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How To Successfully Acquire A Manufacturing Business In 2018

By Frances Brunelle | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you vow to acquire a manufacturing business in 2017 but were unsuccessful? Here’s how you can make 2018 YOUR year. We all know success takes planning, strategy and action. It’s equally important to make sure that your efforts are aimed in the right direction. The most common buyer of small manufacturing businesses in today’s market are individual buyers, usually leaving corporate America to build something of their own. Although this article is aimed at that group, it is equally relevant for private equity groups who are struggling to find…

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Buyer Alert – Do Your Due Diligence Before Due Diligence

By Lynn Logg | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

First in a two-part series on due diligence. From Entrepreneur Magazine, Due Diligence is defined as, “A reasonable investigation of a proposed investment deal and of the principals offering it, before the transaction is finalized to check out an investment’s worthiness; generally performed (with the assistance of) the investor’s attorney and accountant.” The due diligence phase, in our world, officially begins when the LOI (Letter of Intent) is signed by both the buyer and seller.  But as a potential buyer, there is plenty of information you can and should gather…

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Helping Private Equity Firms Navigate the Great M&A Divide

By Lynn Logg | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shop Floor & Jeans to Board Rooms & Pearls A few weeks ago, at M&A East, we met with many private equity firms expanding their add-on criteria to include companies in the lower middle market, as competition for the slightly large companies is simply absurd.  Additionally, a large number of these firms expressed challenges in connecting with the shareholders/business owners of these lower middle market manufacturing businesses.  And it’s funny, because we are incredibly aware of this fact.  Each week, we receive several inquiries from individuals stating that their sole…

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Manufacturing Day 2017 – A Fast & Easy Way to Make a Difference

By Frances Brunelle | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire youth into the amazing career opportunities that exist within the manufacturing sectors.  This is a worthy cause for sure, but many who love manufacturing don’t know how to make a difference or where to get involved.  At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. we’re doing something special in support of Manufacturing Day 2017, and we’ve got a fast and easy way You can make a difference too.  Engineers Without Borders USA harnesses the skills of engineers to tackle the challenges that…

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Best Time to Sell

What’s The Best Time To Sell A Manufacturing Company?

By Frances Brunelle | September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether it’s a stock, a house or a business, we all want to sell at the perfect time. Selling a manufacturing company is not different than other major transactions in that you want to sell when your business is up. For manufacturing business owners, however, it’s not just about selling when sales are up. There is so much more to consider. Selling When Sales Are In An Upward Trajectory Is Important, But Other Factors May Be Equally Important. Ability To Transition: Unlike other businesses, the transition of manufacturing companies, depending…

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Tips to a Smooth Acquisition Transition for Manufacturing

By Nicole Wagner | September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Buying a company is the easy part. Once it’s in your hands, what do you do with it? How do you ensure its continued success as you step into the owner’s shoes? This acquisition transition doesn’t happen overnight and can even take a few years. There is no “right” way to integrate new leadership into the company, but below are some tips for a smoother acquisition transition. Enter With a Game Plan Throughout your research and acquisition of the company, you should be formulating an idea of how the company…

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Growing Your Manufacturing Company – When To Exchange Equity For Growth

By Frances Brunelle | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Growing a manufacturing company can be tough. There are often times roadblocks to growth. Even companies with great proprietary products sometimes hit a ceiling on what they’re able to accomplish.       These challenges can be the result of a variety of factors including: Lack of capital needed to expand operations Lack of credit history to obtain needed capital Lack of business development experience Lack of marketing knowhow Lack of skilled staff or engineering expertise   Reaching The Next Level As entrepreneurs we want to do it ourselves without…

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The Manufacturing Business Buyer’s Bill Of Rights – What To Expect From A Broker Or M&A Intermediary

By Frances Brunelle | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Selling lower middle market manufacturing businesses nationally affords me the opportunity to speak with some of the best and most qualified buyers in the country. Many find their way to us after an attempted acquisition falls apart and they search for a manufacturing M&A specialist (intermediary). On the heels of their disappointment, we hear the horror stories of wasted time, resources and energy devoted to trying to close deals that were destined to fall apart. There’s a better way.   Common Problems In Manufacturing M&A Deals Many of the complaints…

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New England Based Entrepreneurial Opportunity to Do Something Big and Make a REAL Difference

By Lynn Logg | August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of doing something BIG to make a difference in the lives of others, but not known what it would look like or how to get started?  If you answered, “yes,” we at Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. may be able to help.  We have an opportunity that would allow you to step – rather than jump – into entrepreneurship and ease into doing something really BIG. Our client has a patented and trademarked process and medical device, which is revolutionizing how radiation therapy is delivered to breast…

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New England Acquisition with Roll Up & Scale Up Potential

By Frances Brunelle | August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everyone seeking an acquisition within the manufacturing sectors wants something in a fragmented industry that’s ripe for a roll up. Smart buyers also want a company that can be scaled up with some focus on business development, which may have been ignored by an aging owner on the approach to retirement. What happens when you have all those things in one, combined with great cash flow in an award winning company with a solid reputation spanning 40 years? At Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc. (AMB), we’re about to find out! About…

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