Resources

Exit Planning

 

Divestopedia: 5 Core Tenets of Exit Planning
Forbes:
Turning Personal Goals And Business Aims Into An Actual Exit Strategy
Business Zone:   Locked in? How to sell your shares in private businesses
Forbes:   10 Simple Tips To Make Your Business Acquirable
Susan Solovic: How To Add Value To Your Business & Get Ready To Exit
Fox Business:   15 Ways To Prepare For Selling Your Business
Divestopedia:   How to Increase the Value of Your Business – Even If You’re Not Selling
Forbes:   Turning Personal Goals & Business Aims Into An Actual Exit Strategy
Target Components:   A Collection Of Articles On Exit Preparation

 

Selling A Business

 

UKBB:  All The Locations Online Where You Can List A Business For Sale
Divestopedia:
   Who Will Pay More for My Company – A Strategic or Financial Buyer?
Justin Kan:   The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company
Pat Jennings:   10 Things You Need To Know Today If You Want To Sell Your Business Tomorrow
UK Business Brokers: How To Successfully Sell An Insolvent Business
TheM&A Lawyer Blog:   Intro to M&A Representations and Warranties
Business Zone:   How To Sell A Business Today For A Price It Will Be Worth In The Future
UK Business Brokers: Sale Of Business Assets vs Sale Of Business Shares
Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors:   A Basic But Detailed Guide To Selling A Business   
Inc:  The Two Types of Acquirers, and What They Mean to You
Axial Forum:   5 Differences Between Financial and Strategic Buyers
Divestopedia:   The Top 10 EBITDA Adjustments to Make Before Selling a Business
Inc: How to Sell Your Company to a Foreign Buyer–and Make More Money
AlleyWatch:   Pitfalls Around Earnouts (and Why They Rarely Payout)
CFAW:   A Company Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Sellable
Forbes: 18 Key Issues In Negotiating M&A Agreements For Tech Firms
UK Business Brokers:
    A Collection Of Articles On How To Sell Businesses
Compass Point Capital:   101 Things You Should Know About Selling Your Business
Axial Forum:    8 Essential Tactics For M&A Negotiations
The Biz Seller:   The 23 For-Sale-By-Owner Commandments
JDSupra:    The Various Exit Alternatives For Private Equity (or other) Investors
Axial:  Should You Take An EarnOut?
UKBB:   How To Impress Investors To Finance Or To Buy Your Business
The Supper Club: The Exit Journey – An excellent 24 page PDF guide but (free) registration is required.
Exits.com: Preparing To Sell A Company – Steps In The Exit Process

Buying A Business

Investment Bank: A Few Things I Have Learned From Failed Deals
Divestopedia:   Building Your Business Through Acquisitions
Investment Bank:
   Reducing Companies’ Internal Risks Through Complimentary Acquisitions
Forbes M&A Group: What To Look For In A Business Acquisition
Axial Forum:    8 Essential Tactics For M&A Negotiations
ValueWalk:   7 Cash Flow Ratios Every Value Investor Should Know
SRR:   The Benefits Of Mezzanine Finance In M&A Deals
UKBB:  Details On All The Main Locations Online Where Businesses Are Listed For Sale

Contracts:

M&A Lawyer Blog:  Anatomy of an Asset Purchase Agreement & Anatomy of a Stock Purchase Agreement
You can configure a Business Purchase Agreement online here, pay for it and immediately download your contract.

Business Valuation

 

Axial:   M&A Advisors Proven To Improve Valuations  / Investment Bankers Add Value 100% Of The Time (Axial also have a downloadable valuation eBook)
Chris Mercer:   10 Considerations for Normalizing Adjustments to the Income Statement in Business Valuation
Strategic Equity Advisors:  The Best Business Valuation Methods You Aren’t Using
Ivey Business Journal: The Search For Moral Capitalism & The Holy Grail Of Business Valuation
UK Business Brokers:   Avoiding The Trips and Traps With Business Valuation
Byte Start:   Low Profit Is No Barrier To High Price
Axial:   An Introduction to Pre/Post-Money Valuation
National Law Review:   Real Options In Business Valuation
American Institute of CPAs:  Business Valuations for Estate and Gift Tax Purposes
Axial:   EBITDA Engineering Before Selling A Business
BusinessesForSale: A Guide To The Various Methods Used In Valuing Businesses
Aswath Damodaran: User / Subscriber Economics: Valuation of Users & Subscribers
UKBB: Common Errors & Mistakes With Valuing Businesses

Hiring Professional Advisers

Divestopedia:  A Guide to Merger and Acquisition Designations (or what all those qualifications mean)
Strategic Exits:
  A Review of M&A Advisor Fees
Inc:   What You Should Know About Working With Business Brokers
UK Business Brokers:   How Much Do Business Brokers Charge?
M&A Lawyer Blog:  What does an M&A lawyer do?
Accounting Web:   Finding The Right Intermediary To Take Your Business To Market
BusinessesForSale.com:  Five Qualities That Determine The Best Broker For Your Business
UK Business Brokers:   How To Find A Professional & Qualified Business Valuer
Forbes:   What Every Business Owner Needs To Know About M&A Firms
Partner On Call:  62 Reasons Why Sellers Should Hire Brokers
Jonathan Lea Network: Finding & Assessing The Right Broker To Sell Your Business
Consultancy UK: The 50 Largest M&A Advisers In The UK

CAREERS
Frontline Venture: Rejection followed by Failure: a career in venture capital
UK Business Brokers: How To Become A Business Broker
Wall Street Oasis: A Forum For Students Seeking Careers In M&A / Investment Banking

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