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News & Views: Consumer

March 2018 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators released in March showed mixed results. Unemployment remained low and home prices continued to rise. However consumer confidence decreased moderately over February, the consumer price index showed a minimal reduction, and the public markets declined slightly. Download the March report.

February 2018 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators released in February showed mostly positive results. Consumer confidence increased slightly over January, home prices continued to rise, and unemployment remained steady.  Download the February report.

January 2018 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators released in January showed positive results.  Consumer confidence expectations remained at historically strong levels, home prices continued to rise, and unemployment remained steady.  Download the January report.

December 2017 Middle Market Monitor

Economic indicators released in December showed positive results. Home prices continued to rise, unemployment remained steady, and consumer confidence expectations remained at historically strong levels.  Download the December report.

Mirus Monthly Newsletter: February 2017

Mirus Advises Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. in Sale to Buffet Crampon

Mirus Advises Hunter Mountain in Sale to Peak Resorts

Alternative Strategies for Negotiating the Highest Value

For most middle market business owners, the sale of their business is a once-in-a-lifetime event that can greatly impact their net worth and impact their family for years to come. The owner’s natural question is,“How should I respond?” But he is really thinking, “Should I ask for...

Achieving an exceptional multiple in the sale of your company

In October of 2014, we blogged about valuing the intangibles of a business. We wrote about achieving value beyond merely what the financials associated with your business would indicate. These intangibles are the qualitative aspects of your business such as vison, product strategy, market leadership, management team...

Mirus Middle Market Monitor October 2014

Mirus Middle Market Monitor September 2014

So, How Have You Matured Your Business Lately?

In developing the liquidity planning model, Mirus has compiled a wealth of data based on actual case studies for dozens of companies and transactions that both validate these indicators and are predictive of valuation.

Volatility – The New Normal And Why Liquidity Planning Is A Strategic Necessity

Driven by the economic and political uncertainties of today’s integrated complex global economy, persistent volatility has become the “new normal,” making the days of having a lot of business and economic visibility a thing of the past.

Already Have A Buyer? Why You Still Need An Investment Banker

Getting the buyer to the table is just the first of many steps in a long, complicated process that most business owners have not been through before. Trying to figure this out on your own is risky.

Tips For Troubled Companies Ten Things Every Officer And Director Should Know

Many CEOs and board members are unfamiliar with the heightened personal exposure to liability that comes into play when a company is financially distressed. We have found that in times of financial distress and market dislocation, business leaders are often too slow to recognize a trend, and therefore...

M&A Strategies In A Down Market

With the U.S. economy heading in the wrong direction and the equity markets in disarray, Mirus considers in this issue how middle-market companies should be approaching mergers and acquisitions.