FourBridges Insights & News

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 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. 


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.


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.


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.


Biz Owner Masterclass: Why Partner with an Investment Banker to Sell?

Recently, I was invited to participate in Raymond James’ IBex Institute for Business Owner Excellence Master Class. In the interactive roundtable discussion with business owners, I shared insights on working with a lower market investment banking referral partner when selling your business.


Seller Insights: Michael Tremain of Sovereign's Capital

What does the sale of a business look like from the perspective of a private equity partner? In this less-traditional version of our Seller Insights series, we sat down with Michael Tremain, managing partner of the private equity group at Sovereign’s Capital. Tremains’ group focuses on investing in companies in a wide range of industries that have revenues between $10 million and $100 million, and owner earnings of $3 million to $20 million. When it came time to consider a sale of one of their portfolio companies, RestorePro, Tremain advised the ownership group, which included management, to engage FourBridges. In this interview, Michael gave us a look into how a decision-heavy sales process works with private equity involvement.


What’s Next for the Construction and Building Products Industries? with Kathryn Thompson of TRG

We sat down with Kathryn Thompson to talk about the future of the construction and building products industries and discuss everything from inflation projections to the effects of global crises


FourSight: Private Equity Buyers Were Cautious in Q2

The biggest headline in GF Data’s Q2 report shouldn’t come as a huge surprise: “Private equity buyers continued to tap the brakes in 2Q.” With rising interest rates, inflation on an upward trajectory, ongoing supply chain strains and geopolitical uncertainty, deal volume continued to trend downward in the second quarter of 2022.

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