M&A Blog


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

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 […]
November 3, 2017

Using Fintech to Build Customer Relationships

Building any business requires a lot of time and effort in the initial startup and product launch phases. But building a B2B business is a little […]
October 27, 2017

REITs: Transactions & M&A

M&A Overview There has been a growing concern through the investment banking community over the real estate market recovery, but many bankers seem to think that […]
August 27, 2017

Media and Entertainment –Industry Overview

Digital Growth Digital distribution platforms are increasing overall demand for content but also threatening networks and cable and satellite operators due to potential for substitution. Television […]
August 27, 2017

What drives capital to commercial real estate?

The commercial real estate market is complex. The capital drivers that push investor “funds flow” and capital availability into the real estate market include promises of  […]
August 26, 2017

Syndicating Private Placements

If done correctly, selling your business can take a year or more and requires a steady, but controlled hand in guiding the process from start to […]
November 3, 2016

Project Management, Business…and An Entrepreneur’s Personal Life

As project managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners, we all have busy lives. Life is a balance to begin with, but throw owning, operating, and managing a […]
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