Nine Steps to Better Due Diligence, Closing Deals

Third in a series on Business Brokering Buyer and seller strike a deal, but a thorough due diligence and either seal or sink that deal. Georgia Association of Business Brokers Vice President Mike Ramatowski moderated a panel discussion at the July meeting on getting buyers and sellers through due diligence and to the closing table. … [Read more...]

Georgia Business Brokers Discuss Working With Buyers and Sellers

The collective wisdom of four brokers with 75 years experience was on stage Tuesday, June 30, as the Georgia Association of Business Brokers hosted a panel discussion on how to move buyers and sellers to the closing table. Moderated by GABB Vice President Mike Ramatowski, the panel featured GABB Treasurer Jay Fenello, who specializes in helping … [Read more...]

Pratt’s Stats: Second Quarter 2015 Private Deal Update

The information linked below is excerpted from the Pratt’s Stats Private Deal Update: 2nd Quarter 2015, which is copyrighted by and available exclusively from Business Valuation Resources, LLC. Because GABB members contribute transaction details to Pratt’s Stats on closed business sales, GABB offers access to this valuable business tool as a … [Read more...]

Four Questions about Business Valuation & SBA Funding

By Kim Eells, Vice President, The Brand Bank  & Susan Kite, Vice President, Signature Bank of Georgia 1. When is a Business Valuation Required? If the purchase price of the business less the appraised value of real estate/equipment is over $250,000 or your deal is not an arms-length transaction or if the bank requires for comfort; … [Read more...]

Questions Business Owners Ask & Answers I Give Them

Questions Business Owners Ask & Answers I Give Them Veteran business broker Loren Marc Schmerler, a member of the board of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and president of Bottom Line Management, Inc., offers his advice for answering common questions asked by business owners. How much is my business worth? The correct answer … [Read more...]

How Earn-Outs Impact the Sale of a Business

Earn-Outs and how they impact the sale of a business By Matt Slappey CBI, BCI Certified Business Intermediary; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisor Former GABB President Matt Slappey gave a presentation on earn-outs, what they are and how they can be used in the sale of a business. For those who missed this valuable presentation, the … [Read more...]

GABB Today April 2014 upcoming events

GABB Today UPCOMING EVENTS: Get out your calendar because the GABB has an impressive lineup of speakers and events in the coming months Buckhead Coalition Founder Sam Massell to speak to GABB on April 29 :Sam Massell, the founder of the Buckhead Coalition and former mayor of Atlanta, will speak to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on … [Read more...]

Using Pratt’s Stats To Sell More Businesses

One obstacle to selling a business is an unrealistic asking price. GABB members can obtain access to Pratt’s Stats which can help sell more businesses by helping to price a business accurately. While Pratt's no longer offers GABB members complimentary access, if a broker submits the details of a sale, they can obtain access to the database for a … [Read more...]

Business Valuation: Do the Financials Tell the Whole Story?

Many experts say no! These experts believe that only half of the business valuation should be based on the financials (the number-crunching), with the other half of the business valuation based on non-financial information (the subjective factors). What subjective factors are they referring to?  SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, … [Read more...]