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01
Mar
17
Letter of Intent: Crafting the First Step to a Successful Acquisition
You found the business you want to buy. Congrats! Now what? There are many things that need to happen before a deal closes. One of the first steps you’ll need to take is to write, sign and negotiate a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the seller. An LOI is a non-binding document, meaning there is not a legal requirement for things to play out exactly as the document states.
23
Feb
17
The Professional Advisor's Guide to Hiring an Investment Banker
Accountant, financial advisor, insurance agent, banker, attorney… Whoever you are, you will likely have clients, at some point or another, who want to (or have to) sell their business. Although exciting and novel, this step in your client’s life is risky for you because you’re not in charge of the process. To mitigate some of that risk, you can guide your client to make a good decision on the investment banker he or she chooses…
15
Feb
17
Three Things You Need to Know About Seller Financing
A business is for sale. Buyer and seller meet. It’s a match made in heaven. They’re ready to get a deal done. How is the buyer going to find the millions of dollars required to buy the business? Likely partially from you, the seller.
13
Feb
17
DVS Group Featured on Axial Forum
Read our article, Top 5 Tips for Navigating SBA Financing for Acquisitions, on Axial's Forum here.
07
Feb
17
The Ultimate Guide to EBITDA
We talk about EBITDA often in our office. The financial measure is important when valuing a business. Business owners, buyers of businesses and even financial advisors can be at a loss for what EBITDA truly means because it is mainly used in the sale of a business- an event they’ll likely experience once. There is a heap of questions out there regarding EBITDA. And there is an equal amount of answers. We weeded through the…
01
Feb
17
Two Insider Tips for Picking a Bank for Your SBA Financing
SBA financing- particularly when used for business acquisition- involves very specific limitations and requirements. Because of its detailed and complex nature, using just any bank for SBA lending would be a mistake. Do your research and pick a bank that has experience and that you trust. This is not an exhaustive shopping guide but these two tips will get you well on your way to making a solid choice in your SBA lender.
25
Jan
17
Who Will (Maybe) Buy Your Business: A Business Owner's Guide to Potential Buyers
There are two main considerations when thinking about who would and could buy your business. The first is your management team. The second is the size of your business. Why are these the two main considerations? They’re the first two aspects of the business a buyer will go to in order to evaluate. Your management team and the size of your business matter to buyers.
23
Jan
17
Financial vs. Strategic Buyer
The distinction between a financial buyer and a strategic buyer is pretty straightforward. A financial buyer acquires a company as an investment for returns. A strategic buyer acquires a company to advance a business plan.
18
Jan
17
Is Your Business Ready to Take the Acquisition Journey? Ask These Five Questions
Buying a business is no easy task. When you make an acquisition there are real consequences for you and your entire team. Before you set off down the road in pursuing an acquisition you should address the following five questions. Questions one and two are particularly vital and often overlooked.
04
Jan
17
[Listen] The Buyer's Perspective: Interview on Exit Coach Radio
I enjoyed my time talking to Bill Black about the buyer's perspective in business acquisition. These insights might be helpful if you are a motivated seller and desire to be attractive to potential buyers of your business. Check out more of Bill Black's Exit Coach Radio interviews here. 


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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