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PPP Loan Guidance When There’s a Change of Control
Insights - 10/20/2020

PPP Loan Guidance When There’s a Change of Control

After a significant decrease in M&A activity as a result of the pandemic in the first half of the year, we’re now seeing a notable increase in deals.

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How Business Owners Can Prepare to Sell Their Business
Insights - 09/17/2020

How Business Owners Can Prepare to Sell Their Business

Your business is something that you spent years and countless hours building into a success. Now, when you are ready to realize the value that you have worked to create, it is important to take an honest assessment of your business to get it ready to sell for top dollar.

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Minimize Future Conflicts in Buy-Sell Agreements by Choosing the Right Valuation Method
Insights - 08/24/2020

Minimize Future Conflicts in Buy-Sell Agreements by Choosing the Right Valuation Method

A transfer of business ownership typically follows a triggering event, such as the death, disability, termination, or retirement of a shareholder.

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Look Beyond EBITDA
Insights - 08/18/2020

Look Beyond EBITDA

EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. This figure is often used by internal and external stakeholders to evaluate a company's financial health and make investment decisions. However, relying on this metric alone can overstate a company's actual performance, ability to service debt, and value.

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Insights - 08/05/2020

Quality of Earnings Report: Essential Due Diligence

A pickup in middle-market mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work is anticipated once parties become more comfortable with doing more transactions, or with larger parts of them done remotely. Having a detailed quality of earnings report as part of the due diligence process will be key in getting any deal across the finish line.

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Insights - 07/29/2020

Building Business Value Before a Sale or Merger

The value of a business includes the use of its financial and nonfinancial resources as well as other non-monetary elements that influence its long-term earnings and sustainability.

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Insights - 07/23/2020

New Bankruptcy Relief Provisions for Small Businesses

For many business owners, bankruptcy has likely been viewed as a tool of last resort. However, Congress recently added a tool to the proverbial financial toolbox that could result in small businesses taking a different view of bankruptcy.

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Insights - 07/21/2020

COVID-19: Balance Sheet ‒ Caution Ahead

Since the start of 2020 when COVID-19 began to have a larger and more direct impact in the U.S., companies have been faced with many challenges.

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Insights - 07/10/2020

Will Lemonade’s IPO Success Sweeten Funding Outlook for Insurtech Sector?

The insurtech start-up Lemonade more than doubled its shares during its market debut last week. Following in the wake of this success, Allstate and KKR launched M&A deals, indicating the pandemic has not stifled the insurance industry.

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Insights - 05/20/2020

Getting Back to the Business of Business

We don’t know for sure whether the U.S. economy will rebound and boom once the lockdown ends and we are all back to business. We do know ‒ at least for the short-term ‒ it will not be “business as usual” as we enter the “new normal” of social distancing.

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