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.


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.


Seller Insights: Brent Smith of Southern Lighting Gallery

After 23 years of running Southern Lighting Gallery, owner Brent Smith felt it was time to let someone take the reins and bring the business into the future. He sat down with use to share his experience with selling his business.


Business Owner Summit: Are You Prepared to Sell?

FourBridges was recently invited to participate in a Business Owners Summit where we discussed how business owners should be prepared to sell on a personal level, a business level and a financial planning level before moving forward with a transaction.


Seller Insights: Gary Carlson, North River Physical Therapy

Gary Carlson, former owner of North River Physical Therapy, sat down with us to talk about his business, the sale process, and his continued involvement with the company nearly 10 years after selling.


The Importance of Succession Planning

Selling your business might not be on your radar yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t begin preparing for the future. In the past few years, we’ve all learned to expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to your business.


FourSight: Q4’s Big Bounce Back

A regular series of market updates to help business owners – and their attorneys, bankers or wealth managers – better understand what’s happening in the world of mergers and acquisitions.


Selling Your Business? When To Go It Alone

Are you ready to hand over the keys to the castle you’ve spent the better part of your business life building? If so, you’ve got a lot to think about.

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