If your exit strategy includes selling your business, you need to be sure you protect your interests and negotiate the strongest deal possible. Doing your homework up front – your due diligence – is the best way to ensure that the sale will work for you.
Your buyer will no doubt conduct a thorough investigation of your business to make sure he or she is getting their money’s worth. In the same way, you need to dig out details about the acquiring company and the specifics of the deal they are offering. This applies whether the proceeds of the sale will be cash, deferred payments, corporate stock, or a combination. Continue reading
The partners and staff of Gray, Gray & Gray are pleased to announce that we are relocating our main offices to:
150 Royall Street, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021
Our new, 25,000 square foot office will provide us with the additional room, meeting space, and technology support to allow us to continue to serve our clients’ tax, accounting, and advisory needs.
We have scheduled the actual move for mid-July. Day-to-day operations will not be affected. Our phone and fax numbers will also remain the same. Learn more here.
Gray, Gray & Gray hosted a DealMakers forum on March 6th, bringing together some of the leading M&A professionals in the Northeast for deal flow opportunities and a roundtable discussion.
The general consensus among those in attendance was that the M&A market remains robust for solid companies, but has cooled for companies that are not fully prepared to go to market. As a result, M&A activity has picked up again during the first quarter of the year, with multiples increasing. Continue reading
Failure to Address Agency Culture Can Kill Mergers…
Merger and acquisition activity in the insurance industry slowed in 2013, but is expected to rebound to the tune of a 33% increase this year, according to a study from Aon Hewitt…
This week’s invitation-only DealMakers event will join M&A leaders from Gray, Gray & Gray, Bank of America, Burns & Levinson, and Business Capital Exchange for a lively roundtable discussion about marketplace dynamics, transactional trends and the lending environment, as well as pre-sale planning and tax planning.
Would you like to be a part of the discussion? If you or someone you know is interested in attending this merger and acquisition networking event, please contact Jim DeLeo for more details and to reserve a spot now.
Recently Forbes.com highlighted the “6 Reasons 2014 Will Be a Strong Year for M&A Activity” – and we couldn’t agree more.
Click here to read the article and discover the factors many experts believe will contribute to an active M&A market in 2014.
Acquiring another business or merging with another company can be a risky undertaking. The unknowns of the target company can undermine a deal, or create unforeseen trouble once the purchase is complete. Conducting due diligence – a systematic examination and evaluation of assets and liabilities – can help head off problems before they begin. Continue reading