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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, […]

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Bright Spots in a Cloudy Forecast

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting the economy across many industries as consumers and businesses delay purchases or postpone new projects until visibility improves.  Some technology companies will not be immune from the slowdown – IDC projects worldwide IT spending will decline by 2.7% in 2020 – but there are several segments within the Technology […]

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

10 Questions with Kate Soto

Kate Soto is a Partner at Mirus and has been with the firm since 2012. She has more than a decade of experience in M&A and has advised dozens of clients on transactions in a variety of industries. Kate received a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Management with a concentration in Finance […]

Friday, March 20, 2020

Five Tips for Hosting Remote Meetings

As companies transition to remote work environments, virtual meetings have become the new norm.  While this is great news for Zoom and GoToMeeting, the rest of us may need some time to adjust.  For those looking for guidance, here are five suggestions to help you get the most out of your meeting. Schedule it out […]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

4 Factors That Can Influence Your Valuation

For many years I have written that a company’s value during a sale process is determined primarily by three variables: Size of the company, growth of the company, and profits of the company.  Of course, that is overly simplistic. Many other factors influence the value of a company. Several examples are: the industry in which […]

Monday, January 27, 2020

Direct Marketing Deal Elements

By Stuart Rose, Mirus Capital Advisors and Geoff Wolf, Wolf Direct There are important numbers and concepts used to evaluate the acquisition of companies. Sales, growth, profitability, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), and discounted cash flow (DCF).  All of these are important when presenting a company for sale in a Confidential Information […]

Friday, January 10, 2020

It was the Best of Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Stock market indices are achieving record highs while nearly 40% of publicly traded US businesses lost money over the last 12 months (according to James Mackintosh of the WSJ). How is that happening?  How do companies like Tesla trade at valuations of billions […]