Posts by Watermark Advisors

Southern Style M&A: An Interview with Hagen Rogers

Hagen Rogers is the Executive Managing Director at Watermark Advisors, LLC. Watermark prides itself on its “Southern style” approach to M&A. Knox Kiernan, an intern at Watermark, interviewed Rogers to learn more about this unique, relational approach. (This interview is also available as a podcast.) Our discussion today centers around the idea of Southern style…

Six Month Carolinas and Georgia M&A Transaction Report

We’ve compiled six months of data on the top recent M&A transactions in the Carolinas and Georgia. Table of Contents Aggregate M&A Summary – Last Six Months Carolinas & Georgia Transactions By Sector Most Active Acquirer by Total Transaction Size Regional Merger & Acquisition Valuation Summary Regional Number of Deals by Transaction Range Last Six…

COVID-19’s Influence on M&A

We at Watermark want to contribute to the developing COVID-19 situation by sharing facts and opinion on how this global development is affecting M&A markets. The information table below should be no surprise regarding a slowdown in closed United States M&A transactions year to date through March 15th. Interestingly enough, M&A transaction announcements are up…

Crowdfunding: Is It Here to Stay?

Table of Contents Crowdfunding Overview Crowdfunding Transactions in Carolinas & Georgia in 2019 Private Placements in Carolinas & Georgia June – December 2019 The Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, enacted in 2012, allowed startup companies and small businesses to offer and sell securities to the general public through crowdfunding. The Securities and Exchange Commission…

The Two Most Critical Business Attributes When Selling A Company

To receive strong market interest from acquirers, financial results and momentum are critical when selling a company. Watch a video with Investment Banker Hagen Rogers discussing these key areas with a South Carolina businessman who recently sold his company. Are you interested in learning more about preparing your business for a sale? Contact Us to…

Why Do Acquirers Fail In Capturing Roi With M&A?

Failure in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is pervasive. There are many contributing factors, but according to a survey conducted by Watermark Advisors, the three most common reasons for this are: (1) cultural issues leading to the loss of key people from the target, (2) overpaying for target, and (3) integration issues. Let’s take a closer…

Why Do Acquirers Overpay For Targets?

The challenge that acquirers have in being successful in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is significant. There are many contributing factors, but according to a survey conducted by Watermark Advisors, the three most common reasons for this are: (1) cultural issues leading to the loss of key people from the target, (2) integration issues, and (3)…

Are Business Valuations Actually Valuable?

According to the 2016 Private Markets Report published by Pepperdine University, over the past year, approximately 35% of deals terminated without transacting. The number one reason (40%) was that the buyer and seller could not agree on pricing.
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