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Business Transition Strategies offers engagement-based buy side merger and acquisition services for qualified individuals and companies across New England to include the following: Evaluation of company’s readiness, identifying potential targets, performing high level preliminary due diligence, help prepare a valuation of the proposed synergistic benefits of target, help negotiate the terms of the deal, and close the deal.  We can also help with post- close operational integration.

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Readiness

Before embarking on a comprehensive M&A growth plan it is important that the buyer take stock in his company. We will help evaluate current infrastructure and resources and formulate an action plan to ensure the success of a future transaction

Targets

Based on the merger or acquisition plan we will, with the help of the client formulate a prioritized list of target companies based on client parameters. Target contacts will include both mailing and direct solicitation and the content of the communication will be pre-approved by the client.

Due Diligence

Serving as an acquisition advisor to the client, we will prepare a full high level analysis of the target company’s financial picture, markets and industry to identify how it might fit into the client’s strategy. We will help prepare operational due diligence checklists to include; production, legal, environmental, financial. Detailed due diligence should be completed and finalized by independent professionals where required. We will help explain and mitigate any adverse due diligence findings.

Benefits

We will value and quantify the synergistic benefits of the transaction to the client company and help formulate a plan to successfully integrate the target post close.

Negotiate & Close

We will adequately and aggressively negotiate on your behalf with the target and their representatives. We will assist in the preparation of an exploratory term sheet and help as needed with the balance of the transaction process through closing.

BTS News

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    Questions That Owners Consider

    We have had many conversations with business owners in the lower mid-market who are unsure about the future and wonder whether they should sell or hold.

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  • SBA Debt Relief Incentivizes Buyers

    SBA Debt Relief Incentivizes Buyers

    SBA debt relief efforts are incentivizing buyers to move ahead with business acquisitions.

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  • Don’t Let the Pandemic Sideline Your Dreams

    Don’t Let the Pandemic Sideline Your Dreams

    As we emerge from the Covid 19 shut downs, some may be fearing “oh no, I am stuck in the saddle again.” We think there is reason to look at the horizon more positively. That involves taking actio

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  • Prepare for the Market Rebound

    Prepare for the Market Rebound

    For many business owners, the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating – especially for those who were planning to sell their businesses.

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  • Using Downtime to Add Value

    Using Downtime to Add Value

    As business owners are working to process the impact of COVID-19, we’re looking at how it will affect M&A. The good news is that many companies and private equity firms have been doing well for year

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  • Are Buyers Still in the Market?

    Are Buyers Still in the Market?

    We believe that mergers and acquisitions will continue once the current crisis ends...based on the volume of inquiries from private equity funds, search funds and well-funded individual buyers.

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  • Use the Threat to Better Prepare

    Use the Threat to Better Prepare

    Today there is a lot of uncertainty about the future of business...there are things you can do to prepare for an eventual sale of your company– especially now.

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  • Crisis Shows Ripple Effect of Business

    Crisis Shows Ripple Effect of Business

    Our focus at BTS is on small companies that are the backbone of the economy...This gives us exceptional insight into what it is like to be owner-operators.

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  • Dealing with risks in a company sale

    Dealing with risks in a company sale

    The passing last week of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen – famous for his theory of business disruption - is a good time to consider business risk.

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  • M&A Advisor Tip: Earnouts Can Break a Deadlock

    M&A Advisor Tip: Earnouts Can Break a Deadlock

    Earnouts can be used to address a perception of risk faced by a buyer. They also are used to bridge a valuation gap between a buyer and a seller.

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Case Studies

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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