05:02:23 - This week in The Hub - Main Street Weekly
Curated from the world of SMB (small to medium business), What you need to know about buying, growing or selling small to medium businesses. The news, the pods, the social influencers.
We do the research and bring you what’s pertinent when you want to grow, scale, buy or sell your first or your next business.
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In the News/Blogs …
Bobby Kotick Says There Should Be More Mergers To Compete With Tencent
Bobby Kotick says American companies should arrange more acquisitions, despite regulator fears.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick continues to hit back against the Microsoft merger being blocked in the UK. Now, Kotick is saying that even more mergers should be permitted, in a bid to compete with the likes of Tencent.
These comments come from a discussion with CNBC, in which Kotick comments on the recent setback in getting the Microsoft deal over the line. Here, he says that the gaming industry needs more consolidation, despite Microsoft having already scooped up numerous studios over the past few years. (735 words) Read more here…
Analyze the Deal Like a Bank- 3 Questions to Ask Before You Call Your Lender
You’re evaluating a business. Are you the buyer or the seller? It doesn’t even matter. Unless there is a giant pile of cash going into this deal, a bank is going to be involved…you hope. But the bank has to be convinced it’s a good investment, a good risk for the bank. Otherwise, how will this deal get done? (1160 words) Read more here…
The drivers of M&A are changing, but the fundamentals of success are clear
The landscape of global banking is shifting rapidly under the pressures of competition, digitalization, regulation and – most recently – the end of an era of cheap money, heralding a period of slower growth.
As the landscape shifts, we’re seeing new models emerge, non-traditional competitors like fintechs and big techs enter the fray and traditional banks responding with their own transformations via – as is often the case when seismic change is happening – mergers and acquisitions. (1050 words) Read more here…
Acquire Your Way to Digital Transformation
M&A’s present an exciting opportunity for digital transformation, but if done poorly they could set you back even further.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) can play a key role in helping engineering organizations to transform digitally. Buying a business with great talent and technology can be a shortcut to reaping the benefits of digital transformation. But while effective integration can lead to big business advantages, M&As also bring new technological complexities. (1228 words) Read more now…
The Growth of Microlending and its Effect on Small Business Financing
How microlending is empowering businesses worldwide.
In recent years, microlending has expanded substantially, giving small firms access to capital that was previously out of their reach. Microlending has had a significant impact on small business financing, and many companies have benefited from easier access to capital.
This article will examine the development of microlending and how it has affected the financing of small businesses. (992 words) Read more now…
In the Pods …
Insights from $30B in M&A Transactions: Behind the Scenes with Pardis Nasseri - Jon Stoddard
Discover the secrets of success in the world of mergers and acquisitions with Pardis Nasseri, an industry-leading M&A advisor who has been involved in over $30 billion in transactions. In this exclusive video interview, Pardis shares valuable insights and behind-the-scenes stories from his illustrious career. Learn about the strategies, challenges, and nuances of high-stakes deals as we delve into the mind of a top M&A professional. Don't miss this rare opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding from an expert who has shaped the M&A landscape. Watch now and elevate your understanding of the complex world of mergers and acquisitions. [42:46] Watch now…
JP Morgan's Anu Aiyengar, Global Head M&A, speaking at NYU
JP Morgan is the largest bank in the U.S. and Anu Aiyengar is their head of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She’s the only female executive leading the franchise at a major Wall Street bank and one of Barron’s Most Influential Women in Finance. Anu joined a Q&A where she responded to questions from students around the world. The session was hosted at NYU's School of Professional Studies. [58:35] Watch now…
Sean's Insider Secrets of Mergers & Acquisitions - Sean Steele
This week I make a guest appearance on The Silicon Valley podcast. Hosted by Shawn Flynn, we reveal insider secrets to buying and selling businesses that will help you navigate a potential sale in the future with greater skill to maximise your outcome.
If you want to know the ins and outs of making the right moves, what to look out for in due diligence and what tricks investors play then have a listen. (53:47) Watch now…
My First Eight-Figure Business Acquisition Part One - Dan Bown | Jonathan Jay | 2023 | Buying a Business
Business mergers and acquisitions expert Jonathan Jay interviews Dan Bown, who bought his first business last year for an eight-figure deal. Jonathan Jay and Dan Bown provide valuable tips on how to approach potential business sellers, how to assess the value of a company, and how to negotiate a fair price.
