M&A Blog

M&A, private equity and investment banking insights for business & real estate issuers and investors.

August 27, 2018

The ICO Whitepaper is Dead

The ICO whitepaper as we know it is dead. Here are a few reasons why: Marketing Over Technology   Whitepapers are becoming less technical and more streamlined. […]
August 27, 2018

Expert Generalist in M&A

Due to some of our online exposure, we see deals across every imaginable sector and size. An oft-repeated question poised by would-be business sellers and equity […]
August 27, 2018

Who Should I Hire to Sell My Business?

Determining what type of group is right for selling your business in a strategic M&A auction is an “it depends” decision. It depends on the size […]
August 27, 2018

In order to have good ideas, you have to have a lot of bad ideas

Success is iterative. Typically those who are branded as most successful iterated through many, many bad ideas before they came to most successful good idea they […]
August 27, 2018

How long should due diligence take in M&A?

Due diligence is sometimes referred to as a full proctological exam and rightfully so. It is more than a buyer’s attempt to confirm the stated valuation […]
August 27, 2018

REIT: Buy-Side Strategies

Attractive Opportunities in 2018 At the sector level, there has been certain private health care players under margin pressure, which has increased the number of REITs […]
August 27, 2018

Should I Sell My Business to a Private Equity Group?

Despite some of the more recent negative reports lambasting private equity (and particularly leveraged buyouts), private equity transactions–when executed well–actually do add value, according to the […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Competitive Landscape

This article is one in a series covering Real Estate Investment Trusts and real estate investment banking. Market share competition The REITs industry covers a large […]
August 27, 2018

How Much Does it Cost to Sell My Business?

The fees charged for sell-side M&A by investment bankers vary from deal to deal. Every deal typically includes some type of up-front engagement fee either paid […]
August 27, 2018

REITs: Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity Since REITs vary across different sectors within real estate the capital intensity varies depending on the property types, but overall the industry has a […]
August 27, 2018

When is the best time of year to sell my business?

Timing is a large consideration in mergers and acquisitions. Because no two deals are the same, no two marketing approaches are likely to mirror one another. […]
August 26, 2018

Chasing Yield–Strategies for Maximizing Value on the Buy-side

In a world of ever-present cheap money spurred by QE to infinity, investment in the public and private domain become ever tenuous. Combine today’s cheap capital […]
June 28, 2018

A Good Deal Doesn’t End at Signing. It Starts There.

You’ve spent many months and countless hours conducting due diligence, hammering out terms with the target and arranging financing. Finally, the big day has arrived: the […]
May 27, 2018

What are the capital markets in real estate investment banking?

In general terms, the capital markets are any place where securities can be purchased and sold. In most cases, these securities are debt and equity. In […]
May 27, 2018

Most Common Forms of Consideration for Acquisitions

Cash — Cash is king, but not always. Cash is only king when cash is either needed or when cash trumps a bigger potential strategy. Stock […]
April 28, 2018

Strategic Planning for Business Valuations

Regardless of whether you are a solo business owner or if you are in business with another partner, it’s important to consider the organization’s overall value […]
April 26, 2018

Sell Side vs. Capital Raise Pitchbooks

Garage Ventures has a great piece outlining some of the blunders they have experienced in startup pitchbooks. While some of what is included there seems a […]
March 28, 2018

Banco Santander: A Case Study in Buy-Side Mergers and Acquisitions

At times when organic growth is sluggish, acquisitions represent a viable means through which firms can outpace the market. An acquisitions-based strategy can be particularly effective in industries […]
March 27, 2018

A Few Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Self-Storage Facility or Warehouse

Starting a self-storage business or purchasing an additional property is a big investment and important decision that requires careful consideration. When many people consider starting or […]