SELLING PRIVATELY HELD BUSINESSES


–SINCE 1982–

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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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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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Third Party Business Sales: Keys to Finding Success with Business Brokers

Selling your business to a third party and maximizing its value requires planning, preparation, and commitment. In today’s tight lending environment, that process becomes even more challenging and critical. A successful sale is a structured process rather than a single event. How to Have a Successful Third Party Sale: Define your goals and objectives Understand

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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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