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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the deal process?

It’s been remarkable to see the rebound in deal activity in the last few months and to observe the M&A process shift to virtual settings. A few things that we’ve observed: Most or all of the deal process can be done remotely. Most meetings can be done over videoconferencing, and most diligence can be done […]

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

2020: The Year in Review

We had a lot to be proud of in 2020, and we are grateful for the continuing trust of our clients, colleagues, and the greater Boston M&A community.  As it was a challenging year in many ways, it’s important we celebrate the success of our clients and the accomplishments of our team.  Below are some […]

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

E-Commerce Valuation and the COVID-19 Bump

COVID-19 is the story of the year 2020.  It had a profound effect on our businesses, politics, health and relationships.  Analyzing the effects on relationships, politics and health should be left to doctors, therapists and pundits.  How it affected business, especially e-commerce, is fascinating. While much of the country was shut down beginning in mid-March […]

Monday, August 24, 2020

When is the right time to sell a business in a pandemic?

Many business owners who were considering selling their business pre-COVID-19 are now trying to figure out the implications of the crisis on starting a sale process. A few factors to consider: Evaluate how hard your business has been hit by the crisis. Valuations may be close to pre-COVID levels for businesses that remained relatively stable […]

Friday, May 01, 2020

What I’ve learned from working at home with young children

The COVID-19 crisis has blurred the lines between work and family for many people as we are all at home with our children, all the time. As we close out week seven of working from home, it’s starting to feel, if not easy, slightly less chaotic and more manageable. From speaking with colleagues with children […]

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Seven Forecasting Tips for Uncertain Times

One of the most common questions clients have asked us lately is how to prepare a financial forecast for their business during uncertain economic times.  Stated another way: how do you put together a budget that is both useful for your company’s operations, while maintaining credibility with your advisors, lenders, and potential partners.  While every […]

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Who are the Buyers?

With the myriad issues that coronavirus has raised for companies, ranging from work-from-home arrangements to complete business stoppages, it’s no wonder why M&A activity has slowed in recent months. In late March, Xerox abandoned its $35 billion hostile bid for HP Inc, referencing the need to focus on managing through the pandemic. In early April, […]

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

When the going got tough (2020)

On the first trading day of 2020, a typical headline was “Dow jumps 300 points to start 2020, continuing last year’s big rally.”  The S&P 500 was up 28.9% in 2019.   US GDP was up 2.3%, not quite the growth seen in 2017 and 2018, but still pretty good from where we stand today.  Our […]