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161: Execute Like Crazy | Tom Franceski, General Manager, Epicor

Hitting the accelerator on a disruptive cloud computing model in the midst of an economic downturn may not have been the smoothest path to growth, but when Tom Franceski and two partners acquired docSTAR in 2007, they understood that the cloud  transformation path was the surest bet for a software firm in the digital age.…
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How to Grow Your Middle Market Firm Abroad, Marc Spector, The Spector Group

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Six C-Suite Steps to M&A Success

The merger and acquisition failure rate is so high—anywhere from 50 to 85%—that the very phrase “M&A failure” may seem redundant. But why is the demise of mergers and acquisitions not only extremely common but also vexingly persistent? One answer lies in a single word that is ignored all too often: culture. Most due-diligence and […]

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The Inner Workings of a Deal: Management Meetings, Deeper Dives, and Letters of Intent

Part VI – Management Meeting, Deeper Dives, and Letters of Intent In our last discussion, we had narrowed down the pool of buyer targets and have decided to go forward with four to six potential acquirers that have provided indications of interest to you and your M&A advisor. Now it is time to dig in, get […]

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Largest U.S. Thread Maker Acquires Gutermann of Germany

KPS Capital Partners Portfolio Company, American & Efird Global, To Acquire Gutermann

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Cadence Completes Deal to Buy Jasper Design Automation

Cadence Completes Acquisition of Jasper Design Automation

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The Inner Workings of a Deal: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Last month, we started our look at the inner workings of a deal by examining the different sorts of transactions that you might be considering, along with starting to think about the goals you might have for your company (first article). This month, we’ll talk about a variety of ways to prepare for a successful […]

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Grain Craft Deal Revs M&A Engines of Flour-Making Faithful

In a year of tepid deal-making, the flour milling industry is providing the grist for one of the more notable 2014 middle-market transactions, as Milner Milling Inc. and Pendleton Flour Mills finalized their acquisition of Cereal Food Processors earlier this month and created Grain Craft, a new company with headquarters in Chattanooga, Tenn. Characterizing the deal […]

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The Inner Workings of a Deal: Tips for a Successful Transaction

For those of us in the merger and acquisition or “deal” business, buying and selling companies is second nature.  We live through transaction after transaction, buying and selling companies as routinely as middle market businesses provide their own products or services. But, in most cases, the people involved in the middle market companies we buy […]

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The M&A Environment’s New Normal, David Mahmood, Allegiance Capital

What factors make lower middle-market businesses challenging to buy and sell? Join deal-making maverick David Mahmood as he shares the entrepreneurial mind-set that has helped him to build an investment banking firm dedicated to lower middle-market deal-making.
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