Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

New Study Reveals Key to M&A Success

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

I know what makes an M&A successful. I’ve participated in successful M&As, and I’ve studied successful M&As. But I haven’t seen anyone quantify the key factors in a merger and acquisition until I met John Jullens and learned of the study conducted by Strategy&.

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Topics: M&A

Why a Valuation is Essential for Reducing Risk

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:11 AM

 

Why is a valuation important when it comes to selling your business? Let’s look beyond the numbers, folks. Let’s talk about sleepless nights and all-out anxiety for you, the seller. If you want to keep the stress level down, then a valuation can be a great tool.

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Topics: M&A, Business Valuation

Digital Inkjet Can be Smart Investment for Companies Planning to Merge or Sell

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you’re on a trajectory to sell or merge your printing company in the next three to five years, you might want to take a look at digital inkjet.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printing Business, M&A, Strategy

10 Reasons to Update Your Business Website Before You Sell Your Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you are selling your business, your website is the first place a prospective buyer will go to learn about your company. An updated website which also acts as a lead-generating tool is a selling point you can leverage all the way to the bank.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A, Strategy

Confidentiality and Integrity are Crucial When Choosing Advisers to Help you Sell Your Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you have confidential information you want to protect while you are selling your business, what do you do? Choosing the right team of trustworthy advisers is the first step. They will have the expertise to help you navigate the sales process while protecting your privacy.

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Topics: M&A

Want to Sell Your Business? Think Like a Free Agent

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

You might not realize it, but business owners have a lot in common with free agent athletes. Not physically, perhaps, but professionally! If you want to set yourself up for a lucrative end game a.k.a. selling your business, you need to plan far ahead - just like a free agent.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Exit Planning, M&A

Prepare to Sell Your Business Early to Avoid a Retirement Fiasco

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

Americans are retiring later in life than ever, says a recent study. The reason why may in part be due to the fact that baby boomers are pushing off retirement. If you’re a business owner trying to avoid a late or nonexistent retirement, prepare to sell your business early.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Exit Planning, M&A

The Pitfalls of Selling Your Business Alone

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 @ 08:04 AM


One thing’s for sure, I wouldn’t have ever sold my business - at least at the price I did - without help from the experts. Yet, business owners are constantly convinced they can tackle the process solo. Here are three comments I frequently hear, and why you’re really hurting yourself in each scenario.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Exit Planning, M&A

Lessons Learned: How My Father Sold His Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 08:03 AM


When I started working for my father at Vomela in 1975, I knew virtually nothing about the business. But through the years, he would teach me countless life lessons about owning a company and creating a vision to successfully sell a business. 

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Succession Planning, Family Business, M&A, Rock's Story

4 Expert Legal Tips to Prepare for Selling a Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

 

If you’re new to selling a business, you may not realize some of the legal issues that go with it. That’s why I brought in Terri Krivosha, a strategic business attorney, to shed some light on four key legal topics to consider when selling your business.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A