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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

  • Looking at a Sale Through the Right Lens

    Looking at a Sale Through the Right Lens

    Sometimes our vision about the future is blurry because we aren’t considering the whole picture but only parts of it.

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  • 5 Deal Points from the Trenches

    5 Deal Points from the Trenches

    Today I work with clients of Business Transition Strategies who are implementing Growth Through Acquisition strategies. Here are a few observations from working on a wide variety of projects.

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  • Tax Changes Could Hurt Net Proceeds

    Tax Changes Could Hurt Net Proceeds

    Changes proposed to the capital gains tax suggest they may need to get 30% more in a transaction in the future just to net the same value they would get today.

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  • Good Ideas From Shark Tank Deal

    Good Ideas From Shark Tank Deal

    One of my colleagues in Cornerstone Alliance was front and center in a recent Shark Tank exercise. A business that had been sold was put in front of four potential buyer groups.

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  • Buyer Trends in Lower Mid-Market

    Buyer Trends in Lower Mid-Market

    Other businesses are a significant market for companies being sold within the lower mid-market.

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  • Things to Consider in Transition Thinking

    Things to Consider in Transition Thinking

    As a business owner, you have to consider the role you want to play in the business in the immediate future following a sale and how that could impact the sale.

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  • Spring Cleaning is Good for Business

    Spring Cleaning is Good for Business

    May is a good time for spring cleaning, especially at your business. It is a good time to look at your business as though you were in the throes of due diligence. Here are a few areas to consider.

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  • Planning Ahead for a Sale

    Planning Ahead for a Sale

    As you start thinking about selling your business, it is important to engage with someone who can coach you. There’s a lot of value you can create over the final years before you sell.

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  • Economist Suggests Business Owners Sell by 2024

    Economist Suggests Business Owners Sell by 2024

    Economically speaking, COVID-19 was a “natural disaster.” That’s according to Brian Beaulieu, CEO and chief economist of ITR economics.

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  • Update on PlasTech Machining and Fabrication

    Update on PlasTech Machining and Fabrication

    PlasTech Machining of Dunklee Road in Bow, a company recently acquired by DelCam Holdings, is in the process of rebranding with a new website www.PlasTechFab.com and expanded social media exposure.

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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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