In our last post, we discussed that of the 4 critical items, (Profitability, Asset Quality, Liquidity and Leverage) 3 of them are from the Balance Sheet. The 4th, Profitability is on the Profit and Loss Statement, sometimes called the P&L or the Income Statement.
You're busy running your business and all of a sudden you get a phone call from a potential suitor that is interested in buying your business. You're flattered, intrigued, you might even consider selling. But what's the value of your business? How do you structure the sale? What's going to be your tax liability? What's the number you walk away with? Are you and the business ready to sell?
There seems to be a lot of business acquisition activity in the marketplace right now. I have several clients that are in various stages of this process. Depending on whether you're on the buy side or the sell side, here are three ways the acquisition can get financed.