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We are focused on providing our fellow founders, business owners, and CEOs with the best educational resources to prepare you for any sell-side M&A transaction. Please contact us if you would like to discuss a specific topic directly. We're always happy to help.

Tips

Information Is Power: Leaving No Stone Unturned During M&A

11-28-2022

Todd Sullivan, Exitwise's CEO, believes experience is a great teacher in M&A. Especially when gaining insight from mistakes, whether your own or someone else's.

Todd Sullivan
Tips

How Does Net Working Capital Affect the Value of Your Business?

11-09-2022

Net Working Capital is a key metric that potential buyers will look at when considering your company, and it can have a major impact on the final sale price.

Todd Sullivan
Best Practices

Avoid the Fourth Quarter Fumble: Part 5 of 5

10-31-2022

There's a myriad of reasons why a deal can fall through. Getting the small details right and having a great team on your side is key to late-stage M&A success.

Brian Dukes
Best Practices

Vision, Fit, & Knowing Where You're Going: Part 4 of 5

10-21-2022

Vision, fit, and future plans are often overlooked aspects of terms that need to be identified in the Negotiation and Buyer Selection phase of a sales process.

Brian Dukes
Best Practices

How iBankers Channel Their Inner Nick Saban - Recruiting The Right Buyer: Part 3 of 5

09-22-2022

Matching a seller's unique strengths to a potential buyer's specific needs is critical to generating demand and ultimately a high sale price...

Brian Dukes
Best Practices

Luck Is When Preparation Meets Opportunity - Laying The Groundwork For M&A Success: Part 2 of 5

09-01-2022

The second article in a five-part series about how putting the right team in place helps supercharge the M&A process, providing both sellers and buyers maximum value.

Brian Dukes
Best Practices

Building A Dream Team To Supercharge Your M&A Process: Part 1 of 5

08-25-2022

This is the first article in a five-part series about how putting the right team in place helps supercharge the M&A process, providing both sellers and buyers maximum value.

Brian Dukes
Tips

Are You Prepared to Sell Your Business?

08-18-2022

Selling a business is more complicated than just putting a "for sale" sign in the window. It's best to spend time preparing yourself and the business.

Todd Sullivan
Tips

How Much Is My Business Worth?

08-05-2022

Business valuations are important for several reasons, including finding opportunities to increase profits and providing helpful information when selling.

Brian Dukes
Best Practices

How To Best Utilize A Business Strategy Consultant?

07-22-2022

Business strategy consultants provide valuable services to businesses of all sizes by collecting and analyzing business data to help managers develop a plan of action to meet the company’s goals.

Brian Dukes
Tips

Don't Miss These Business Broker Red Flags

07-12-2022

When hiring a business broker to sell your business, missing a few red flags can create significant issues during the process leading to a suboptimal experience.

Todd Sullivan
Tips

How To Sell Your Company

07-01-2022

The idea of selling a business can be overwhelming and a bit scary. Understanding the necessary steps early in the M&A process can help you be prepared.

Todd Sullivan
Best Practices

Is A Business Consultant Right For You?

06-24-2022

Business consulting services can help improve the strength of a company by offering industry-specific recommendations, quickly implementing agreed-upon solutions, and rapidly evaluating projects against predetermined KPIs.

Brian Dukes
Tips

The Top 6 M&A Deal Killers of Any Exit Process

06-13-2022

Selling your business can have many pitfalls. Here are the 6 most common deal killers that catch founders off guard. Don't make the same mistakes!

Todd Sullivan
Tools

4 Ways to Calculate the Value of Your Company

06-06-2022

Calculating your company valuation the right way is critical, but there's not one right answer. Here are the 4 most common valuation methods.

Todd Sullivan
Tips

Confidentiality: When to Tell Employees & Customers You're Selling Your Business

05-30-2022

Don't jeopardize your company, your relationships, or your exit by telling the team about the sale of company at the wrong time.

Todd Sullivan
Best Practices

Who Should You Hire to Help Sell Your Company?

05-23-2022

If you’re planning on selling your business, you may want to hire an M&A advisor to help you decide on the right investment banker and other M&A experts.

Todd Sullivan

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