capital – Why the Investment Banking Model Does not Play Well with Startups

As we have previously outlined, raising capital is tough. It reminds me of the quote often attributed to John Wayne (but still as yet unconfirmed): Life […]
August 27, 2018

Why Raising Capital is So Difficult and Why I Loathe It

These are the confessions of an experienced investment banker with the battle scars to stand as a witness that no capital transaction is ever easy. As […]
August 27, 2018

No Money Down, 100% Acquisition Financing

We see our fill of requests and opportunities for needs in acquisition financing. The capital needs range across the spectrum (i.e. debt, equity, mezzanine and everything conceivably […]
August 27, 2018

Sink or Swim: Entrepreneurs Learn to Manage Risk

Part of managing any project also means managing risks. Project managers learn to identify, categorize, and effectively respond to risks with experience. While many entrepreneurs might […]
August 27, 2018

10 Notable Technology Mergers

In today’s fast-paced, challenging, and highly competitive world, businesses are constantly fighting the good fight to maintain their competitive edge and staying at the forefront of […]
August 27, 2018

Project Management Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions

According to Thomson Reuters, there have been over 40,000 business deals that involved a change in ownership in the last year. However, many of these deals […]