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02 Jul

BENEFITS OF USING AN M&A ADVISOR

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As an entreprenuer you are independent. You’ve built a business up- perhaps from scratch- and now it’s time to sell it. You can do that on your own, right? Perhaps, but there are a number of good reasons why thats likely not the best, not to mention cost-effective, idea. Here are a few items you
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23 Jun

WHAT IS A PRIVATE EQUITY FUND?

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What is a Private Equity Fund? We spend a lot of time talking about Private Equity funds (or Private Equity Groups – PEG’s as we often call them). Recently though we got a sheepish question from an associate: “I get it, the invest in stuff. But exactly what IS a private equity fund?” We had
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13 May

CURRENT DEFENSE SPENDING ON CONTRACTS

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We’ve seen a lot of different outcomes / impacts on various government contractors when it comes to sequestration so far – ranging from “no impact” to “catastrophe.” On that note a Washington Post article caught my eye this morning, screaming: “Defense spending down 52%!” Since that strikes me as a mighty big number I embarked
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22 Apr

GROWTH THROUGH ACQUISITION: THE TUCK-IN

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Growth Through Acquisition: The Tuck-in A smart growth-through-acquisition strategy can help build stronger margins – or restore eroding ones- in your company. In this market place, trying to grow organically and increase sales, capacity utilization, and net margins is a difficult scenario. But for the smart acquirer, a significant opportunity exists to roll-up a series
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22 Apr

WHO OWN’S WHO?

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So admittedly we are showing our M&A-geek side here, but in doing a little research for an upcoming article about horizontal vs. vertical integration we came across one of these charts.  Then down the proverbial rabbit whole of google we went looking for more. We’ll refer you back to our article on horizontal vs. vertical
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10 Jan

MATT WHITAKER JOINS CLEAR ROCK

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Matt Whitaker Joins Clear Rock Clear Rock Associates, a middle market M&A advisory firm, is pleased to welcome Matt Whitaker to the Clear Rock team. Mr. Whitaker will be working as an M&A advisor to business owners and boards of directors for closely held businesses. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Whitaker brings extensive transactional experience
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