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3 Ways to Ensure Your M&A Growth Strategy is Successful

03 August 2017

Turn to the financial section of any newspaper today, and you will find an array of articles concerning M&A activity. Increasingly, companies across a broad spectrum of industries are seeking to grow...

How to Conduct Successful Due Diligence

14 July 2017

When conducting due diligence on a target company, your goal is to thoroughly evaluate its affairs in order to make an informed decision as to whether to proceed with an acquisition. After completing...

M&A Value Creators & Destroyers

07 June 2017

In today’s digital economy, technology and talent drive business performance. That’s why these two dimensions are so critical to maximizing the return on any M&A transaction. On June 21st, ShareVault...

What to Consider when Choosing an M&A Advisor

23 March 2017

Because most people don’t usually have the expertise, contacts or time to sell their business, it's usually a bad idea for the entrepreneur selling a company to tackle the M&A market without help...

The Top 5 M&A Deals of 2016

01 March 2017

Distrust of big business around the world is on the rise, and perhaps for good reason. This skepticism was evident among voters in the U.S. during the 2016 election year and was a topic that...

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE IPO

27 December 2016

8 Things to Consider Before Filing an IPO According to a Wall Street Journal article, signs are mounting that the moribund IPO market is gaining some momentum. The article cites that investors have...

5 Steps to a High M&A Valuation

24 November 2016

In a Price Waterhouse study of CEOs and CFOs who recently completed a deal, 38% claimed that if they had provided more detailed information to the buyer during due diligence, they would have had a...

The 7 Deadly Sins of M&A

22 November 2016

We sat with David Stastny, a VaultStar contributor, to discuss tips and best practice on avoiding the pitfalls of the M&A process. DAVID STASTNY, Managing Director of Centaur Partners KNOWS HOW TO...

PREPARING FOR DUE DILIGENCE—4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW [INFO GRAPHIC]

10 March 2016

Today’s buyers are ruthless when it comes to due diligence, so it’s imperative when entering into a potential transaction to be organized, thorough, and to ensure that nothing the buyer might be...

M&A NEGOTIATIONS: YOU MIGHT NOT BE AS GOOD AS YOU THINK

27 January 2016

Negotiate. We all do it. It’s certainly necessary in the context of a merger or acquisition, but it’s also a common part of everyday life. We negotiate with our kids (who tend to be wonderful...

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