Mark your calendars for April 10th! It’s the official launch date for my new book Successful Acquisitions. To celebrate Successful Acquisitions, I’ll be hosting a free, live webinar. This is your chance to hear about the inspiration for writing Successful Acquisitions and ask me questions about the book. I’m excited to hear from you and […]

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As a consultant, I frequently hear the question, “How do I find good acquisition prospects?” Executives can be overwhelmed by the number and variety of potential companies.  It can be challenging to prioritize your search. This month, I will be leading a webinar “Discovering Prospects” on Thursday, March 21 at 1:00 pm EDT.  I will […]

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As, you know I am a strong advocate for the “markets first” approach to searching for acquisition targets. The idea is that before you look for a company to buy, you define the market in which you are going to conduct your search. The reason for first selecting a market is to ensure that there […]

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Join me for a webinar next Thursday, January 17 at 11:00 AM EST on Finding Opportunity for Growth Growth is in the very nature of business. Once a company loses its appetite for expansion, it is almost certainly settling into decline.  It’s time to look outward and forward. It’s time for growth. You will learn […]

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Many people see due diligence as a formal process of checking documents toward the end of the acquisition process. The traditional functions of due diligence in company acquisitions have included: 1) Evaluating strengths and weaknesses 2) Uncovering liabilities 3) Renegotiating based on findings 4) Checking the boxes and filling in the blanks All of these […]

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David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC-based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar. We’ve heard from our audience that they want an opportunity to earn CPE credits by the end of the year, so we’ve developed a webinar on an in-demand topic: current legal topics in M&A. Even if you are not a […]

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Join Capstone CEO David Braun as he leads a webinar on how to successfully plan and execute the integration of two companies. The closing of a deal is the fruition of months — even years — of hard work. With it, though, comes a whole new round of work that begins the moment the ink […]

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John Dearing, Managing Director of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar. You’ve formulated your acquisition strategy. You’ve assembled your growth team. You’ve researched and selected the top markets for growth. Now, let Capstone show you how to find the best acquisition targets in those markets. The next step in […]

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Wednesday, February 29 at 1:00 PM ET Register NOW! David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar to help you understand the market and to help stimulate the growth of your business. There is a unique opportunity in the market to grow your business through M&A. However, […]

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Don’t let a rocky integration spoil the fruits of a partnership that has been primed for success. Let Capstone help you understand how to plan and prepare for a happy marriage of two companies! David will speak for approximately one hour followed by a question-and-answer session. You’ll learn how to: -Explain the different levels of […]

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As someone who has always preached that valuation is more of an “art than science,” I found it interesting when reading a recent Washington Post article on cooking ribs that one of the experts used this same phrase.  Of course, he was referring to the ambient temperature outside of the smoker and the amount of […]

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Join Capstone CEO David Braun as he continues the Capstone Strategic Webinar series with insights into the Mergers & Acquisitions market and how you can grow your business. Picking Top-Notch Markets There is a unique opportunity in the next 12-15 months to grow your business through M&A.  However, before you start to go after acquisition […]

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Join Capstone CEO David Braun as he leads a webinar on how to maximize the time and effort you put into due diligence during the acquisition process. Due diligence has traditionally been seen as a “check the box”  exercise, but a new way of thinking about due diligence has come to the forefront.  Due diligence […]

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“The First Date”: Contacting Owners and Successful First Meetings CPE Credit Awarded Thursday, July, 29 2010; 11:00 AM ET Hosted by David Braun, Capstone CEO David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar with Capstone Project Manager Gretchen Johnson. Having identified the target companies you would like […]

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John Dearing, Managing Director of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar with Capstone Analyst Bob Kwaja. You’ve formulated your acquisition strategy.  You’ve assembled your growth team. You’ve researched and selected the top markets for growth.  Now, let Capstone show you how to find the best acquisition targets in those […]

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Capstone Webinar: Discovering the Right Markets for Growth David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar with Capstone Senior Analyst Matt Craft. There is a unique opportunity in the next 12-15 months to grow your business through M&A.  However, before you start to go after acquisition prospects, […]

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Capstone Webinar: Finding Opportunity for Growth in Tough Times CPE Credit Awarded Thursday, April 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC- based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar. David will focus on where you can find opportunity for growth in the toughest economy in a generation.  His main […]

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M&A: From LOI to Close CPE Credit Awarded Thursday, March 11, 2010; 1:00 PM ET David Braun is hosting a webinar with Capstone Senior Vice President Wes Teague. Building on the success of our last webinar on Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A, Capstone is presenting a new program that will lead you through one of […]

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I am hosting a webinar tomorrow (December 17) with CPE credit being awarded! We’ve heard from our audience that they want an opportunity to earn CPE credits by the end of the year, so we’ve developed a webinar on an in-demand topic: current legal topics in M&A. Even if you are not a member of the […]

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On Friday, August 21, 2009, Capstone will be hosting a webinar on maximizing the time and effort put into due diligence in the acquisition process. Due diligence has traditionally been seen as a “check the box”  exercise – you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a target, uncover liabilities and understand risk in order to […]

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