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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Specialty Chemical Distribution M&A

The specialty chemical distribution sector has seen a wave of acquisitions as financial and strategic acquirers look to build out sizeable platforms. What drives buyer interest in this market?  What can potential sellers do to help maximize value and acquirer interest in their business?  We’ve worked with two specialty chemical distributors recently and have developed […]

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Three differences between selling your product and selling your business

If you’ve got years of experience with growing your business, selling its products or services to hundreds of customers, how different can it be to sell the business itself? Sales is sales, right? Well, not so fast.   The day-to-day experience of sales does have some commonality with the M&A experience — you’re connecting with folks who […]

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Massachusetts M&A remains hot

If first quarter M&A activity in Massachusetts is any indication, the market is not slowing down.  There were 82 successful transactions in the first quarter of 2019, showing that Massachusetts M&A activity is keeping pace with last year’s average of 82 deals per quarter.  On a per capita basis, Massachusetts kept pace with many M&A […]

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 […]

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Why (or why not) take in new capital?

It’s been a remarkable time in private capital markets. The sheer amount of capital available and “chasing” opportunities has driven up valuations. Innovation and flexibility on the capital side have created more opportunities for entrepreneurs to do the kind of deal they really want, rather than just take what’s being offered. With that background, it’s […]

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation – H1 2015 Update

In July of 2014 Mirus initiated its coverage of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Manufacturing Automation industry. As it ended up 2014 was strong year for M&A in Manufacturing Automation, and Software in general.  For 2015 Mirus continues to cover the space with the release of it’s new report Mergers and Acquisitions in Manufacturing Automation – H1 […]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why Does It Take So Long to Sell My Business?

The bad news for business owners who are ready to sell their company and retire is that it takes much longer than you might anticipate to close the deal.  According to the Pepperdine 2014 Private Capital Markets Project, only 25% of deals close in less than six months. So why does it take so long?  […]

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Virtual Organizations and their Impact on M&A

Virtual organizations are on the rise, especially among start-ups.  The cloud has replaced the “garage” as the 21st century laboratory for collaboration and innovation.   What’s most exciting about this trend is the fact that the barriers to entry for an intellectual property-driven business (whether it be a software firm, professional services, or an online business) […]