If you are interested in business acquisition and buying an established business you can learn from Dan's experience. Whether you're looking to buy a small business or a larger company, this video will provide valuable insights into the acquisition process. [31:05] Watch now…
Malcolm Peace Shares Journey To Successful Small Business Acquisitions - How2Exit E117
Malcolm Peace is the founder of Tsetserra Growth Partners, a company specializing in buying family-owned small businesses with established Texas Legacies. Unlike traditional private equity and business brokers, Tsetserra uniquely positions itself to purchase businesses for the long term, with a focus on operating and growing them. [58:10] Watch now…
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In the Knowledge
Back to Basics - How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
Starting a business can be hard work, but if you break down the process of launching your new company into individual steps you can make it easier. Rather than spinning your wheels and guessing where to start, follow this 10-step checklist to transform your business from a lightbulb above your head into a real entity. (5159 words) Learn here…
A Refresher on the Types of Small Business Legal Structures, and Their Benefits
Now is an excellent time to review how your clients’ legal structure affects their business and personal taxes. Let’s look at the types of entities, how taxes are filed, and when clients should consider changing their entities. (1388 words) Read more now…
The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications for Year-2 of its Small Business Executive Training Program
Small business owners looking for professional development need look no further than SBA's T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Program. The program offers free business education and coaching to help accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses across the United States. (579 words) Read more now…
In the BIG Guys Corner … (middle market and above)
iLearningEngines to Go Public via Merger with Arrowroot Acquisition Corp
iLearningEngines (“iLearningEngines” or “the Company”), a leader in AI-powered learning automation and information intelligence for corporate and educational use, announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with Arrowroot Acquisition Corp. (ARRW), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Arrowroot Capital, a 10-year-old private equity firm specializing in enterprise software. (2465 words) Read more now…
Microsoft’s blockbuster deal to buy Activision is in jeopardy. Here’s what could happen next
For years, Microsoft flew under the radar as policymakers around the world went after Amazon, Facebook and Google as some of the biggest alleged threats to fair competition.
But now, more than two decades after its landmark court battle with the US government over browsers, Microsoft is firmly back in the antitrust hotseat. UK officials said Wednesday they will block the company’s $69 billion deal to acquire video game giant Activision-Blizzard. (925 words) Read more now…
In the Sosh … who to follow this week
Investor + Business Mentor - I help entrepreneurs acquire, grow, scale and exit 7, 8 and 9-figure businesses.
Connect with Roland on LinkedIn and look for his great content on youtube here
David C Barnett
I help you buy or sell a business anywhere with consulting, coaching and training services.
Connect with David on LinkedIn and Twitter: @DBarnettMoncton
In the calendar …
The Exit Meetup by Flippa, In a City Near You Soon
The Exit Meetup is a local meet-up for like-minded business owners.
Meet others, and talk about growth and the opportunity to buy or sell. Plus, hear from a successful acquisition entrepreneur. This is an informative and entertaining meetup aiming to connect owners and investors in a fun environment. Check it out
SMB Acquisitions Entrepreneurs Bi-Monthly Networking
A twice-monthly networking meeting where acquisitions entrepreneurs come together online to build teams, share ideas and resources, and help each other succeed. The first and Third Tuesday of each month. Check it out
SFSA - Networking Happy Hour - May 4, 2023 - Dallas, TX
SFSA is hosting a self-funded searcher meetup on May 4th, 2023. The event will be held at Chelsea Corner (4830 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204) at 5:30 p.m. CT and last until 8:30 p.m. CT. The event is sponsored by Search Investment Group, Lummis Consulting Services, Symphony Risk Solutions, and First Bank of the Lake. Check it out
Veterinary Investors and M&A Conference - May 10 - Parsippany, NJ
SAX AND KPMG present the first conference of its kind – focusing on investors, private equity funds, M&A advisors, lenders, legal professionals, consultants, and others who support the growth and innovation in the veterinary services industry. As it is our first conference year, there is no cost to attend this event. Breakfast, lunch, and networking opportunities will be available. Check it out
2023 Hold Co Conference - Sept 18-20 - Cleveland Ohio
The official “Un-Conference” of micro-PE. Where Holding Companies Meet, Learn, Scale, and Grow. Check it out
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