Category Archives: Buying a Business

Does Your Business Have a Buy-Sell Agreement?

This week’s article is by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. Small and mid-sized business owners without buy-sell agreements increase risks of negative outcomes for their families, partners and employees should they unexpectedly pass away or become disabled. … Continue reading

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Growth Strategies: Is an M&A in Your Company’s Future?

This week’s article is by Arthur F. Rothberg, Managing Director, CFO Edge, LLC. While “M&A” and “mergers and acquisitions” bring to mind multibillion-dollar M&A deals, about two-thirds of disclosed M&A deals in 2016 were under $100 million and about one-fourth … Continue reading

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When & How to Conduct a Business Valuation

This week’s article is by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. The valuation of a closely-held business becomes a priority in a number of situations: selling, exiting or creating an ESOP, just to name a few. When undertaking a valuation, … Continue reading

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Why You Must Perform Due Diligence Before an Acquisition

This week’s post and linked full PDF are by Michael K. Menerey, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While there are many benefits of acquiring another company, their realization is dependent on performing thorough due diligence before an acquisition. Initial enthusiasm can … Continue reading

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The Complexity & Importance of Accounting for Divestitures

This week’s post and linked full article are by Mark S. Becker, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. The complexity and importance of accounting for divestitures cannot be overstated given the many challenges involved along with the focus of the SEC. Corporate divestitures … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider Before Buying the Business Where You Work

This week’s post and full linked article are by Sherry Rahbar, Partner, CFO Edge, LLC. While it could be a tremendous opportunity if you can buy the business where you are an employee, there are a number of important factors … Continue reading

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