Strategy and Company Growth

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In the latest edition of Accounting Today, Capstone Founder and CEO David Braun shares his thoughts on why audits (and audited financials) are crucial to M&A success. Why the audit is the key to M&A success

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Capstone CEO and Founder David Braun is the author of an article for Managed Healthcare Executive magazine. The article examines recent merger activity within the healthcare industry and looks at potential future trends in healthcare M&A. Read the entire article at: https://www.managedhealthcareexecutive.com/view/what-s-next-in-healthcare-mergers-acquisitions

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Regarding mergers and acquisitions, the healthcare industry was one of the most active in 2021. Capstone Strategic Founder and CEO David Braun recently spoke with the publication Healthcare Business Today to share some insight on growth strategy for healthcare companies considering M&A. https://www.healthcarebusinesstoday.com/ma-growth-strategy-for-healthcare-companies/  

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Capstone CEO David Braun and his advice for those considering mergers and acquisitions with the telecommunications industry is a cover story for the December 2021 issue of Telecom Reseller magazine. Read the complete article at: https://telecomreseller.com/2021/12/01/telecom-reseller-december-2021/#flipbook-df_152395/1/

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In this recent issue of the food industry publication, The Food Institute, Capstone CEO David Braun discusses why increasing M&A activity is being seen throughout the complex and interconnected food system. https://foodinstitute.com/focus/analysis-food-industry-ma-activity-shows-no-signs-of-slowing/

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Capstone CEO David Braun shared his insights with the business website Real Money, about the recent news of large conglomerates like General Electric and Johnson & Johnson splitting into separate companies. And why other large, established companies may follow suit. https://realmoney.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/ge-isn-t-the-only-aging-company-that-could-benefit-from-a-breakup-15830176

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When it comes to global M&A activity, no sector has been hotter than the one known as TMT; Tech, Media, and Telecommunications. In the latest edition of Telecom Reseller, Capstone Strategic CEO David Braun shares his advice for companies considering strategic growth by acquiring a telecom company. https://telecomreseller.com/2021/11/09/what-to-consider-for-your-telecom-ma-deal/

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In the current issue of Supply Chain Management Review, Capstone CEO David Braun offers both advice, and some vital questions to answer for those manufacturing and supply chain companies who may be considering growth through acquisition. https://www.scmr.com/article/manufacturing_growth_through_acquisition_what_to_know_and_what_to_ask

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Workers of the baby boom generation continue to retire in great numbers. Many of their fellow Boomers who are business owners are also planning retirement.  That is creating a new set of challenges for them, and for the economy. According to information from the U.S Census Bureau, Boomers own over 2 million small businesses, employing […]

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“SPAC, SPAC, SPAC!” is what many business podcasts, newspapers and news outlets have been repeating to everyone listening. “Special Purpose Acquisition Companies” aka“SPACs”, have garnered the attention of many as they continuously break funding and deal volume records. SPACs, also referred to as “blank check companies,” have been around for decades and are formed to […]

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Companies that incorporate mergers and acquisitions into their long-term strategic planning may be better positioned to take advantage of macro- and microeconomic conditions that impact deal-making in their favor. The 2020 challenges impacted and continue to impact all industries, however unequally. In yachting, reports in the months of March, April and May highlighted challenging times […]

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In this financial marketplace dominated by goliath banks, credit unions stand apart due to their collaborative nature and commitment to service. Credit Union Service Organizations (CUSOs) have the same spirit of credit unions.  A CUSO is an organization that is owned by credit unions in whole or in part that provides permitted financial services and/or […]

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As the world adjusts to the new normal, some organizations are struggling to adapt whereas others are thriving. Credit unions are no different. COVID-19 has caused disruption to the normal credit union operations and has economically impacted many members and employees. Credit unions are weathering this pandemic by caring for the needs of their members and by embracing digital banking and additional lending […]

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The fact that M&A deals have continued to take place despite the ‘Great Lockdown’ (as UBS described the 2020  coronavirus developments) suggests that mergers and acquisitions and more broadly, external growth initiatives, should be part of a company’s strategic planning considerations regardless of broader circumstances. Companies that have a clear vision and are regularly evaluating […]

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While the world is adjusting to the new normal, some businesses are struggling to adapt whereas others are thriving. Due to COVID -19 related challenges, many owners are selling their businesses. We see an incredible opportunity for firms that have acquisitions on their radar.   For those of you who want to grow through M&A, here are four mistakes to avoid:  Lack of a concise strategy– Failing to have a concise strategy is the number one […]

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The deal structure in an M&A transaction is the collection of terms and conditions that encompass the deal. Three traditional ways of structuring an M&A deal are through an asset purchase, a stock purchase, or a merger. The preferred deal structure is usually agreed to in the Letter of Intent. Once due diligence is complete, […]

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Quality research is essential to the success of any acquisition plan. Once you have identified a specific company as a prospective acquisition, it is essential that you perform primary research in addition to typical secondary (online or database) research. Primary research involves getting on the phone and talking to people who deal with the company on […]

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Doing the groundwork for the sale of a business can be a challenging process for owners. Although there is no one size fits all solution to help owners prepare for a sale, meticulous preparation is vital. Primarily there are four areas to focus on Valuation – A professional valuation will give the owner a realistic […]

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In my last 30 years of helping companies grow, one of the most common questions I have come across is “how much is my company worth?”. Bringing together the financial (valuation) and non-financial (evaluation) pieces of the puzzle will help you determine the value of a company. Valuation refers to the economic value you place […]

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“Generation Z” is the generation following Millennials. Pew Research has defined Gen Z as anyone who was born after 1996. They grew up with technology, supposedly tend to maintain shorter attention spans and are very different from Millennials. Gen Z has already started to enter the workforce and there is no denying the fact that […]

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