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4 Keys to Prepare Your Business for Sale in Downturn

When in the midst of an economic downturn, preparing your business for sale may seem like an unideal strategy. For business owners who think a sale may be in the near future, using this time to focus on your company and preparing for the upswing is essential in maximizing your transaction. Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors offers these four key points to consider when planning to sell your business, even if the timing is not quite right.

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Sources of Capital to Grow Your Business

If you are looking to grow and expand your business, several sources of capital are available — some more appropriate than others depending on the life cycle stage, size and financial characteristics of your company. External capital (as opposed to internal capital resources such as cash flow) comes in three basic forms. Learn more about them in this article.

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Courting Private Equity

The private equity (PE) sector represents possibly the largest prospective pool of business buyers today. Unfortunately, these buyers can be hard to reach. Unlike international buyers, which are actively making acquisitions, many PE investors are currently sitting on a large amount of funds with defined time horizons. To increase odds of attracting these buyers today, sellers must be aware of the obstacles in dealing in the PE universe, as well as the opportunities to position their businesses favorably. The investment bankers at Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors have outlined a few.

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Vetting Potential Buyers During a Business Sale

The selling process can be long for some business owners, especially when approached by potential buyers who lack the necessary capital to successfully negotiate and fund a transaction. In such situations, sellers are often left with broken deal costs and fatigue to show for their efforts. Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors encourages sellers to consider these common traits to help vet unqualified acquirers.

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5 Common Issues Surrounding an M&A Deal

If you are thinking of selling your business, it pays to plan ahead. Understanding common issues surrounding M&A deals before entering the market can help set you up for a lucrative future deal to meet your exit objectives. Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors shares five things every seller should know about completing an M&A deal.

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