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M&A and Tech: 2024


by Edward Vela 

“One business question I’ve been thinking about recently is how much we should be willing to pay to acquire mobile app companies like Instagram and Path that are building networks that are competitive with our own…They have millions of users, fast growth, a small team and no revenue…These entrepreneurs don’t want to sell, but at a high enough price-like $500M or $1B-they’d have to consider it…our own valuation is fairly ...
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Is the M&A Timeline Too Complex? A Strong Guide for Presidents

by Nuno Sardinha 


Executive Summary:

Selling your company is a momentous decision with far-reaching implications. This guide outlines Plethora’s M&A timeline, providing a roadmap to navigate the process effectively and maximize value for all stakeholders.

Understanding the Stages:

The M&A process typically unfolds across six key stages:

  1. Engagement: Establishing a formal partnership with an experienced advisor to guide you through the journey;
  2. Preparation: Meticulously preparing essential documents and marketing materials to showcase your company’s strengths and potential;
  3. Marketing: Strategically reaching out ...
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Unpacking the Rise of M&A in the Landscaping Industry


by Thomas Watkin 

As a professional in Mergers and Acquisitions, I’ve witnessed firsthand a steady increase in buyer interest in the landscaping and lawn care industries which would include tree care and irrigation. With a keen eye on the latest trends and industry statistics, it’s evident that 2024 and beyond holds immense promise and opportunity for businesses in this industry.

The market has demonstrated impressive growth, generating $176.5 billion in revenue in 2023, ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions: Navigating Financial and Tax Due Diligence

by Brandon Lanza 

Executive Summary:

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) offer significant strategic opportunities, but also carry inherent risks. Financial and tax due diligence is crucial to mitigating these risks and ensuring a successful transaction. This process involves a deep dive into the target company’s financial health and tax posture, allowing you to identify potential liabilities and make informed decisions.

Understanding the Buyer’s Perspective:

As a CEO or President considering an M&A, you’ll likely be on the receiving end ...

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Unlocking Your Company’s Potential: Diversifying Leadership for Greater Valuation and Eventual Exit

by Dora Lanza 


Congratulations! You have built a remarkable company that has a great impact in your industry.

Your leadership and vision have been instrumental in driving success, but as your business continues to flourish, it’s essential to confront a critical issue: over-dependence on you, the Founder CEO.

While your leadership has undoubtedly propelled your company to new heights, reliance on a single individual, particularly the founder, can pose significant challenges and threats. Not only does this ...

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Aligning Interests: Earnout Provisions in Your Business Sale


by Nuno Sardinha 

Executive Summary:

As a CEO, you’ve nurtured your company’s growth. Now, you’re considering a sale. A key element in the purchase agreement is the earnout provision – a mechanism that ties a portion of your compensation to the business’s future performance. Understanding how earnouts work can empower you to negotiate a sale that benefits both you and the buyer.

Bridging the Value Gap

Negotiating a sale price can be challenging, especially when ...

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