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Learn what's happening in the world of mergers and acquisitions – from industry updates and market trends to all kinds of tips and how-to's.


What Happens to Your Employees After You Sell Your Business?

Long-time employees have seen your business grow and change, and they may even know more about your company than you do. Does selling your business mean leaving employees high and dry? 


FourSight: Q1 Was a Tale of Three Cities

The latest GF Data report reveals that Q1 M&A activity was marked by mixed messages. While deal volume remained constrained, valuations were up for top tier companies that continued to see the bulk of the action.


Podcast Recap: Why You Should Professionalize Any Business w/ Andy Stockett & Tom Rowland

Andy joined a past client and friend, Tom Rowland, on his podcast to discuss why fishing guides should view themselves as a small business, and what planning and financial procedures they should consider putting in place.


How Can Your Business Benefit from an Operating System? w/ Ken DeWitt, EOS Implementer

Chris Rowe and Andy Stockett sat down with Ken Dewitt, their EOS implementer, to discuss the difficult tasks of leading a successful business, entrusting others with leadership roles, and communicating effectively with your team.


FourSight: Q4 Deal Volume Dips, But Still Plenty of Dry Powder

Here are some key takeaways from GF Data’s Q4 report, which focuses on private M&A transactions valued from $10 to $250 million.


How will the Industrial Services and Construction Industries Fare in 2023? w/ Kathryn Thompson of TRG

FourBridges’ Managing Directors Andy Stockett and Ralph Montgomery sat down with Kathryn Thompson, founding partner and CEO of the Thompson Research Group, to talk about the outlook for the building products and industrial services industries in 2023.


What a Business Owner Should Know About Valuation

Is business valuation art, science, or a little bit of both? From the different approaches used to create them to the varied methodologies and nuances within each approach, formal valuations are inherently complex. 


Electrifying Transaction: FourBridges Lights Up a Deal for IER Electrical

FourBridges announced today that IER Electrical Equipment and Controls has been acquired by Chicago Switchboard, Inc.


Supplier to Home Appliance Manufacturers Acquired by Private Equity Group

FourBridges Capital announced today the acquisition of a home appliance manufacturer supplier (“the Company”) by a private equity group that invests primarily in the manufacturing and distribution business sectors.


3 Biggest Mistakes Biz Sellers Should Avoid in 2023

For those that are thinking of selling their business this year, these are especially loaded questions. Making the wrong decision can cost you dearly, and navigating the uncertain waters of 2023 can seem daunting, to say the least. Here are three mistakes to avoid if you’re thinking of selling your business in 2023.



Selling Your Business? It’s Time to Get Your Financials in Order 

Plenty of successful small businesses still operate “out of a cigar box,” where determining if you had a good month is as easy as opening the box to see if there’s any money left in there. Hey, we’re not judging — whatever works for you. But when it comes to selling your business, one of the first things you need to do is get your financials in order.


2023 Seller Forecast w/ Andy Stockett

FourBridges Managing Director Andy Stockett weighs in on what it all means for business owners that are considering a sale in 2023. From what he’s currently seeing in the market to tips for those looking to sell, Andy covers the burning questions on every business owner’s mind right now.

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