The ability to move quickly can be crucial in successfully closing a deal. A large part of that means having financing ready so you can swiftly respond to the seller’s decision. I was reading a post about Steve Ballmer’s $2 billion acquisition of the LA Clippers that illustrates why having your financial package prepared is […]

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Your ability and willingness to close a transaction can help position you as a preferred buyer. Just like in buying a house, sellers look favorably upon buyers for whom financing is not a contingency of closing.  If you already have financing secured not only do you have the willingness to close a transaction quickly, you […]

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“The best opportunities are the ones we’re pursuing and not the other way around.” This comment in The Wall Street Journal from Smadar Levi, CFO of MyHeritage.com, is one I wholeheartedly agree with. She is quoted in an article about the growing number of startups seeking to be acquired. With fewer financing options available to […]

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Just 22 days after announcing its plans to acquire NewsPage Holdings, Verso Paper is facing some trouble pulling together the financing for the deal. What does Verso’s latest announcement mean? Will the deal still move forward? Capstone CEO David Braun and Managing Director John Dearing analyze the latest developments in the Memphis Business Journal. Read […]

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