M&A Update

Q1 2018 M&A Update: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Impact Private Company Valuations
Business owners have been asking how the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will impact private company valuations. CPA’s,[...]
Q3 2017 M&A Update: Who Will Buy Your Business?
Businesses with enterprise values above $10 million are primarily sold to institutional investors. Those acquirers fall into two broad categories:[...]
Q4 2016 M&A Update: When a Business Owner Receives “The Call”
As a business owner, perhaps the most flattering event that may occur is an unsolicited call from a “buyer” who[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
Q1 2015 M&A Market Update
Predictions for 2015 The January issue of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine reported that 2014 was the best year for the[...]
Q3 2014 M&A Market Update
As we reflect on the third quarter of 2014, we have seen several trends develop that are impacting valuations as[...]
Q1 2014 M&A Market Update
As we complete the first quarter of 2014, we have seen several trends develop in M&A that are impacting valuations,[...]