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Many business owners aren’t aware that selling a company is a 12-24 month process. They typically want to know “what is my business worth?” but there’s way more to do than just determine an asking price.”
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An astonishing 60% of middle market companies (revenues $5MM to $2B) are involved in M&A currently or are open to being involved in 2016, according to a new survey from Citizens Commercial Banking. This is up sharply from roughly 40% last year.
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Almost 81% of business leaders are interested in some form of M&A. While some intend to buy or merge to drive further growth, 52% anticipate selling. Although most expect to experience an M&A event in the near future, only 25% had a detailed exit strategy in place. Over 43% say their strategy is "still evolving," while more than 30% say they haven't begun to formulate one. The main reason: being "totally focused on growth.”
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Business owners can use knowledge about their company’s valuation and financial performance to make better business decisions. Equipped with this knowledge, business owners can make conversations with their accountants and other financial professionals more productive.
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Whether or not you’re planning to sell your business any time soon, you should always think in terms of your company being for sale….“Every business should be run with a successful transfer in mind.”