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Red Flags in Purchasing a Business

As I’ve written before on this blog, due diligence is a crucial part of purchasing a business. I was recently interviewed by The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, and the resulting article can be found here: http://www.ambulatoryadvisor.com/current-red-...
by Strictly Business on Nov 30, 2015

The Dangers of Using Unregistered Brokers and Finders

As I’ve written before on this blog, business owners need to be careful about hiring unregistered brokers and finders for capital raises. This rule applies to some M&A events as well. I was recently interviewed by The Ambulatory M&A Adv...
by Strictly Business on Sep 22, 2015

SEC Provides Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration Requirements for M&A Brokers

On January 31, 2014 (revised February 4, 2014), the SEC issued a no-action letter to a group of attorneys who requested assurance on an issue that has long been on the minds of securities lawyers: are people who facilitate the sale of a controlling...
by Strictly Business on Mar 2, 2014

SEC Provides Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration Requirements for M&A Brokers

On January 31, 2014 (revised February 4, 2014), the SEC issued a no-action letter to a group of attorneys who requested assurance on an issue that has long been on the minds of securities lawyers: are people who facilitate the sale of a controlling...
by Strictly Business on Mar 2, 2014

Selling Your Business — Practical Tips for Sellers — Part 13: Recap and Concluding Thoughts

This is the final part of our series discussing the sale of a business from the seller’s perspective. We’ve covered commencement of a potential deal through the closing and discussed certain post-closing items (primarily indemnification). To wrap...
by Strictly Business on Aug 18, 2013

Selling Your Business — Practical Tips for Sellers — Part 12: Ancillary Agreements – Noncompetition Agreements and Employment/Consulting Agreements

This is part 12 of our series discussing the sale of a business from the seller’s perspective.  Previously, we covered the commencement of a potential deal through the closing and post-closing indemnification terms.  In this post, I will discuss...
by Strictly Business on Jun 27, 2013

Selling Your Business – Practical Tips for Sellers – Part 9: The Closing

This is part nine of our series discussing the sale of a business from the seller’s perspective.  We’ve covered deal structure issues, seller financing, earn-outs, letters of intent, due diligence, and the first three sections of the purchase a...
by Strictly Business on Apr 17, 2013

Selling Your Business – Practical Tips for Sellers – Part 8: Pre-Closing Covenants and Conditions

This is part eight of our series discussing the sale of a business from the seller’s perspective.  We’ve covered deal structure issues, seller financing, earn-outs, letters of intent, due diligence, and the first two sections of the purchase ag...
by Strictly Business on Apr 4, 2013

Selling Your Business – Practical Tips for Sellers – Part 8: Pre-Closing Covenants and Conditions to Closing

This is part eight of our series discussing the sale of a business from the seller’s perspective.  We’ve covered deal structure issues, seller financing, earn-outs, letters of intent, due diligence, and the first two sections of the purchase ag...
by Strictly Business on Apr 4, 2013


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