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A Closer Look at the Southeast Q1 2017 Private Placement Market

Q1 2017 saw a total of 105 successfully closed private placement capital raises, totaling just over $817MM, across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Across all three states, the Information Technology sector led the way with 35 capital raises, totaling $337.19MM, in Q1 2017.

The Difficulty in Raising Equity Capital in the Southeast—yet Solutions Exist

At the 5th annual DIG South Innovation Conference in late April 2017, a host of young, hopeful companies presented promising business concepts to many different classes of investors. The investors were themselves hoping to run into avant-garde opportunities. In one session, “Investing in the South – The Current State of Deal Flow Around the Region,”…

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…

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.