Happy New Year! From all of us here at OneAccord, we hope 2018 is a year of peace, prosperity, new horizons pulled in close and big hairy audacious goals — both set and reached.
These are the most popular posts from the OneAccord Capital blog for the past year, starting with the most popular and working down through the top fice. Catch up on anything you missed, enjoy a review of what you've already enjoyed and take it with you into 2018.
Easily one of the most in-demand topics of 2017, employee stock ownership plans are a huge topic and a solid option for some business owners looking to transition out of their company. However, the ESOP is not a good option for every business. This post explains.
Last year we saw some interesting things happening with mergers and acquisitions, not the least of which were soaring multiples and increased interest in the lower end of the market. The question on many business owners' minds now is what we can expect as 2018 unfolds.
Earnouts are far from perfect — in fact, consider them a last resort. They have their place as a useful way to bridge the gap when there's disagreement over the price of the business you are selling, but be sure you are absolutely clear on what you're walking into when considering an earnout.
The conclusion of the series that began with number two in this list. (Somehow the second installment of this three-part series didn't even make the top 10 list of blog posts from 2017, but if you feel like something is missing after reading parts one and three, you can find it here.)
A well-constructed letter of intent (LOI) can save time and headaches in the process of selling your business. This post laid out the basics of a solid LOI, what red flags to look for when creating one and where to put your foot down to avoid issues later in the process.
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