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TIPS ON HOW TO SELL A BUSINESS; POINTS TO PONDER

Who best understands my business? When interviewing M&A Brokers or investment bankers to advise you and manage the sale of your company, it is very important for you to outline your specific decision-making process for selecting an advisor and your requirements for a successful business sale. Without the information gleaned from that discussion, an intermediary …

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TIPS ON HOW TO SELL A BUSINESS – HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SELL A BUSINESS?

Many business owners start their exit strategy exploration with a conversation focused primarily on business value expectations. But, few have a real understanding of the length or breadth of the business sale process. Not understanding the process ultimately can become critical. Timing often influences the value and other key factors that drive the success of …

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Oklahoma M&A Update

The M&A market in Oklahoma has felt the effects of the roller coaster ride that oil has steadily been a passenger on for the past 18 months, but transactions continue to close across a wide variety of industries. That said, the natural resources native to the region have certainly been a key source of transaction …

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How to Sell My Business Tips: What is EBITDA and why is it Relevant to You?

EBITDA is a term used often in business sales, but unless you’ve sold a business before, you may not know what it means. Here we will take a closer look at the term, as it can be used as a key business valuation factor in determining your company’s market value when you are considering selling …

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Is Confidentiality a Myth?

All M&A transactions have one thing in common – they require the business owner/s to divulge information that is highly confidential and imperative to the success of the business – an action that is often counter to the normal course of business. In the wrong hands, this type of information can be seriously detrimental to …

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Colorado M&A Update

Colorado continues to generate robust M&A activity. According to data sourced from industry research group FactSet, through late September 2016, there have been more than 200 announced M&A transactions in the state including a few transactions of note. The sectors that have seen the most M&A activity in Colorado in 2016 are technology, healthcare, oil …

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Sold for $120 Million! Jim Afinowich and Bruce Black

Organic foods manufacturer, Alpine Valley, sells to Flowers Foods “The support and business experience I received from the team at IBG/Fox & Fin was nothing short of miraculous,” said Wood. “Time and time again, over several years, Bruce Black and Jim Afinowich provided exceptional guidance, insights and direction, along with a well-defined process, which allowed …

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Market Pulse First Quarter 2015 Activity Survey

M&A Brokers and Investment Bankers note results from a Q1 M&A activity survey conducted by Pepperdine University and professional associations. As participants in the “Market Pulse” survey, IBG Business team members concur today there are positive forces driving high business valuations for selling businesses, especially in lower middle market mergers and acquisitions, or M&A, deals. …

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IBG Business Honored for Industry Leadership

M&A firm receives recognition for exceptional performance and success with 2014 award from Acquisition International Magazine. January 2015 IBG Business, LLC is proud to announce that the firm was selected as Acquisition International’s 2014 Privately Owned Business M&A Firm of the Year – USA. The award recognizes the prestigious M&A firm’s outstanding achievement and leadership …

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International Business Group, LLC announces it has acquired the operating platform of IBG Business Services

International Business Group, LLC announces it has acquired the operating platform of IBG Business Services, Inc., a Denver based M&A advisory firm founded in 1986. International Business Group, LLC operates under the name IBG Business. It is owned by principals of prominent M&A firms located in Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Colorado. The combined firms will …

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IBG Business Announces Mergers and Acquisition Services Expansion Platform

Contact: Tammy Hoffman 7900 E. Union Ave., Suite 900 Denver, CO 80237 (303) 758-4000 THoffman@IBGBusiness.com www.IBGBusiness.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IBG Business Announces Mergers and Acquisition Services Expansion Platform National M&A firms combine forces to offer new options for clients across the country with plans to open multiple offices in 2014 DENVER, CO, June 24, 2014 …

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Samuel Cheris joins IBG as General Counsel and Managing Director

International Business Group, Ltd. (IBG), is pleased to announce that Samuel Cheris has joined IBG as General Counsel & Managing Director. Mr. Cheris is an experienced general counsel and corporate executive with more than 30 years of experience in the legal arena as well as finance, business development, administration and consulting.   He is an expert in business …

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IBG leads negotiations as Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd. acquires EarthFax Engineering, Inc.

IBG International Business Group, Ltd. would like to announce the acquisition of EarthFax Engineering, Inc. by Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd. (PTW). Dennis Patten, a managing partner at our firm, led the negotiations and was the lead financial advisor for EarthFax Engineering. EarthFax Engineering is based in Midvale, Utah and is a consulting engineering firm that provides services in civil …

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Deal Killers

The best M&A transactions result in both the buyer and the seller achieving significant benefits.  However, completing an M&A transaction is often complex, challenging and, at times, frustrating.  Many issues arise, ranging from minor and easily handled to major problems that can prevent a deal from closing.  Recently, Grant Thornton LLP shared some insights into …

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M&A Market Showing Significant Strength – Finally!

Although the environment for selling a privately held business has been extremely challenging since late 2008, increased activity and the interest garnered by IBG’s clients over the last 12 months, indicates to us that the market is recovering. The market for selling a business is substantially better today than it was in 2009 and early …

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60% of Small Business Owners Thinking About Selling (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

In a 2010 survey of small and mid-size business owners, PriceWaterhouseCoopers found that more than half of the owners of privately held businesses are thinking about selling within the next five years.  Here some survey highlights and notable findings: 1. 60% percent of the owners of privately held small businesses say they will monetize via …

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