Author name: Dan Doran

To Maximize Your Business Sale, Think Like a (Home) Buyer

You’ve built a rock-solid business. All the pieces are there—a great product, decent revenue, an extraordinary team—along with plenty of apparent demand in the market. A sale seems all but inevitable. So why isn’t anyone buying? Because every step of an M&A transaction is designed for buyers to eliminate sellers or reprice the deal, to …

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Quantive’s Valuation Process and What to Expect [Updated for 2023]

We get it, it’s daunting. Especially if it’s your first time getting a business valuation. With a quick search on Google, you can probably figure out how to get one.  However, the even bigger question Google fails to answer is – What does the process look like?   Quantive answers this question by running a tight valuation process to ensure a high-quality result. We say this consistently: repeatable processes …

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Working Capital: Why It’s Vital in Business Value and Exit

Key Takeaways: Working capital, or lack thereof, can significantly impact a firm’s valuation, selling price, and M&A deal terms. Effectively managing a firm’s working capital can increase the seller’s exit price. Buyers and sellers often overlook working capital when considering a potential M&A transaction. However, few know that it plays a crucial role in company …

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Quantive Advises BioPharma on Sale

Quantive is pleased to announce that we recently advised Biopharma Global (Biopharma) on its sale to Pace® Life Sciences, LLC.  Minneapolis-based Pace® Life Sciences, LLC, a full-service contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) and a subsidiary of Pace®, a science and technology company, announced earlier this month that it has acquired Biopharma Global (Biopharma). Biopharma specializes …

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What are the key factors to make for a successful buy-side transaction?

If you’re planning to merge with or acquire another business, you need the structure of a well-tested mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process. You may have acquired the services of an external M&A advisor or plan to use a neutral third-party business valuation expert like Quantive. Whichever route you take, you’ll need to be aware of …

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Why Clean Books are Important for a Smooth Transition

Most business owners underestimate the necessity of maintaining orderly records when running a business or planning to sell the company. Recordkeeping may be tedious, but sloppy recordkeeping hinders one’s ability to make decisions and plans. A company’s books of accounts reflect its financial health and potential for growth and increased profitability. “Clean Books” Explained If …

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