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Build Your “Going Concern”

By definition, the term Going Concern is defined most often in the accounting world as something close to “a company that has the resources needed in order to continue to operate indefinitely.” This is a good, macro scale place to start thinking about your company and the various facets that make the organization tick. Then …

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The Two-Year Tax Reprieve: It Might Be Time to Think About Selling Your Business

By Wayne Farlow If you are considering retirement and have an ownership position in your business worth $250,000 or more, the two year extension of the “Bush tax cuts” could provide an opportunity for significant tax savings. For the next two years, long term capital gains and qualified dividends will be taxed at a maximum …

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GF Data Reports Highest Middle-Market Private Equity Deal Volume in Eight Quarters

Rebound in Valuation, Deal Volume and Leverage in Full Swing PHILADELPHIA—GF Data’s 2010 Year End Report reveals deal volume in the middle market surged ahead in 4Q 2010, marking the most deals done since the onset of the economic crisis, and reflecting continued improvement in the overall M&A market. The 155 private equity firms currently contributing …

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Seller Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about selling your business? More and entrepreneurs are considering the benefits of selling their businesses these days. Of the close to one million businesses that will change hands this year, most will involve privately held companies selling for $500,000 to $15,000,000. Yet, until business owners experience a merger or acquisition, few will know what …

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Valuation of a Business is Complex

We are frequently asked by business owners and their advisors if there is a quick formula to determine what a business is worth. In reality, the valuation of a business is a complex undertaking and the market ultimately determines value. Although strategic buyers will often pay a premium price for a business, our experience has …

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