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May 17, 2024

Announcing Atlanta's Smart Business Network Dealmaker Award Winners and 2024 Dealmakers Hall of Fame Class!

Read about the Dealmakers of the Year we honored this year and check out the accomplishments of our Hall of Famers....

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2024

When Integrating After A Deal, Be Quick

Caliber Midstream Company's Joseph Mills on the importance of speed and honesty in post-deal integration...

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2024

It Takes A Team To Sell A Company

Gateway Dealer Network's John Hopper on what he found important after selling twice in four years. ...

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2024

Essential Leadership Traits For Uncertain Times

Brightstar Capital Partners Tom Meredith on how today's market conditions impact business leaders....

By Adam Burroughs

May 16, 2024

How The Market Is Affecting Deal Processes, Outlook

Lance Bonner on how changes in the market are affecting the company's approach to M&A. ...

By Adam Burroughs

May 9, 2024

Ease Employees' Post-Deal Fears

Insperity's Emily Hak, Wisconsin River Partners' Jim Frings, Executive Search Partners' Nick Curran and Kyle Enterprises' (Millennium) Mary Burback on the critical role of people in a deal and how to conduct post-deal integration to minimize disruption....

By Adam Burroughs

May 9, 2024

Economic Realities Change Buying Criteria, Seller Outlook

Louis Plung & Co. Partner Tony Montanaro on the conditions in today's market and how they're impacting both buyers and sellers. ...

By Adam Burroughs

May 9, 2024

Sellers Have Opportunities, If They Prepare

Bank of America's Brendan Hanley on what sellers can expect in today's M&A market....

By Adam Burroughs

May 5, 2024

Hyde Marine’s Ballast Water Treatment Plant Acquired by Optimarin

Hyde Marine’s Ballast Water Treatment business has been acquired by Optimarin AS....

By SBN Staff

May 3, 2024

Apple Growth Partners To Join Eide Bailly

Apple Growth Partners will become part of Eide Bailly on June 24, 2024....

By SBN Staff

May 3, 2024

Recognizing Milwaukee's Smart Business Network Dealmaker Award Winners and 2024 Dealmakers Hall of Fame Class!

Five of Milwaukee's top dealmakers were honored this past week with the Smart Business Dealmakers Dealmaker of the Year Award while one other was inducted into the Milwaukee Dealmakers Hall of Fame....

By SBN Staff

May 2, 2024

Sometimes Deal Success Comes Down To Luck

CPTL Advisors Alan Feldman on the role of luck in a deal...

By Adam Burroughs

May 2, 2024

Transparency, Relationships Are Key For Buyers In This Market

Long Road Partners' Jeremy Kane on the importance of relationships in today's M&A deals....

By Adam Burroughs

May 2, 2024

Labor Trends And Their Impact On Business

Mac Tisdale, Ahmed El Nokali, Philip Tulkoff, Richard McGee, Jr. on how changes in the labor market are affecting business....

By Adam Burroughs

May 2, 2024

The A, B, C's Of Today's Market

Edgewater Capital's Bob Girton on how market conditions are affecting how buyers approach the market....

By Adam Burroughs

May 2, 2024

Weinberg Capital Group Acquires Aviocraft

Weinberg Capital Group and its portfolio company, Salt River Aviation acquired Aviocraft....

By SBN Staff

May 1, 2024

Aktion Associates Acquires Acumatica and Legacy Sage Practice

Aktion Associates, Inc. acquired the Acumatica and legacy Sage practices from MNP....

By SBN Staff

May 1, 2024

DQE Communications Acquires GI Partners

DQE Communications announced it was acquired by GI Partners, a leading investor in data infrastructure businesses....

By SBN Staff

April 30, 2024

SEIA Plans Acquisition of Cedar Brook Group

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Brook....

By SBN Staff

April 30, 2024

Riverside's Dastex Announces Add-on Acquisition of AET

The Riverside Company has closed the acquisition of Arbeidsmiljø og Energiteknikk AS, a Norwegian distributor of third-party consumables and laboratory / cleaning equipment, from RA Service AS and management....

By SBN Staff

April 29, 2024

Riverside-led Investor Group to Acquire Townsend Group

The Riverside Company’s affiliate has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Townsend Group Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm....

By SBN Staff

April 25, 2024

Navigating The Post-Sale Transition As A Buyer

Black Lake Capital's Charles Scripps on what changes, and what doesn't, after a private equity acquisition....

By Adam Burroughs

April 25, 2024

To Grow Or Not Depends On Your People

The midday panel at this year's Detroit Smart Business Dealmakers Conference covers how to assess the right time to make an investment — whether the decision is to sell or grow....

By Adam Burroughs

April 25, 2024

Changing Times In M&A Require Buyer Adjustments

Permanent Equity's Taylor Hall on the challenges and opportunities in today's M&A market....

By Adam Burroughs

April 25, 2024

Harnessing Marketing and Sales Across PE Deal Stages

Chief Outsiders Slade Kobran, Dawn Werry and Evan Eckman talk about how using proven marketing and sales strategies across various deal stages can amplify returns....

By Slade Kobran, Dawn Werry, Evan Eckman

April 25, 2024

How To Unlock Value and Create Excitement For Investors

CollisionRight's Richard Harrison on the importance of generating investor excitement when executing a roll-up strategy....

By Adam Burroughs

April 25, 2024

Common Acquisition Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them

ID Images Jeffrey Fielkow on some of the pitfalls that can trip up acquisitions, and how to avoid them...

