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Avoid the Forced Sale and Preserve Value

2020-06-15T12:41:29-04:00August 2nd, 2014|Finance|

Brace yourself. A lawyer is about to give you an unqualified, unequivocal statement. Someday, you will die. Hopefully that won’t be for a long, long time, but human mortality is inescapable. Since businesses consists of people, your business must address this issue or it too will perish. There are other, less morbid, ways that you [...]

What’s a retrade, and how do I prevent one?

2020-06-15T12:41:48-04:00July 29th, 2014|Finance|

In the mergers and acquisitions world, retrade is an ugly word. It refers to any unanticipated adverse modification to the previously agreed to terms and conditions of a transaction, most frequently in the purchase price. While not as common as in the past, such actions by buyers definitely do occur and they not only aggravate [...]

Seller Financing: Is it right for you?

2020-06-15T12:42:11-04:00July 29th, 2014|Finance|

During one of my favorite deals ever, we reached that familiar point where there was a hole in the financing. The PE fund would only contribute so much equity and the senior secured lender would only go so far based on the collateral. When my client saw what the cost of mezzanine financing was (back [...]

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