Legal Breakfast Series: How I Sold My Company - A Case Study
Attorney Peter Burger and John Howe of Business Transition Strategies will be the featured speakers during the latest Orr & Reno Legal Breakfast Series on Wednesday, June 14 at the Orr & Reno offices at 45 South Main Street in Concord.Full Article >
MacDiarmid Machine Corp. acquired by Potentia Holdings, LLC
MacDiarmid Machine Corporation has been acquired by Potentia Holdings, LLC to join its group of metal products manufacturing companies.Full Article >
Lagasse Joins BTS Team of Advisors
Mark Lagasse is the newest member of the Business Transition Strategies team of advisors working with the owners of private companies in New England, according to John Howe, director.Full Article >
Howe to Chair M&A Source Association
John Howe, M&AMI, director of Business Transition Strategies (BTS) in Pembroke, has been named Chairman of The M&A Source, an association of professional M&A intermediaries from across the country. He was named to the position at the fall conference last month in Phoenix. His term starts in January.Full Article >
Community Living for the Elderly sold
Community Living for the Elderly, LLC. a licensed 15-bed residential care facility for the elderly located on 22 Mays Way, has been sold by Miklos Toth and Carol Jaworski to Tamworth Community Living, Inc.Full Article >
NH-based ‘Green’ Products Company Sold
New Image Coatings, LLC the manufacturer of environmentally sensitive waterproofing products and poly-blends for all types of wood, concrete/masonry and other surfaces, has been sold to U-C Coatings of Buffalo, New York.Full Article >
Mahesh Bhatia Joins BTS Team
Mahesh Bhatia has joined the Business Transition Strategies team of M&A advisors.Full Article >
Prestigious Award Presented to Local M&A Professional
The Champion’s Award was presented as public recognition of Chairman Joe Lindsey’s appreciation for Howe’s substantial contributions, above and beyond the norm, to the activities of the organization.Full Article >
East Range Partners acquires Pure Flow, Inc.
Pure Flow, Inc., an ultra-pure water purification company serving the medical, manufacturing, commercial and institutional sectors across the Northeast, has been acquired by East Range Partners of Cambridge, Mass.Full Article >
Schaefer receives Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary designation
The M&A Source has conferred its prestigious designation of Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) on Ken Schaefer, deputy director of Business Transition Strategies, a merger and acquisition firm based here.Full Article >
"The entire process went smoothly and professionally. The BTS team kept me fully informed at every step. They worked hard and were effective in bringing the deal home."
"Skip and I continue to be grateful for all you have done to make the sale of Pure Flow come to fruition."
"BTS’s level of expertise in the process and close attention to detail enabled us to successfully navigate the deal."
"These types of transactions are often long and complicated and I doubt it could have been successfully completed without your close ongoing involvement."
"The outside objective point of view that you have brought us has been invaluable as we prepare for the rapid growth."
"John then found the right buyer and coordinated a seamless transition—he doesn’t miss a single detail."
"John immediately identified our strengths and experiences and discussed a business that ultimately was more in line with our goals."
"The BTS team came in, evaluated everything in a professional and thankfully non-threatening manner."
Private Equity Trends
More and more PE firms are searching for smaller transactions. The reason for this is simply competition
Using a Specialist in M&A
While using an industry specialist to market a company may save a few days in preparing the offering materials, there is the danger of a cookie-cutter approach.
Legal Breakfast Series: How I Sold My Company - A Case Study
Attorney Peter Burger and John Howe of Business Transition Strategies will be the featured speakers during the latest Orr & Reno Legal Breakfast Series on Wednesday, June 14 at the Orr & Reno offices
What's Next Really Matters
The book explores the exits of owners ranging from the good to the bad, from the joyful to the ugly...Often overlooked is the reality that after the closing, everything will be different.
Staying Current to Help Clients
Twice a year we attend a deal expo with private equity groups and strategic buyers...Connections made at this event broaden our list of people who will take our calls, answer our questions, help when
Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
Communication skills are critical in business, and overcoming fear of speaking is fundamental...it can be the difference between getting a sale or missing out.
P+E+S=EF, a winning formula for Michael Coles
The experience factor is the way a customer feels about a business, and in part determines whether the customer returns or goes elsewhere.
Tailwinds Continue for M&A Deals in 2017
There are good indications that the favorable tailwind continues for M&A activity in the coming year. Key indicators paint a clear picture: buyers are actively seeking opportunities that advance thei
Why Consider a Buy Side Transaction?
There is also a truism when it comes to growth, “It is much faster to grow through acquisition than organically one customer at a time”.
Is 2017 the time to act?
Wrapping up 2016, and considering key initiatives of the year, we see trends that we believe will continue for New England M&A in the year ahead. Key things we are seeing:
Precision Machining Company
Initially, liquidation was a serious consideration. It would offer a quick exit but would hurt loyal employees and disrupt the customers who had come to rely on its quality production.
Green Product Company
Our client owners could dig in for the long haul…However, this would take five years or more. Owners simply lacked the horsepower to do it.
Water Purification Company and Young Buyers
Owners decided they wanted to retire. They also wanted to be fair to the staff who had been loyal to them. Could the company be sold, the staff retained and the facility remain in use?
Magnetics Company with High Profile Customers
(T)he manufacturer would need to focus on growing EBITDA to capture interest from major strategic buyers and achieve a higher multiple of earnings.