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21
Aug
17
"Where's All the Drama?" How One Business Owner Successfully Sold His Business
Jeff Hutsell sold his company, Levels of Discovery, in 2013. Recently, we interviewed Jeff to find out what he recalls about the process and what advice he has for others.
09
Aug
17
The Value of Business Ownership
Is business ownership a valuable experience? Read the story of Robert Drumm, a DVS Group client, to find out.
26
Jul
17
Investment Banking Done by Humans, Not Investment Bankers
This is the final post in a series on The DVS Group Tenants - the principles, philosophies, values that guide our merger and acquisition work. Find the other posts in the series here. The final DVS Group tenet is “Human”. In an industry that’s known for being stuffy, arrogant and all about the numbers, we believe humans matter.
19
Jul
17
What Is a Tailored M&A Process?
This is the third in a series on The DVS Group Tenants - the principles, philosophies, values that guide our merger and acquisition work. Find the other posts in the series here. ARM was a niche business in the pharmaceutical industry, seeking to advance medical knowledge exchange by pioneering innovative tools and solutions. The founders were proud of the business they had built but felt it had grown beyond their comfort level. A customer was…
12
Jul
17
Why M&A Firm Size Matters in Getting Great Deals Done
This is the second in a series on The DVS Group Tenants - the principles, philosophies, values that guide our merger and acquisition work. Find the other posts in the series here. The second DVS Group tenet is “boutique”. Boutique doesn’t just mean small.
05
Jul
17
Finding the Right Fit When Buying or Selling a Business
This is the first in a series on The DVS Group Tenets - the principles, philosophies, values that guide our merger and acquisition work. Find the other posts in the series here. The “Purple Squirrel” tenet guides the way The DVS Group gets great deals done for our clients.
21
Jun
17
A Day in the Life of an M&A Advisor
I find that people are often confused about what I do as an advisor at a mergers and acquisitions firm. If you search for an answer about what people within the industry do, you are inundated with posts about dog-eat-dog competition and long hours. Well, turns out, it’s possible to care about other people and get home to your family for dinner as an M&A advisor. Here’s a peek into a day in my life:
14
Jun
17
Small Business Administration: Commonly Used Terms
Get accustomed to the lingo of the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the following definitions regarding financing for business acquisition.
07
Jun
17
The Best Industry for Your Business Acquisition
Whether you are a corporate or individual buyer, one of your first questions in the process is related to the business’ industry. Which industry is best?
24
May
17
5 Mistakes People Make When Evaluating a Business
As merger & acquisition professionals, we know that much of our job is education. The work we do day-in and day-out is a little bit complicated, a little bit obscure, and a whole lot different than a business owner’s day-in and day-out work. We value and enjoy our role as educators but sometimes we get frustrated when our clients get tunnel vision and choose to focus on any problem but the one that matters. We…


The DVS Group is a boutique merger and acquisition firm specializing in businesses with at least $1 million in annual profit. We go beyond the numbers to find your right match - your Purple Squirrel.

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