The volume and value of disclosed U.S. Mergers and Acquisitions deals declined compared to Q1 2015, but the number of deals closed marked the third highest Q1 in the last 7 years. IPO activity also dried up in the first quarter, where only 8 companies raised approximately $700 million in capital, compared to 32 companies […]
Alternative Investing in Early-Stage Growth Companies The Center for Free Enterprise invites you to learn about the market for Early-Stage Growth deals, business valuation approaches and how to get deals done. An esteemed panel of professionals will share their insights with you. You will also have the opportunity to meet other investors, business owners and senior managers […]
I’m a relationship type of person. I prefer to deal with people I can trust. My word is my bond. I’d prefer to deal with others whose outlook and approach is the same, and whose word is their bond. Not to be cynical, but even if you are like me, don’t for a minute believe […]
This Week: Three Articles on Buy/Sell and Divestiture Business Valuation Business Valuation Approaches Courtesy: River’s Edge Alliance Group, LLC There are three generally accepted Approaches to value which can be used to value almost any asset: businesses, real estate, vehicles, personal property, etc. The three most common Approaches are: The Asset Approach, The Income Approach; […]
The sky is not falling in. If more local business owners with Paul Revere networks step up and volunteer to help, we can grow more successful businesses here in the Midwest. One example is OnShift. I’ve read a great deal of commentary about how Northeast Ohio startups have recently departed for California or other greener […]
The Center for Free Enterprise (CFE) Our purpose is to provide a social network and platform for business people, concerning middle market mergers and acquisitions, business formation, business growth, and free enterprise generally. Business Growth: Cutting Edge Estate and Tax Planning for 2016 How to maximize the value of one’s estate or proceeds from the […]
Years ago I was a partner in Spieth Bell, McCludy & Newell, a Cleveland based boutique business law firm that (alas) no longer exists. While at Spieth Bell, a client of mine needed help with a labor law matter. I referred him to one of my colleagues. After my colleague spoke with my client and […]
Time spent periodically reviewing your business organizational documents such as articles of incorporation and other related documents can be time well spent! Drafting your own corporate documents can be a penny wise and pound foolish decision. Recently a client encountered difficulties when she drafted her own shareholders’ agreement without benefit of seasoned legal counsel. The buy-sell […]
Thoughts on acquiring a business by attorney Ben Calkins, with 30 years representing businesses on mergers & acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.
March CFE Event panel biographies, Market and Business Headlines, Tim Calkins weighs in on advertising effectiveness at the Oscars.