2Go Blog: Mergers & Acquisitions

“Hello. We want to buy your Company.” Now what do you do?

In this blog, CFOs2GO lead partner of Strategic Services Practice, Tom Sheppard discusses the process of selling your company and shares the questions that need to be addressed in this process. Read More

Is the Deck Stacked Against Foreign Firms Entering the U.S.?

In this blog, founding Partner, Bob Weis cites a blog in The Economist that discusses the challenges foreign firms face when entering the US Market. He then explains how local expertise will likely turn the negative numbers described by The Economist in your favor. Read More

The Five-Year Business Plan: Using It to Sell Your Startup!

In this blog, Michaela discusses the importance of a five-year business plan for a startup and how it is a valuable asset that can act as an internal road-map for management decision making and serve as the basis for supporting your pitch to investors about future growth prospects. Read More

Will I Miss the Window to Sell My Business?

In this blog, founding Partner, Bob Weis discusses the key elements of a M&A negotiation as the Baby Boom Generation is passing the torch of leadership. With years of experience in M&A execution, Bob shares the importance of preparation and having qualified professionals advisers, as well the common mistakes business owners make. Read More

What is the Right Level of Financial Leadership in a Rapidly Growing Business?

In this blog, Bob builds on his previous blog “Is it Time to Hire a CFO?” and addresses the full range of financial leadership and accounting positions between bookkeeper and CFO that can be required when a company is experiencing the dynamics of growth. He goes further into commenting on financial titles and to what businesses they are relevant to. Read More

Post Merger Integration: Why a Conduit is an Essential Part of Success

New Partner and co-leader of CFOs2GO’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Michaela Gifford, has successfully guided businesses worldwide as a financial leader, working with firms in the U.S. and Japan. In this blog, Michaela shares her thoughts on post-merger execution and integration, which are the most critical elements leading to the success of a transaction. She discusses the plans, risks and various scenarios that along with the strategy to help move things along. Read More

So You Need a Valuation? Why? What’s the Purpose?

There are lots of reasons for a privately-owned business to consider a valuation.  These might … Read More

Look behind the facade with International Acquisitions

The recent announcement of the enormous write-down ($8.8 billion, with a “b”) by Hewlett-Packard in … Read More