Uncovering Business Value

As a child “hide and seek” is a fun game to play with your friends. As a mergers and acquisition advisor, the game has great reward for our clients, which is also fun. “Hide”…hiding profits is at times a strategy for business owners to minimize tax exposure by loading the middle of a company’s profit […]

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The Diagnostic Lab Environment

Uncertainty in the healthcare industry, increased regulation, decreases in reimbursement, and competition from the large publicly traded corporations are just a few of the challenges facing healthcare services businesses today. To be better positioned to weather the uncertainty of Obamacare, sweeping Medicare cuts, and unforeseen changes, several large strategic buyers are actively acquiring regional competitors.  […]

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Transaction Comparison Guide

Sale to outside buyer A transaction involves selling the entire company to a strategic or financial buyer. A strategic buyer is usually a competitor or a company operating in a similar area that wants to enter this particular line of business. A financial buyer invests in businesses for a financial return, and will often buy […]

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Ten Alternatives When Contemplating “Selling Your Business”

Ten Alternatives When Contemplating “Selling Your Business”  1. Sell to Strategic (Industry) Buyer: Strategic buyers usually pay the highest price but in return may restructure your company.  2. Sell to a Financial Buyer (usually done via a leveraged buyout (LBO)): Financial buyers can be private equity firms, groups of investors or another entrepreneur who is […]

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Exit Strategy Planning is as crucial as business planning.

Entrepreneurs invest thousands of hours when building a successful business. But when it comes time to sell, they often underestimate the complexity of the process and the time required to prepare for a sale. Selling the business is not for the faint at heart. In today’s tight capital markets, technology and healthcare businesses continue to […]

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Deal Announcement: Unicare Laboratory, Inc. Acquired by LabCorp (NYSE:LH)

Establishments primarily engaged in providing professional analytic or diagnostic services to the medical profession, or to the patient on prescription of a physician. Meritage Partners, Inc. was engaged to position the Seller.s company for acquisition, assist in the preparation of due diligence, identify and qualify strategic buyers, and act as acquisition consultant.

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