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Business Combination Accounting: Challenging Reporting Standards for Buyers
Article - 11/02/2021

Business Combination Accounting: Challenging Reporting Standards for Buyers

After an entity changes hands, the buyer must satisfy U.S. GAAP financial reporting standards defining whether the transaction is subject to business combination accounting.

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Tax Planning Strategies for Selling Your Business – Part 2
Article - 10/19/2021

Tax Planning Strategies for Selling Your Business – Part 2

One of the best ways to increase and preserve your family’s wealth when considering selling your business is smart tax planning. Often, taxes tend to be one of the most important strategies and negotiating points during the sale discussions.

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Limitation of Deductions for Interest Expense ‒ Impact on M&A Transactions
Article - 10/12/2021

Limitation of Deductions for Interest Expense ‒ Impact on M&A Transactions

For tax year 2021, business interest expense deduction limitations return to their pre-COVID levels, impacting a broad range of business activities, including merger and acquisitions (M&As). 

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Make Your Business More Valuable by Being Replaceable
Article - 09/28/2021

Make Your Business More Valuable by Being Replaceable

The more valuable an owner is to the business, the less valuable the business will be. Most buyers are looking to buy a business, not a job. 

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Article - 09/21/2021

A Turnaround Story: Strategic Lessons to Improve Performance

Over the last two years, many companies faced unprecedented challenges due to the economic shutdown as COVID hit. Many industries did well ‒ pharmaceutical, manufacturers of barbeque equipment, streaming services to name a few.

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Article - 09/14/2021

Business Combination Accounting: Focus on the Buyer’s Needs to Move Transaction Forward

When an entity changes hands there are many moving parts. One of the most important considerations revolves around the potential buyer’s need for information that will help move the process along...

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Article - 09/08/2021

Tax Planning Strategies for Selling Your Business – Part 1

One of the best ways to increase and preserve your family’s wealth is smart tax planning. Taxes often tend to be one of the most important negotiating points. 

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Article - 08/24/2021

What is Representations and Warranties Insurance?

Representations and warranties insurance (RWI) is becoming an increasingly common and required tool to expedite M&A transactions, bridge gaps in deal negotiations and reduce buyers’ and sellers’ risks of financial losses after deals close.

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Article - 08/17/2021

How Selling Your Business Is Like Selling a Car

If you have ever sold a vehicle you know that your goal is to get the most money you can out of the deal. Back in the day, before online sales, there were some tried and true actions that helped one maximize the price you received if you chose to take it.

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Article - 08/03/2021

How Financial Statements can be used to Value Private Businesses

Business value is a critical metric, whether it’s used for financial reporting, succession planning, M&A, tax planning or litigation purposes. Determining that value takes several factors into account, often starting with financial statements.

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