Experienced Austin Financial Executives Robert (Bob) Kay and Laine Holman Affiliate with Corporate Investment

Robert (Bob) Kay, an experienced executive in finance, investments, private equity intermediary, banking, and private business management, and his long-time business associate, Laine Holman, a seasoned CFO, have joined Corporate Investment, an Austin-based financial advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and business sales.“We are excited to join Corporate Investment and use our years of […]

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Q3 2016 M&A Update: Earn-outs: Uses, Pitfalls, and Opportunities

What is an “Earn-out” as it relates to the sale of a business? An earn-out is a contingent payment agreement whereby the buyer agrees to pay additional money for the business upon the attainment of certain post-closing performance targets. An earn-out is a financial tool used to bridge the gap between the seller’s price expectations […]

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Q2 2016 M&A Update: Favorable Market

We are in an extremely favorable market for business sellers. Buyers have abundant capital to deploy, interest rates are low, and the economy in Texas is doing well – even with the pull back in oil prices. However, the best advice to a business owner that is thinking of an exit, is to “take control […]

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Experienced Executive Robert Dicks Joins Corporate Investment

Robert Dicks, an experienced executive and entrepreneur, has joined Corporate Investment, an Austin-based financial advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and business sales.”My new role with Corporate Investment is a natural fit with my skill set and experience,” said Dicks. “I’m looking forward to helping business owners get the maximum valuation when selling their […]

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Lower Middle Market Provides Bright Spot in Slowing M&A Climate

Firms that focus on the smaller end of the market, including Audax Private Equity, boasted success in 2015, says Audax MD Jay Jester.Here’s an excerpt from a great article on Mergers & Acquisitions:Although the big picture for middle-market M&A may be dimming, there are still lots of bright spots, including the lower middle market – […]

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Corporate Investment adds Exit Planning Services for business owners.

Exit planning

Since 1984, our firm has worked with business owners in over 250 business sale transactions. These businesses had between 10 and 250 employees. Unfortunately, we found that prior to meeting us, very few of our clients had a well-defined, well-executed strategy for the transition out of their business. They had not taken the time to […]

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Signature Glass, Inc. is acquired by Binswanger Glass

Signature Glass, Inc. (“Signature Glass”), a contract glazing business in Houston, TX has been acquired by Binswanger Glass. Signature Glass is a leading commercial glazing contractor in the Houston metropolitan area with focused expertise in curtain wall and window wall systems, storefront and entrance systems, and in-house fabrication of aluminum framing systems. John Fincher with […]

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