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Monday, May 09, 2022

Every Owner Exits – Part III

This month, I conclude my series on exit options (see Part I and Part II) with a discussion of recapitalizations and ESOPs. Recapitalizations Minority recapitalization is a type of investment in which an investor provides debt and equity capital in exchange for a less than 50% ownership stake in a company. Capital can be used […]

Monday, April 25, 2022

Every Owner Exits – Part II

As a follow-up to last month’s blog, I’d like to share some additional thoughts on exit options.  Below I discuss the options of going public or selling a business. Go Public When a firm decides to go public, there are three primary options Traditional IPO – the company hires an investment bank to underwrite the […]

Monday, March 28, 2022

10 Questions with Stuart Rose

Stuart Rose is a Partner at Mirus and a recognized expert in direct marketing and retail investment banking. With over 15 years of deal making experience he has completed sell-side and buy-side transactions for clients such as Cuddledown, Victorian Trading Company, Imaginova, S&S Worldwide, AmeriMark, and the Thompson Group.  Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts […]

Monday, March 07, 2022

Every Owner Exits

There comes a time in every business owner’s life when he or she will move on.  Exiting an ownership position can take many forms, from a very public IPO, to a gift to the heirs, a sale to new owners, to, I dare say, a tragic death at the desk. This article highlights the characteristics […]

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Four ways a CFO can add value in M&A

The CFO brings a critical perspective to the sale of a business.  Typically she’s the one with the best understanding of the “numbers”, the financial history and the overall economics of the business.  Most CFOs have got their monthly reporting process down and know how to work efficiently with lenders and auditors.  There’s a regularity […]

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 […]