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From 60 days to 6 months: Why you need an M&A attorney?

We had a signed letter of intent in April and were set to close the transaction in June – until the seller’s lawyer got in the way. What should have taken 60 days ballooned into a full six months. Luckily, it still closed.

Why you need an M&A attorney: When selling your business,


$1.1 billion sets new record for C.I.A. members!

Cornerstone International Alliance (C.I.A.) members completed 146 business transactions in 2021, setting a new record of more than $1.1 billion in value.  “This is an incredible accomplishment and a testament to our members’ expertise, the strength of the organization and the global network it creates,” said Nick Olsen, Managing Director of Cornerstone International Alliance. “The members’ combined experience,


HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR SALE

(Used with permission of the author, C. Peter Smith)
 
 

PREPARE YOURSELF
 

Have a personal financial plan prepared that projects your financial future after business is sold.  Qualified financial planners can assist in projecting retirement needs, college education expenses, life insurance requirements, etc.  In order to project a realistic personal financial plan,


Want to Buy a Business? Here’s How.

The thought of running your own business can be exciting, and a little scary. One way to transition to entrepreneurship without all the upfront labor is to purchase an existing company. There are lots of costs, of course, but you don’t have to come up with an idea and grow it on your own. You can invest in something that’s already succeeding,


Seven Signs of a Healthy Denver Business Acquisition

COVID may not be behind us, but companies are certainly ready for it to be. We’re seeing a steady increase in Denver business acquisitions, and we expect that trend to continue. If you’re contemplating purchasing a company, it’s more important than ever to understand exactly what you’re getting into—and what shortcomings your deal partner has,


Due Diligence: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Denver Business

You can’t buy a business without a full understanding of what you’re purchasing. And that means you can’t blindly take the owner’s word for much of anything. The process of investigating the business, verifying owner claims, and learning about any liabilities is called due diligence. It can be one of the most involved aspects of purchasing a business,


Tips to Find the Best Business Broker to Sell Your Denver Business

Selling your small business for a high price usually requires years of persistence. Even with a lot of work, though, finding the right buyer can be challenging—especially if you’re not in a hot niche. Business brokers are like match makers for your business, taking the work out of the process to connect you with highly qualified buyers who see your company’s true value.


M&A Strategies 101: How to Ensure Your Denver Business Acquisition Succeeds

The right business acquisition can catapult your Denver business to greater heights of success, but many companies fail to plan and execute the right M&A strategy. Here’s what you need to know as you consider your Denver business acquisition strategies.

What Are Business M&A Strategies?

At its core, your strategy is the reason for the deal.


Need to Sell Your Business Quickly? Follow These Steps.

There are plenty of valid reasons to sell your business, from retirement to a sudden loss of revenue. In an ideal scenario, you plan ahead, sell your business when it’s thriving, and choose a time when the market is flush with buyers. But what if you need to get out as quickly as possible? You can still turn a profit if you follow these steps.


The Basics You Need to Sell Your Business

Selling your business is no small undertaking. It can require years of preparation, on top of the years of hard work you’ve already put into your business. As we enter 2021, you may be asking whether this is the time to put your business on the market. Thanks to the pandemic and a looming recession,