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Best Practices for Identifying Buyers of Choice

Business owners thinking about transitioning out of their companies must consider factors that help identify and target buyers of choice.  Certainly, active acquirers that consistently demonstrate an ability to pay handsome prices, close deals rapidly and continuously create shareholder value via acquisitions is a winning combination.

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How Transportation Companies are Achieving Success through ESOPs

Transportation companies are thriving today.  But the industry’s most coveted asset, its drivers, are being heavily courted in a competitive employment environment.  For a majority of transportation companies, driver satisfaction goes hand in hand with company reputation, customer satisfaction and success.  The American Trucking Associations (“ATA”) reports that the transportation industry has struggled with driver shortages over the past 15 years.  The shortage further exacerbates profit margin as the recent tight labor market has given rise to increased wages for drivers.

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Tax Reform Enhances ESOP Benefits

Are you a business owner considering a partial or total ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)?  If so, you are likely to find that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will produce greater benefits for you and your company’s stakeholders than before the law was passed. 

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Why Investment Bankers are Your Most Valuable Asset

Research consistently shows that the additional cost of an investment banker is a fraction of the value they add.  

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ESOP Valuations and the Effect of Tax Reform

Late last year Congress passed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Although the plan does not alter ESOP legislation, there are some indirect effects on ESOPs.  Some of the changes will impact the valuations of ESOP-owned companies.

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Increased Capital Creates a Seller's Market

Bloomberg reports private equity firms currently have more than $950 billion of capital waiting to be invested in the marketplace.

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Exploring Your Exit Options: A Dual Track Process

In this favorable market, how do sellers contemplating an exit from their business decide whether to pursue an M&A sell-side transaction or the formation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)?  They don’t.  Instead, they run a dual track process which incorporates both processes.  This provides the owners knowledge of both possible outcomes simultaneously.  Now the owner can make the best choice based on actual offers and company specific options.

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Post Acquisition Rebranding

Successful transactions require important decisions about rebranding— if, when and how to transition an acquired brand. Unfortunately, these brand strategy considerations are often overlooked or only considered after the acquisition. This is partly because there is a lack of relevant historical data for analysis.

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Tech Growth Fueled by Online and Mobile Device Demand

For the first time ever, the six most valuable companies in the world, by market cap, were all technology companies.

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PE Funds Adapt to Changing Investment Landscape

Private equity groups traditionally hold their investment companies for five years. However, several factors have increased the average holding period from 4.5 years to 5.8 years from 2006-2016. This trend is expected to continue in the medium term.

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Andre Sutherland

 

Andre Sutherland

Valuation

Orlando Office

407-621-2119 (direct)

asutherland@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2119 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

Daniel Kvarnberg

 

Daniel Kvarnberg

Valuation

Orlando Office

407-621-2132 (direct)

dkvarnberg@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2132 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

David Jasmund

 

David Jasmund

Investment Banking | ESOP

Orlando Office

407-621-2111 (direct)

djasmund@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2111 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

Eric Zaleski

 

Eric Zaleski

Investment Banking | ESOP

Chicago Office

847-239-2466 (direct)

ezaleski@pcecompanies.com

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847-239-2466 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

Melissa Ritter

 

Melissa Ritter

Investment Banking

Orlando Office

407-621-2128 (direct)

mritter@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2128 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

Michael Rosendahl

 

Michael Rosendahl

Investment Banking

New York Office

201-444-6280 Ext 1 (direct)

mrosendahl@pcecompanies.com

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201-444-6280 Ext 1 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

Will Stewart

 

Will Stewart

Investment Banking | ESOP

Orlando Office

407-621-2124 (direct)

wstewart@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2124 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

whitcomb-woody

 

Woody Whitcomb

Investment Banking

Orlando Office

407-621-2113 (direct)

wwhitcomb@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2113 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

poole_michael

 

Michael Poole

Investment Banking

Orlando Office

407-621-2112 (direct)

mpoole@pcecompanies.com

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407-621-2112 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

vogt-paul

 

Paul Vogt

Valuation

Atlanta Office

678-641-4760 (direct)

pvogt@pcecompanies.com

Connect
678-641-4760 (direct)

407-621-2199 (fax)

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