February 24, 2023
Earn Out Can Be A Dirty Word
By Adam Burroughs
Paul Stillmank, former CEO of 7Summits, on earn outs — when they're useful and when they should be avoided.
June 16, 2022
LPi’s Niche Market Clientele Proves Valuable
We Share and We Gather started as LPi's closed social network for churches. It quickly morphed into an online donation tool for nonprofits. Joe Luedtke spoke about LPi’s carveout of its financial tech arm.
February 4, 2022
Timing is everything when selling a business
Cornerstone Business Services' Scott Bushkie explores the importance of timing in the sale of a business, and offers both his insight and advice on how sellers can leverage timing to their advantage.
December 2, 2021
Why the seller’s story is critical to achieving value
Four dealmakers reveal ways to strengthen the foundation of your business by addressing common challenges faced by companies looking to sell.
November 5, 2021
Buyers tread carefully through COVID uncertainty
RSM US LLP's Kyle Petch, along with BMO Harris’ Robert Harrod, Go Riteway Transportation Group’s Bob Zanotti and Johnsonville Holdings’ Dan Scalia on preparing for transactions in a post-COVID world.
August 6, 2021
Failure awaits sellers who don’t define their goals
Bryan Hollenbach, executive vice president of Green Bay Packaging, offers examples of where the failure to clearly define goals created problems for sellers.
July 9, 2021
Despite myriad offers, ESOP fit Harken best
Bill Goggins, CEO of Harken, talks about the company’s ESOP and post-sale acquisitions, as well as how they funded those transactions.
April 16, 2021
Healthfuse’s Nick Fricano on his PE pandemic deal
Nick Fricano spoke at the recent Milwaukee Smart Business Dealmakers Conference about his experience transacting during the pandemic, and the lessons he takes away from the deal.
February 19, 2021
Paul Stillmank on preparing for an exit from the start
Paul Stillmank talks about the growth of 7Summits and it’s deliberate trajectory towards its sale.
February 19, 2021
Associated Bank’s John Kvamme on how not to regret selling your business
Associated Bank's John Kvamme offers ways business owners can personally prepare for an exit, as well as set themselves up for the best chance at success (and the least chance for regret) post-transaction.