Archive for August 2018

By: Tim Keane, ACA Member, Golden Angel Investors

This post originally appeared on Tim's blog.

Preparation: Key to Successful Private Transactions, especially in Hot Markets

For leaders of private, closely held companies, selling the company is an important and critical event in their lives.  There are several important considerations in managing the sales process to maximize results, avoid both delays and failure to close, all centered around preparation for the entire selling cycle.

In mid-2018 private equity transaction prices are at very high levels. This is good news for well prepared sellers who are able to execute on best practices when selling. 

Even in hot markets, however, a lack of preparation will produce a less than optimal outcome. 

By: Marianne Hudson, ACA Executive Director

This blog post first appeared on the Mainstar Trust blog.  

Being an angel investor has a certain cache. You’re sought after by entrepreneurs and assess the value of their ideas. You choose whether or not to invest, and how to make those investments – whether it is a self-directed IRA or with non-retirement funds.  And when things go well, you make money and you are a part of getting a business off the ground. In this light, who wouldn’t want to be an angel investor? 

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