Mergers and Acquisitions
M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

By: Kathryn M. Blom The M&A market has been booming, with the last five years moving at a head-spinning pace. COVID-19 may have momentarily dampened the market, but the fourth quarter of 2020 rebounded to be the strongest quarter in recent memory. 2021 is setting up to look even stronger, but all good things come to an end. Eventually. Given...

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Corporate Transparency Act and its Impact on Your Business

Corporate Transparency Act and its Impact on Your Business

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”), which requires all entities formed in or registered to do business in the United States to report beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), subject to some exceptions, by no later than January 1, 2022. Although the CTA...

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Why “Red Teaming” is Critical When Selling a Business

Why “Red Teaming” is Critical When Selling a Business

The military spends a lot of time planning, updating plans, scrapping plans and replanning. If you’ve ever served, you can attest to the amount of time and effort required to nail down every variable that is considered and planned for to achieve an objective. In many ways, your company is like the military. You spend time and effort creating...

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Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Deals can be complicated and adding the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix certainly hasn’t made it easier to buy or sell a business.  As the pandemic continues to create uncertainty for businesses, buyers and sellers can take steps now to mitigate risk in their transactions.  Aside from taking the appropriate precautions to stop the spread of...

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SBA Issues “Change of Ownership” Procedures for PPP Borrowers: M&A Transactions Must Now Be Reviewed for Compliance

SBA Issues “Change of Ownership” Procedures for PPP Borrowers: M&A Transactions Must Now Be Reviewed for Compliance

By: Lawrence J. Glusman On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a procedural notice regarding changes of ownership of an entity that has received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.  The notice does three main things – defines when a “change of ownership” is deemed to have occurred, details when and how lenders may...

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Modern Commercial Financing: Your Guide to Regulation A+

Attracting capital remains challenging for most investors due to regulatory burdens, higher capital costs, and the high risk, high return nature of venture capital. Often, capital projects won't get off the ground unless projected returns are above market rates. This "mini-IPO" or "on-ramp to IPO" allows investors to raise up to $50 million in a...

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Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Supply Chain: Are Your Standard Terms and Conditions Up-to-Date?

Haribo and Foxconn are coming to Wisconsin, and this announcement has created much excitement among suppliers and vendors seeking to become part of the supply chain. As these companies join the likes of other key manufacturing companies establishing production facilities in Wisconsin, approximately 200 companies are vying to provide supply chain...

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Is Now the Right Time to Get Your Company Ready to Sell?

Is Now the Right Time to Get Your Company Ready to Sell?

By Timothy J. Feldhausen Buying or selling a business, like many other decisions in life, is often accompanied by hesitation—doubt that causes an owner to second-guess their desire to exit their business and move on to their next adventure in life. In reality it is rarely, if ever, the “perfect” time to get married, start a family, or even embark...

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