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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.
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…
09
May
17
The Ultimate Guide to Due Diligence
Due diligence is a term most of us have heard somewhere at some point. But what does it actually mean and how does it play out in specific contexts? At The DVS Group due diligence is an essential part of our small, private business ownership transition process. Due diligence in small, private business transactions is different than due diligence for large or public companies. With less structure and regulation, due diligence with these kinds of …
04
May
17
Side-by-Side Look: SBA Loans versus Conventional Loans
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has many resources for business owners. Money is one of them - certainly enticing for anyone looking to start, scale or shift directions in their business. The SBA 7(a) loan program allows lenders to provide loans within the SBA's guidelines. The SBA guarantees the repayment of these loans. The SBA's website explains, "When a business applies for an SBA loan, it is actually applying for a commercial loan, structured according…
07
Mar
17
The Ultimate Guide to Business Valuation
Value is calculated. Price is negotiated. That's one of the most important things to remember about the process of business valuation. Business valuation is a topic that goes deep and wide. There are a lot of questions and a lot to learn.


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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