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Our Team Approach

Experience – Times change. Leadership for change. This is our philosophy. We’ve been where you are now, and draw upon over three decades of experience to help you. Our team includes business owners, high level managers, sales professionals, business consultants and business finance experts.

M&AMI – Multiple members of our team are recognized as M&A Master Intermediaries. This designation is transaction-based, and is awarded only to highly qualified intermediaries with substantial experience by The M&A Source, an industry group serving the transaction profession. This title distinguishes its holders as seasoned intermediary professionals who have a solid educational background, proven accomplishments in completing deals and a strong passion for the M&A Source and M&A work. Successful completion of the M&AMI certification process significantly distinguishes M&A professionals within their field. The M&AMI is the only designation to require both educational credits and the successful completion of multiple middle-market transactions.

CEPA – Our team includes a Certified Exit Planning Advisor who earned credentials through the Exit Planning Institute in Chicago.

CMAP – The Certified Merger and Acquisition Professional designation is earned through academic study at Coles Business School, Kennesaw State University, in Georgia. It is a collaborative program between the university and The M&A Source, an industry group of professionals in the transactions industry.

Professional Involvement – Team members are active in industry associations and conferences to stay current with trends and best practices. Several are either in leadership positions or on committees with The M&A Source, a national association of professional intermediaries. Other affiliations include Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AMAA); New Hampshire and New England Exit Planning Exchange (XPX); International Business Brokers Association (IBBA); New England Business Brokers Association; Business and Industry Association; various other market sector groups.

Results – You wouldn’t let just anyone run your business. The same is true when it is time to sell. We have a proven track record of results.

Confidentiality – We practice what we preach when it comes to confidentiality. You can trust us with your information knowing we will treat it with great care.

 

BTS News

  • 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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  • Why M&A Offerings Often Aren’t Priced

    Why M&A Offerings Often Aren’t Priced

    A question often posed by owners is how a business will be priced when it goes to market. In general, an M&A advisory firm like Business Transition Strategies will take a business to market without a

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  • Working Capital: How it Affects a Transaction

    Working Capital: How it Affects a Transaction

    There is often confusion over the issue of Working Capital (WC) in a transaction.

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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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