Keeping the Business in the Family

by Jennifer Mailhes, Managing Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors Transferring a family business to the next generation requires a delicate balancing act. Estate and succession planning strategies aren’t always compatible, and the older and younger generations often have conflicting interests. By starting early and planning carefully, however, it’s possible to resolve these conflicts and strategically transfer... more

David Praet Earns Director Promotion at Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors

[caption id="attachment_677" align="alignright" width="210"] David Praet, Director[/caption] TROY, MICH. – Jan. 2, 2018 – Middle-market investment bank Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors recently announced the promotion of David Praet to Director. Praet possesses 10 years of investment banking, consulting, and corporate finance experience obtained with the investment bank and its affiliate Doeren Mayhew, a CPA and a... more

Mailhes Shares M&A Insight on STA Money Hour Radio Show

[caption id="attachment_842" align="alignright" width="175"] Jennifer Mailhes, Managing Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors[/caption] Houston Managing Director Jennifer Mailhes  was recently a guest on STA Money Hour’s radio show “Financial Planning Friday,” where she discussed the firm’s upcoming M&A Insight event and more with host Scott Bishop. During this radio segment, Mailhes and Bishop also sh... more

Establishing a Foundation for Strategic Acquisitions

By  Claudio Calado, CM&AA – Managing Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors        David Praet – Vice President, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors Growth through acquisition is a strategy companies use to accomplish growth objectives at a faster pace in an effort to secure their position in a highly competitive and global market place. Acquisitions, especially in fragmented markets, are a viable option... more

Is The National Market Rebounding Towards a Seller’s Market Again?

By Claudio Calado, CM&AA, Managing Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors The merger and acquisition (M&A) market showed signs of decline in 2016 from the successive highs it set in terms of number of deals and deal value in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Prior to those years, and since the financial crisis in 2009, overall M&A activity in the United States had successively increased for the most part year... more

Exit Planning: Are You Really Ready to Make an Exit?

By David Ritter, Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors Benjamin Franklin once said “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This saying holds true when talking about exiting your business. Although most business owners know they will someday sell their business, very few have a plan in place to do so. While it is commonplace to simply assume you will someday sell your business, cash the check and move off int... more

3 Steps to Prepare Your Business for an Acquisition

by Jennifer Mailhes, Managing Director, Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors If an acquisition is one of your growth objectives in the new year, are you taking the right steps to ensure your business is prepared? Not only is it important to consider how an acquisition will help meet your overall business goals – which should always be discussed during the strategic planning process – but proper planning is also a key... more

4 Due Diligence Issues That Warrant Concern

Due diligence is the process of determining whether representations — legal, financial and otherwise — made by a business seller are true and whether the buyer’s proposed bid is fair based on these representations. The purpose of due diligence is to uncover weaknesses or uncertainties that might prevent the transaction from meeting a buyer’s desired goals. In today’s environment, companies considering a merge... more

Value Drivers and Drainers

Knowing the value of a business — and understanding how to increase that value — is key to maximizing price when it’s time to sell. Further, focusing on value drivers and trends in the business over time can also help turn around a distressed company before it’s too late. But what value drivers should be considered, and why? To increase value, owners must understand how hypothetical buyers would perceive their bu... more

Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors Assists Gissing Automotive Systems in the Investment of ConForm Automotive

NEWS RELEASE TROY, MICH. – Nov. 15, 2016 – The Michigan investment bankers of Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors, a middle-market investment banking firm, assisted Gissing Automotive Systems, LLC with its investment in ConForm Automotive. Gissing Automotive Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wuxi Gissing Auto Parts Co. Ltd., is a China-based leading designer and manufacturer of interior acoustic parts, special... more
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