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23 Feb

What is an Earnout?

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From Investopedia, an earnout is “A contractual provision stating that the seller of a business is to obtain additional future compensation based on the business achieving certain future financial goals.” In essence, earnouts are a tool used to convey a portion of transaction value at some time after the initial closing.  The earnout is always
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23 Feb

The Unsolicited Offer

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As a business owner you may have experienced this phenomenon: you get a call or a letter or an email stating, essentially: “I want to buy your business.”  This of course can be a mixed blessing.  First off, the offer itself probably amounts to nothing.  After all, anyone can make the offer.  That doesn’t stop
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