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Monday, June 21, 2021

COVID-19 Impact on E-Commerce

Approximately 51% of United States residents are at least partially vaccinated as of June 2021. With the rate of positive COVID-19 cases dipping, we are slowly watching the country return to pre-pandemic life.  As we watch life return to normal, it is clear that there will be potent effects to both retail and e-commerce in […]

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, […]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Retail consolidation – is it a good thing?

Retail sales are a constant presence in our lives and on the TV, computer, and mobile device screens we look at. So, when we shop, where do we go? More and more, directly or indirectly, most consumers wind up buying from one of three e-commerce giants — Amazon, Walmart, or eBay. What is the current […]

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mirus Capital Advisors – Valuing Accomplishment in 2018

2018 was another active and exciting year for Mirus Capital Advisors.  We closed ten middle-market transactions, brought aboard two senior bankers, and joined and international network of professional firms.  We continue to keep our clients’ interests at heart and are particularly proud that so much of our 2018 business was referred to us by former […]

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Invest, Harvest, or Divest

Retailers of all stripes face a challenging environment. E-commerce is growing by 15-17% per year, while traditional catalogers and brick and mortar are down or flat. Prospecting is difficult, expensive and inconsistent. However, even e-commerce companies see mixed results as Amazon continues to expand and suck the oxygen out of the market.  That is unless […]

Friday, June 30, 2017

Food M&A Heats Up

Over the past decade there has been a bifurcation of M&A activity in the food industry, as “better for you” health & wellness brands have attracted strong acquisition interest from both strategic and financial acquirers while more traditional steady, solid, profitable, but lower-growth food manufacturing businesses have not attracted as much attention. That is changing […]

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 […]

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Top 5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Business For Sale

Even if you are not ready to put your company up for sale, it behooves you to start preparing now.  First, most of the issues you tackle to prepare your company for sale are the same things you should focus on every day to grow and build value in your business.  Second, this cannot be […]