DealMAKERS Cope With Changing M&A Market at Fall Meeting

By Ryan Doyle, Supervisor
Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP

Ryan DoyleAlthough the sluggish economic recovery continues to affect merger & acquisition activity, there are deals to be made for those who are flexible enough to adapt to changing times. That’s the message received by the 40 M&A industry leaders who attended the October 2013 DealMakers event in Norwood, hosted by Gray, Gray & Gray, and co-sponsored by Webster Bank, Seyfarth Shaw, and Axiom Capital Group.

This month’s panel of experts started the session with a look at the “pulse” of the M&A market. The general consensus is that there is a faint heart beat in the lower and middle M&A market. There is more than enough capital available, but a dearth of quality deals has quieted activity.  Continue reading

Buying an S Corp? Get This Tax Break

Tax BreakIf you are expanding your business by acquiring another company that is an S Corp, there is a tax-favorable way to structure the deal that allows you to make it a stock purchase while also having the transaction treated as a direct asset purchase for tax purposes.

When purchasing an S corporation, the usual approach is to buy the company’s assets, rather than its stock. This offers several benefits, including protection from legal responsibility for any unknown or contingent liabilities the S Corp may have. You can also step up the tax basis of the acquired assets to reflect the purchase price, generating more substantial tax deductions.  Continue reading

Welcome to DealMaker News!

Welcome to Gray, Gray & Gray’s DealMaker News – the blog dedicated to assisting individuals on both sides of transactions with making deals happen. Here you will find information on the hottest topics in merger and acquisition, news about upcoming networking events, including  “The DealMakers” events hosted by Gray, Gray & Gray, have the ability to make your voice heard, ask questions, and much more. Our M&A experts are active in the M&A community and maintain a strong reputation for professional, high quality service to our clients. This blog is one more way we go beyond the numbers to help facilitate knowledge-sharing and to foster new deals within the M&A community. Please check back often for updates or you can subscribe to follow our blog via email.

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