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How Changing Market Conditions Can Impact Your Business

By Patriot M&A | October 7, 2021

Recently, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) released its Q2 survey report, The IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse. This survey features feedback from an impressive 301 brokerage professionals across 44 states with 266 transactions taking place in the quarter. The report had numerous key findings that will be of interest to those looking to…

Market Trends Reported in the IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey: Second Quarter 2021

By Patriot M&A | September 29, 2021

Created in 2012, the IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to provide business owners and their advisors with a clear understanding of ever-changing market conditions.  Through this survey, it is possible to gain clarity on businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM -$50MM). Scott…

The 5 Must-Do’s When Considering Buying Any Business

By Patriot M&A | September 22, 2021

There is no doubt that buying a business can be a very exciting idea; however, it is critical that prospective buyers don’t lose track of what is truly important. Let’s explore the five most important steps that any buyer needs to take when evaluating a business. The simple fact is that as a buyer, you…

Important Points for Selling to a Family Member

By Patriot M&A | September 15, 2021

Eventually every business owner will have to turn over control of their business to someone else. There are many options for how this can play out. They range from selling the business to a prospective buyer or selling to a competitor, to turning your business over to a family member. It is key that you…

How to Circumvent Three Legal Mistakes Sellers Make

By Patriot M&A | September 8, 2021

After decades of hard work, selling your business can be an exciting and rewarding time. Yet, many business owners overlook the importance of focusing on the legal matters associated with sales. In this article, we’ll explore three of the most significant mistakes sellers make.  1. Use an NDA The first critical mistake that business owners…

Put Your Strengths First When Selling Your Business

By Patriot M&A | September 2, 2021

You understand the finer points and potential of your business better than anyone; however, that doesn’t mean that prospective buyers will instantly see your business’s various strengths. When you are looking to sell your business, you have two very important jobs. The first is to get your business ready to be sold. A second essential…

The Often-Overlooked Importance of Leases

By Patriot M&A | August 25, 2021

When buying or selling a business, it is critically important that you evaluate the lease. It is a strange phenomenon that otherwise savvy business people will treat leases as a secondary concern. However, problematic terms in a lease can literally force you to pack up a business and move. This would not only be a…

Buying/Selling a Business: The External View

By Patriot M&A | August 18, 2021

There is the oft-told story about Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds. Before he approached the McDonald brothers at their California hamburger restaurant, he spent quite a few days sitting in his car watching the business. Only when he was convinced that the business and the concept worked, did he make an offer that the brothers…

What Makes Your Company Unique in the Marketplace?

By Patriot M&A | August 4, 2021

There are unique attributes of a company that make it more attractive to a possible acquirer and/or more valuable. Certainly, the numbers are important, but potential buyers will also look beyond them. Factors that make your company special or unique can often not only make the difference in a possible sale or merger, but also…

The Advantage of Buying an Existing Business

By Patriot M&A | August 4, 2021

Most people think of starting a business from scratch, developing an idea, building a company from the ground up. Starting from scratch, however, has its disadvantages including – developing a customer base, marketing the business, hiring employees and creating cash flow … without any history or reputation to rely on. To avoid these challenges, buying…