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Fueling Deals Podcast: Acquisitions

Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2019

John Bly is on Corey Kupfer's Fueling Deals Podcast today sharing his deal-making strategy. "It wasn't until my fifth acquisition that I ran into trouble. I enjoyed sharing my story and the importance of research with Corey," describes John. 

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Tags: merger and acquisition process, Merger & Acquisition, M&A strategy, grow through m&A

Listen To John Bly on Exit This Way Radio

Posted on Mon, Apr 20, 2015

John Bly, CPA, CVA, CM&AA, CGMA joined host Kerri Salls on Exit This Way™ to discuss current trends in Mergers & Acquisitions from an accounting viewpoint. He took the time to explain why every business owner should be ready ‘at any time’ to buy or sell a business by merger or acquisition.

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Tags: mergers and acquisitions, M&A, John Bly, business owner, merger and acquisition, M&A strategy, exit strategy

Top 3 Successes and Failures in Selling or Acquiring a Business

Posted on Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Selling or acquiring a business can be a complicated situation.  Just as there are successes in M&A, there are also failures when it comes to M&A.  We have created this blog post to help you learn what you can do correctly and how you can learn from other's mistakes when selling or acquiring a business.

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Tags: mergers and acquisitions, M&A, John Bly, certified public accountant, tax, M&A deal, m&a process, M&A strategy, Selling A Business

7 Mistakes Sellers Make When Selling Their Business

Posted on Wed, Sep 24, 2014

The typical business owner sells one business in his or her lifetime. On the contrary, corporate strategic buyers often acquire multiple businesses every year, and financial buyers can be even more active. Unfortunately, inexperienced sellers make mistakes that buyers can capitalize on.

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Tags: M&A, LBA Haynes Strand, business owner, M&A Firm, m&a process, M&A strategy, M&A consulting, Selling A Business

Merger & Acquisition Radio Interview Featuring John Bly

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

John Bly, Co-Managing Member of LBA Haynes Strand, was recently a guest on The Experience Pros Radio Show out of Aurora, CO.  The Experience Pros Radio Show is hosted by Angel Tuccy and Eric Reamer and is labeled as  "The Most Positive Business Talk Show In America."  This radio show has been around since 2009, winning numerous awards for their business interviews and ability to create an informative and entertaining radio show for business owners.

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Tags: M&A, John Bly, merger, M&A deal, Managing Member, Best M&A Firm, Merger & Acquisition, M&A strategy, M&A consulting, NC Small Business

Top 10 Seller Mistakes in M&A Transactions

Posted on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The top 10 preparation mistakes sellers make in getting ready to sell their company are:

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Tags: mergers and acquisitions, M&A services, M&A, merger and acquisition, merger, merger and acquisition process, M&A Firm, M&A deal, m&a process, Merger & Acquisition, M&A strategy, M&A consulting, M&A consulting service

M&A Guide: 14 Reasons Why Companies Sell

Posted on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

There are many reasons why the owners of a business may consider selling it.  The most obvious of which is because businesses, like any asset, are valuable.  Like many things of value, there is a market for the trade of companies - a market where people with different expectations for the future will value the same company differently, thus enabling a buyer and seller to come to a mutually agreeable "trade."

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Tags: mergers and acquisitions, M&A services, M&A, merger and acquisition, merger, merger and acquisition process, m&a process, Merger & Acquisition, M&A strategy

The Top 6 Reasons For Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

When preparing your business for a merger or an acquisition, it is important to first understand why.  Why are companies looking to merge with or acquire another company?  You need to understand the motives behind the deal, so that you can be prepared and not get lost in the M&A shuffle.  LBA Haynes Strand has found the following six reasons to be the top reasons for mergers and acquisitions in today's marketplace.

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Tags: mergers and acquisitions, M&A services, M&A, LBA Haynes Strand, merger and acquisition, merger, M&A deal, m&a process, Best M&A Firm, Merger & Acquisition, M&A strategy

Cracking The Code To M&A Growth: How to Find M&A Deals

Posted on Wed, Jul 02, 2014

When you share your company's vision with others - opportunities open up.  LBA Haynes Strand got the idea of creating a "Painted Picture" from Cameron Herold during a speech he gave several years ago.  He urged entrepreneurs to envision that "painted picture" of what their world would look like in three to five years.  We took this to heart and created our "Painted Picture", that had our firm almost doubling in size in that time period, and having multiple office locations.

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Tags: CPA firm, mergers and acquisitions, M&A, merger and acquisition, merger, M&A deal, M&A strategy, M&A consulting

Designing The Deal: Merger & Acquisition Deal Structure

Posted on Wed, Jun 25, 2014
Many times business owners believe that they have to have $1 million in cash to buy a $1 million business.  The truth is: You don't!  There are ways to get deals done, sometimes you just need to be a little creative. 
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Tags: CPA firm, mergers and acquisitions, M&A services, M&A, merger and acquisition, merger, merger and acquisition process, M&A Firm, m&a process, Due Diligence, M&A strategy