Topic: 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

The Issue – March 2017

In this issue, Bob Weis discusses the importance of skill-sets traditionally associated with sales that should be present in a CFO if s/he is to be an effective communicator of a company’s financial information. This is particularly true in times of change such as growth or contraction. He cites a number of case studies from his experience and other respected sources (including the Harvard Business Review) and offers some insightful quotes from business leaders to build the case for looking beyond the numbers. He builds the case for seeking outside expertise on a part-time basis to assist the current CFO when unique or temporary circumstances are encountered such as mergers, acquisitions, foreign expansion, turnarounds, and rapid growth that strain capabilities. Read More

Surviving M&A Due Diligence

In this blog, Joe Markunas discusses the challenges of Due Diligence in an M&A Transaction. He explains why; if you are or will be entering into a sale or merger event, or if you are a professional adviser to a client doing so; your transaction will be enhanced by our CFOS2GO Due Diligence support. 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 Issue – November 2016

In this issue one of our partners, Jack Doty, discuss the role of the Consulting CFO and the challenges a business encounters where an experienced CFO can add considerable value and insight. He expresses how properly faced, crisis and growth challenges are the very opportunities that cause companies to grow and prosper…”. He has included some case history from his work to illustrate key points. 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

BURR PILGER MAYER, CFOS2GO AND EULER HERMES HOSTED ECONOMIST DAN NORTH

Coffee & Conversation: A 2016 Economic Overview with Dan North. Euler Hermes’ Dan North, Chief Economist for North America, presented his analysis of current events globally and how our markets may be affected in the next year. 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

The Issue – February 2013

Maximize your value to a Strategic Buyer
In this issue, Guest Author, guest contributor Sima Hsu, Managing Director of Sima Consultancy, offers her insight into assisting strategic business sellers maximize the value of their companies through planning and preparation, and avoiding pitfalls often encountered by small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s). Read More