Posts Tagged ‘selling a business’

Metro Business Advisors closes 2017 with the sale of three St. Louis businesses

Metro Business Brokers serve the greater St. Louis area

Each business was worth more than a million dollars and successfully launched the seller’s Life Beyond Business,™ Metro Business Advisors reports. Last year was positive for the St. Louis regional economy, with unemployment levels dropping sharply compared to 2016, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. St. Louis business brokers Metro…

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What Is Your Broker’s Responsibility When Selling Your Business?

By Dave Driscoll Simple…to sell the business, right? Absolutely, selling the business is the reason you chose your business broker, but there is another equally important responsibility: protecting the seller! The first objective is obvious. You draw on the reputation, business acumen, and experience of the broker and their firm to help you achieve a successful…

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How Did The Recent Interest Rate Increase Impact The M&A Market?

You might think that a Federal Reserve interest rate increase of one-fourth of a percentage point isn’t a significant movement, yet the implied message is what means the most for the mergers & acquisitions market. Over the past eight years, the Federal Reserve interest rate charged for overnight deposits, commonly referred to as the discount…

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How Did The Recent Interest Rate Increase Impact The M&A Market?

You might think that a Federal Reserve interest rate increase of one-fourth of a percentage point isn’t a significant movement, yet the implied message is what means the most for the mergers & acquisitions market. Over the past eight years, the Federal Reserve interest rate charged for overnight deposits, commonly referred to as the discount…

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Selling Your Business: Seller Earnout Deal Structure

Is a Seller Earnout a good strategy when you Sell your Business? Consider this paradigm: A seller most always believes his/her business is worth more than a buyer is willing to pay. An earnout is a good strategy to maximize seller expectations regarding total selling price, especially when the seller is confident in the future…

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Don't start the bidding when selling a business – audio

Say a buyer does approach you, unsolicited, with interest in buying your business… It’s an exciting situation, but take it easy. Whether you’ve made a conscious decision to sell your business or you’re caught off guard by an offer, don’t be naive enough to believe that you are going to start a bidding war. You…

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Do you know your MPSP?

A Business Valuation determines What your Business is Worth Perhaps the single most important fact that you should know about your business is its Most Probable Selling Price (MPSP). MPSP is the realistic price or market value of your business and it is determined by a business valuation. Knowing the MPSP can help guide your business,…

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