By Adam Burroughs

April 25, 2024

Recognizing Baltimore's Smart Business Network Dealmaker Award Winners and 2024 Dealmakers Hall of Fame Class!

Read about the Dealmakers of the Year we're honoring in Baltimore this year and check out the accomplishments of our Hall of Famers....

By SBN Staff

April 23, 2024

Milk & Honey Acquires VMG Sports

Barnes & Thornburg represented entertainment management company Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures in its acquisition of VMG Sports....

By SBN Staff

April 18, 2024

Sellers, Be Prepared To Bury Your Business

Forever Bride's Ashley Hawks on how sellers can set themselves up mentally for the sale of their business...

By Adam Burroughs

April 18, 2024

Higher Multiples Requires Greater Buyer Scrutiny

MERK Capital Corp.'s Thomas Parro on how today's economic conditions are affecting buyers' approach to deals...

By Adam Burroughs

April 18, 2024

Recognizing Detroit's Smart Business Network Dealmaker Award Winners and 2024 Dealmakers Hall of Fame Class!

We celebrated the accomplishments of the 2024 class of winners April 18 at the Detroit Smart Business Dealmakers Conference. Together, they provide a strong picture of the Detroit business community....

By SBN Staff

April 18, 2024

To Generate Value, Run The Business Like You'll Be There For 100 Years

Schumann Steier's Arthur Steier on generating value for a business...

By Adam Burroughs

April 18, 2024

WilliamCharles Search Group Merges with Reflex Staffing Solutions

WilliamCharles Search Group has merged with Reflex Staffing Solutions....

By SBN Staff

April 10, 2024

Why You Should View A Deal As A Long-Term Relationship

A&R Ironworks John Chesnutt on seeing deals with a long-term view. ...

By Adam Burroughs

April 10, 2024

Start With The End In Mind

Volato's Phil Michaels on the importance of starting with the end in mind....

By Adam Burroughs

April 10, 2024

Pitsburgh Deal Activity: Increased scrutiny on forecasts in a volatile market

While the primary impetus for this change in buyer perspective stems largely from the pandemic and other macroeconomic factors like interest rate increases and complex geopolitical conditions, we expect that this aspect of buyer assessment will become a regular step in the deal process for the foreseeable future....

By Daniel Bowman

April 4, 2024

The Rising Importance Of People In Driving Business Value In A Deal

SolomonEdwardsGroup's Laura Kellers Queen on the rising importance of people in driving business value in a deal....

By Adam Burroughs

April 4, 2024

Cleveland Deal Activity: Resurfacing of financial sponsors as both buyers, sellers

Because of the record levels of uninvested capital from record levels of fundraising by private equity groups over the past three years, financial sponsors are expected to be more aggressive and active on the buy side in 2024. ...

By Anthony Melchiorre

April 4, 2024

Be Honest When Courting Capital

FreightWise's Chris Cochran on how best to leverage different capital providers to achieve business results....

By Adam Burroughs

April 4, 2024

How to Maximize PE Value Creation by Better Assessing Growth Potential in Due Diligence

Chief Outsiders Managing Partner, Private Equity, Slade Kobran outlines and approach to value creation that starts in due diligence....

By Slade Kobran

April 4, 2024

Metro Toyota Sells To Victory Automotive Group

Metro Toyota has sold to Michigan based Victory Automotive Group. The dealership will now be called Victory Toyota of Brook Park....

By SBN Staff

April 4, 2024

Carmell Announces $3M Private Placement

Carmell Corp., a bio-aesthetics company focused on skin and hair health, has entered into a securities purchase agreement with new and existing investors for the issuance and sale of approximately 1,333,333 shares of its common stock in a private placement at a price of $2.25 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of 3 million dollars before deducting offering expenses....

By SBN Staff

April 3, 2024

BGL sells CLX Logistics to Quantix

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company has sold CLX Logistics to Quantix....

By SBN Staff

April 3, 2024

Eyring Movers acquires Dussault Moving Co.

Eyring Movers, a leading provider of top-notch relocation and moving solutions, acquired Dussault Moving Co., founded in 1961....

By SBN Staff

April 3, 2024

Fleet Team Acquires Forklift Training System

Fleet Team, fleet management and consulting company focused on optimizing logistics for facilities across a diverse market base in Independence, acquired Forklift Training Systems, headquartered in Newark, Ohio....

By SBN Staff

April 2, 2024

Sequoia Financial Group Acquires Houston-based AltruVista

Sequoia Financial Group LLC, a leading SEC-registered wealth manager with more than $18 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2024, acquired AltruVista, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor that provides independent and holistic financial planning and asset management services to high-net-worth clients....

By SBN Staff

April 2, 2024

Koppers Completes Acquisition of Brown Wood Preserving Co.

Koppers Utility and Industrial Products Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc., has completed its acquisition of substantially all assets of Brown Wood Preserving Co. Inc. and certain of its affiliates for approximately $100 million in cash....

By SBN Staff

April 1, 2024

GE HealthCare closes MIM Software acquisition

Less than three months after signing an agreement to acquire MIM Software Inc., GE HealthCare Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: GEHC) announces the acquisition’s close and addition of MIM Software’s imaging analytics and digital workflow solutions as a part of its leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital portfolio....

By SBN Staff

April 1, 2024

Product Evaluation Systems Bought By ATS

Product Evaluation Systems LLC is the newest member of the Applied Technical Services Family of Companies....

By SBN Staff