Dave’s Gourmet has seen buyer interest, could exit at or before USD 25m revenue milestone – CEO

Provided by Mergermarket Dave’s Gourmet, a San Francisco-based producer of hot sauces, has fielded approaches by business brokers representing larger suitors over the past year, said CEO Dave Hirschkop. Though these offers were turned down because “it wasn’t the right time,” the CEO acknowledged that the company’s goal for a potential exit is to reach … Continue reading Dave’s Gourmet has seen buyer interest, could exit at or before USD 25m revenue milestone – CEO

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Due Diligence: Four Questions to Make Smarter Acquisitions

Submitted by Jonathan Moore, CPA, Partner, Eric P. Gelb, CPA, Director and Ryan Mullin, Senior Associate Private equity firms, lenders, lawyers and other interested parties conduct due diligence to kick the tires on a potential transaction or target acquisition. Due diligence means the comprehensive review of a target company’s financial, operational, customers and markets, legal, tax, … Continue reading Due Diligence: Four Questions to Make Smarter Acquisitions

Fox buyer Disney to soon start RSN divests, sources say

Provided exclusively by Mergermarket, an Acuris company Walt Disney [NYSE:DIS] will ramp up a process to divest sports channels following shareholder votes this week on its bid to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox [NASDAQ:FOX], said a source and a person familiar with the matter. The companies are confident of securing Fox and Disney shareholder … Continue reading Fox buyer Disney to soon start RSN divests, sources say

Making Your Exit: Succession Planning for Private Equity Partners

Provided by First Republic Investment Management first published September 11, 2017 Successful succession planning is, regardless of industry, rarely simple. The nature of private equity, however, adds additional elements of complexity into the mix, from long investment life cycles and illiquid assets to the specialized roles partners play within their own firms. With many industry professionals … Continue reading Making Your Exit: Succession Planning for Private Equity Partners

Medidata deal spree to continue, focus on new markets, CEO says

Provided by Mergermarket By Claire Rychlewski in Chicago   Medidata Solutions [NASDAQ:MDSO] is focused on executing its acquisition strategy through tuck-in deals despite operating in an industry that has seen strong takeover interest in recent years, said CEO Tarek Sherif. Last month, the New York-based healthcare software services provider completed its seventh acquisition when it … Continue reading Medidata deal spree to continue, focus on new markets, CEO says

Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead

Provided by Plante Moran Written by: Michael Monaghan, Kurt Piwko Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our tax reform playbook can help. Take a systematic approach to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) to … Continue reading Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead

Dealmaking with Family Offices

By Marcia Nelson More and more family offices are getting into the deal space, either alongside traditional PE or competing with funds for direct investments. But family offices are quirky. It’s often said that “If you’ve seen one family office you’ve seen one family office.” So how can middle-market dealmakers set themselves up for success … Continue reading Dealmaking with Family Offices