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Q2 2017 Private Placement Report

Q2’17 saw a total of 91 successfully closed private placement capital raises, totaling just over $940.3 MM, across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Across all three states, the Information Technology sector led the way in terms of total deal value with 27 capital raises, totaling $501MM. Q2 2017 Capital Raises by Sector: NC, SC…

Inside Venture Capital

Many entrepreneurial companies seek to become backed by venture capital (VC) because such backing signals strong buy-in from a large investor asset class who believes in the company’s business model. Venture capital also helps a company grow. But, as many know, the venture capital community is tight-knit. For companies seeking VC for the first time,…

The Significance of Hurdle Rates, Cost of Capital and Valuations for Those Exiting Business Ownership

M&A is a complicated process requiring unique skills and difficult decision-making.  According to the 2017 Private Capital Markets Report, (produced by Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business in January 2017 and covered the deal making market over the previous 12 months) 35% of all 2016 sell-side M&A transactions did not close.  The number one reason, explaining…

Q2 2017 M&A Market Report

Table of Contents Historical M&A Transactions Market Summary Nationwide Disclosed M&A Transactions Southeast Disclosed Transactions Southeast Transactions by Industry Consumer Discretionary Healthcare Industrials Information Technology Materials Historical M&A Transactions In 2017, US M&A deal volume is expected to reach its highest level since its last cyclical peak in 2007. However, total closed M&A deals, measured…

Why So Many Sellers Have Regret Following a Transaction

Business owners who sell their companies often end up regretting their transaction. PriceWaterhouseCoopers conducted a survey with business owners who had previously exited. The results of their survey proved that 12 months after selling, 3 out of 4 business owners surveyed “profoundly regretted” the decision to sell. This Wire delves into a major reason for…

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…
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