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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, March 25, 2020

Changing gears in the acquisition engine

How has the M&A market shifted? The COVID-19 health crisis and ensuing economic disruption has impacted virtually every aspect of society.  While, in the midst of this uncertainty, it may be challenging to think long-term, we are seeing some companies start to plan for acquisitions in the coming months.  These companies are well-capitalized, and have […]

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Valuing Companies by Analyzing their Customers

There is a recent article in the Harvard Business Review describing the benefits of valuing companies by analyzing their customers – their retention, churn and cost of acquisition.  Customer-based corporate valuation (“CBCV”) is meant to highlight the true value of an entity due to the loyalty of its clientele.  To an old cataloger like me, […]

Sunday, June 26, 2016

The 4 P’s of Business Valuation

How can business owners increase the valuation of their business prior to an M&A transaction or business sale?  Mirus recently collaborated with other Boston-area trusted advisors (including a leading accounting firm, law firm, and commercial bank) to gather 40 business buyers and sellers for a roundtable discussion of proactive steps CEOs and owners can implement […]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Achieving an Exceptional Multiple in the Sale of Your Company – Part 1

In October of 2014, we blogged about valuing the intangibles of a business.  Here we wrote about achieving value beyond merely what the financials associated with your business would indicate.  (see http://merger.com/whats-company-worth/ ).  As follow on, we are often asked what it takes to leverage these KPI’s to achieve the exceptional multiples that one hears […]

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The $360 billion revenue question

The way you recognize you company’s revenues is about to change. In particular, the way companies recognize revenue for licenses and long-term contracts, including the those traditionally measured under a “percentage-of-completion” method, will be affected by changes FASB has planned to make effective January 1, 2017.  The total amount of deferred revenue on the books […]

Monday, December 15, 2014

Counting the Cash: Deals in Medical Revenue Cycle Management Ticking Up

Medical revenue cycle management is a little known (to the public) business service that involves helping healthcare professionals get paid.  It includes software to automate the process of submitting claims, as well as service providers, who ensure that every claim contains the appropriate service code and diagnosis code to maximize reimbursement. While there aren’t typically […]

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Compelling Reason to Sell Your Business in 2015

Why should 2015 be the year?  Because valuations are nearing record highs (and trees don’t grow to the sky). Note that I am not referring to the stock market per se, although the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have both reached record highs in 2014.   I’m referring to the price-to-earnings ratio (or […]