What is the Confidential Offering Memorandum (COM)?

The Confidential Offering Memorandum (COM) is a document used for selling a business. Typically drafted by an M&A intermediary, this document includes all pertinent information that a buyer may need to know when seeking more information about a business that is being offered for sale, and it acts as an introductory package of information for the business for sale. [Read more...]

What Should Small Business Owners Disclose to Prospective Buyers?

Presenting a small business to a prospective buyer is akin to going on a first date; first impressions are extremely important. [Read more...]

20 Questions to Ask a Business Broker Before Partnering with One – Part 4

A seller who partners with a business broker is a smart seller. [Read more...]

20 Questions to Ask a Business Broker Before Partnering with One – Part 3

Selling a business is no small feat, but it is a venture that is made much easier with the involvement of a business broker. [Read more...]

20 Questions to Ask a Business Broker Before Partnering with One – Part 2

A business owner who has decided to sell his or her company is always best served by partnering with an experienced business broker. [Read more...]

20 Questions to Ask a Business Broker Before Partnering with One – Part 1

Selling a business is an undertaking that business owners should not attempt without assistance. [Read more...]

How to Manage Relocation After a Company Merger

A merger often creates duplicate positions and resources, so the first matter that the business owner should attend to after the merger is determine what will be done with extraneous resources and employees. [Read more...]

Finding the Right Accountant When Buying a Business

When buying a business, it is important to put together a team of professionals to assist in completing the M&A process. [Read more...]

Dry Powder in Private Equity Hits Record Highs

As 2013 came to a close, the highest rates of worldwide “dry powder” was recorded. [Read more...]

Liquidated Damages Provision

In many M&A agreements, the “liquidated damages provision” is employed to create a sort of insurance for both parties involved. [Read more...]