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May 31, 2024

Edible Brands' Founding, Flourishing and Future

By SBN Staff

Edible Brands' Tariq Farid and Somia Farid Silber on rebranding, expanding, and plotting the company’s future.

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.

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.

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.

March 14, 2024

Deal Math: Quantifying Culture, Predicting Lifespan

Crown Capital's Christopher Graham on the unexpected ways math can measure deal risk

February 29, 2024

6 tips a good CFO should offer business owners seeking an exit

SeatonHill's Shyamal Parikh on six things business owners should do in preparation for a sale.

February 15, 2024

Doing Right By Your Team In A Deal

Juvare's Robert Watson on the importance of focusing on the team during a transaction.

January 18, 2024

Capital Considerations To Maximize Flexibility

When capital was really plentiful, CFO Ron Oertell says for his company, Purchasing Power, the focus was on making sure they had many options. "We established separate SPVs, we established staggered

October 27, 2023

Deeper Diligence Puts More Onus On Sellers

Macroeconomic factors are driving due diligence that is much deeper, taking longer and is more important to deal making, says Mark Kessler, a partner at Palmares Capital Partners. Looking across the

September 14, 2023

For A Successful Sale, Know What You Want

With early-stage tech companies, it's important to figure out what the entrepreneur wants because often the entrepreneur is near burnout, says Sig Mosley, managing partner of Mosley Ventures.

August 25, 2023

Deals Can Be Like A Marriage, But Also Like A Divorce

Christy Brown has had multiple entrepreneurial journeys. For each, there are three common factors that ultimately led to the sale of each. "One was typically I was looking for a strategic partner for

July 28, 2023

When It Comes To Investors, Look For Finance +

Emily Morris is founder and CEO of Emrgy, an Atlanta-based climate tech startup that recently closed an $18.5 million and is deploying a new asset class of renewable energy worldwide. The technology

June 23, 2023

Exiting Is A Juggling Act For Owners

After a stint practicing law, Ron Cundy decided, during the depths of the Great Recession, to start a company. He and a partner launched recteq, a business that made grills, but couldn't get a product

June 2, 2023

AGCO's Eric Hansotia On The Ag Giant's M&A Strategy

AGCO Corporation is the largest pure-play farm machinery company in the world, competing against industry giants. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, this year they'll do about $14.5 billion in sales