The mergers and acquisitions industry is like most others, having developed a lexicon and vocabulary that are unique to the work we do. However, oftentimes these terms and the verbiage we use can be very confusing to non-M&A professionals.
To address this issue, several years ago we decided to create a glossary of terms and provide it not only to business owners that attend our M&A seminars but also include it in our Research Library so that readers who are browsing our site can download the glossary for free.
Our primary role as M&A professionals is to educate our clients on the process that we are going to be taking them through. Part of this learning curve is to help them understand the terminology we use on a regular basis. As we proceed through the 9 to 14-month journey with them, they will understand key phrases such as:
This is just a small sample of the more than 100 terms we have defined for you in our whitepaper on this topic. If you would like to download the entire glossary, you can do so here:
Knowledge is Power
If you have attended a Generational Equity M&A seminar, then your education process has already started. As our clients attest, the education we provide to business owners in our workshops is well worth the investment of a few hours of your time:
Our complimentary glossary and all of our research papers are designed to help educate business owners on one of the most important processes that they will ever undertake: monetizing their largest asset and doing so in an optimal fashion that benefits the owner financially and maintains the legacy built over time.
Are you at a point where you are beginning to contemplate your next move as a business owner?
Has the risk vs. reward equation begun to tilt more heavily towards the risk side of the scale?
Is it becoming clear that your children are uninterested and your employees are financially unable to buy you out?
If your answer to any of these is yes (and especially if it is yes to all of them), then you need to reach out to Generational Equity, attend one of our exit planning workshops, and meet with our professionals one-on-one while there. Not only are we great at creating useful M&A glossaries, we are also the leading lower middle-market M&A firm in North America.
By Carl Doerksen, Director of Corporate Development at Generational Equity.
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