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101 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying A Manufacturing Company

By Frances Brunelle | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

As an M&A professional selling exclusively within the manufacturing sectors, I’ve compiled a list of questions that every buyer should be asking before acquiring a manufacturing company. 101 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying A Manufacturing Company – PDF Download On The Company History How and why did the company start? What were the major milestones? How much has it grown from inception until now? Who are the shareholders? Are they all on board with the sale? On Strategy & Market Potential What are the key risks to this business?…

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Southeast Based Specialty Precision Machining & Molding Company with a Proprietary Process

By Nicole Wagner | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A unique combination of services allowed this company to develop a proprietary process in manufacturing specific components for the electronics industry.

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How to Sell Your Manufacturing Business In 2019 – 6 Critical Steps

By Nicole Wagner | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of 2019 American manufacturing is booming, and those exiting corporate America are looking to face new challenges and own their own business. You may be nearing retirement age and looking for new experiences outside of your life’s work. If you are looking for a place to start, here are our basic tips…

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Manufacturing M&A – Year End Review & 2019 Predictions

By Frances Brunelle | January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s a look at the types of manufacturing companies that sold in 2018 and what we’re expecting for 2019. Everything we’ve sold this year (and for the last several years) has had multiple offers. Not only has each listing had multiple offers, but the listings are going under contract with increasing speed. Here are some 2018 highlights:

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Northeast Based Metal Finishing & Coating Manufacturer Experiencing Incredible Growth

By Nicole Wagner | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Growth is a constant topic for any business hoping to find new customers and new revenue streams. Finding ways to expand has been no challenge for our Metal Finishing & Coating Manufacturer—they’ve nearly doubled their sales since 2016 and see no signs of stopping! Our client is a metal finishing job-shop that offers a variety of coating services. For the past few years, they have experienced incredible growth due to a number of factors including new product lines, AS9100 certification, and competitive pricing. The ability to boast AS9100 certification alone…

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Rising Interest Rates

How Do Rising Interest Rates Affect The Sale Of Small Manufacturing Companies?

By Frances Brunelle | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Considering retirement soon? At the start of 2019 many business owners are examining if this is a good time to put their manufacturing business on the market and head towards retirement. With interest rates rising four times in 2018, it’s wise to look at how this affects the sale of small to mid-size manufacturing companies. In considering this question, one must consider how interest rates affect the Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR) on acquisition loans. What Is Debt Service Coverage Ratio And How Do Interest Rates Affect It? DSCR is…

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Will The M&A Market Peak In 2019

By Frances Brunelle | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last week I attended a mergers and acquisitions conference attended by both intermediaries and private equities. A major topic of discussion was whether or not the M&A market peaked as we enter 2019. The absolute consensus was that we are in a market bubble. Some believed the market had already peaked, others believed there was possibly another year or slightly more before the M&A market peaked.

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Positive Trends in Manufacturing

Second Quarter 2018 Market Pulse Report – Positive Trends in Manufacturing

By Nicole Wagner | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here’s a Look at Three Positive Trends in Manufacturing Experts agree that right now is the hottest time to sell a business—especially in manufacturing M&A. The Market Pulse Report, published by the IBBA and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, just released its 2018 Q2 report and things are looking great for business owners ready to sell. Here are a few key excerpts from the report: 1. Manufacturing M&A is hotter than hot The Market Pulse report accounts for acquisitions across various industries including business services, restaurants, wholesale, and more. Among these,…

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Trump Effect On Manufacturing M&A

By Admin | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s clear that our earlier predictions about President Trump’s effect on manufacturing M&A were right on target.  Boosting domestic manufacturing has been a key policy focus for the Trump administration and the President is likely to build on his early successes. Removing excessive manufacturing regulations, addressing global trade imbalances, providing manufacturing reshoring incentives, reducing the corporate tax rate, and reducing unemployment by creating manufacturing jobs have been a boon to manufacturers in 2018. These efforts outweigh the impact of modest interest rate increases on the manufacturing M&A outlook.…

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Post Acquisition – 5 Tips for Helping the Acquirer of Your Manufacturing Business Succeed

By Frances Brunelle | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sale of most manufacturing companies will entail a portion of the purchase price be in the form of a Seller’s note. Seller’s note gives the Buyer a comfort level that the shareholders of the company they’re buying will make themselves available for training and transition post acquisition. They can also be an important bridge in the gap of perceived value between Buyers and Sellers. The approach to closing can be incredibly stressful for the Buyer. While you may have built your manufacturing business from nothing, the Buyer is acquiring…

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