• Looking to Invest $1,000,000 in Buy/Sell Business Web-Based Platform

    Kris Tabetando, principal of VMG, is looking to invest $1,000,000 to acquire a web-based business that is involved in helping business owners buy & sell businesses or raise capital. Examples of such businesses include businesses-for-sale online marketplaces, news websites, information websites, paid/unpaid subscription websites, portals, forums, or blogs related to buying & selling businesses or raising capital. All […]

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  • Structuring Earnouts in Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

    WHAT IS AN EARNOUT? In technology mergers or acquisitions, an earnout refers to a deal structure in which the buyer pays part of the purchase price of the tech company post-closing if the seller achieves certain goals. These goals may be financial or operational targets. As the name earnout indicates, the seller must “earn” a portion of the […]

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  • How to Assess Synergies in a Mergers and Acquisitions Transaction

    The reason for doing any merger or acquisition should be simple. Don’t complicate the basic idea. You don’t need a complex idea to justify your M&A transaction. Keep it simple. Many buyers try to over-complicate the strategy behind an M&A deal because they believe they have to be abnormally clever to be successful. Yes, many businesses […]

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  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Asset Sale versus Stock Sale

    Every business is unique. Therefore, every merger or acquisition transaction between any 2 or more businesses will inevitably be unique. There are a myriad of ways that any M&A deal can be structured. However, the ultimate objective is simple: To structure a deal that satisfies the objectives of the buyer and seller in a transaction. Of course, […]

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