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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. 
28
Dec
16
Top Three Ways to Begin the Business Valuation Process with Your Clients
As an advisor, you have your client’s trust and thus, you desire to direct them wisely. When your client is a business owner there is an additional asset to consider- an asset that is hard to put a number on. Each business is unique and requires a careful valuation process. The valuation process can feel complicated and often evokes emotion.
22
Dec
16
Are You Ready to Buy a Business? Six Questions to Ask to Find Out
Buying a business is hard work. Are you ready for that task? Below are six questions to help you find out. These questions are tailored specifically for the individual executive seeking to acquire a business (a different set of questions should be asked by corporate buyers). If that’s you, take some time to consider these questions.
20
Dec
16
Don't Fear the Acquisition Jump: How Nonprofits Acquire Private Businesses
As an executive at a nonprofit, you deeply and sincerely care for your organization’s mission. Fulfilling the mission is the pinnacle of your organization’s purpose. Whether that mission is employment services, environmental conservation or political advocacy, your mission is important and engaging to the community. And if you’re like other nonprofit executives, you consider your organization’s nonprofit status as an important piece of advocating for the mission. Carrying a 501(c)(3) status allows for distinct operations…
20
Dec
16
Nobody's Dead: The Story of M&A Tombstones
Tombstones in the financial industry- one of those things that is done just because it has always been done. Tombstones? Yep, tombstones. Curious about the term? So were we.
15
Dec
16
Selling Your Business? The Key Is Preparation
You have worn many hats throughout your life- child, sibling, spouse, parent, business owner. To many, the role of business owner may appear to simply be a job title. But to those of us who know better, the role of business owner becomes an integral piece of a person’s life. The time, effort and money put into the business instills a deep care for the business, its people and its future.


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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