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What To Do When Getting Out Means Staying On

2018-08-16T17:00:50+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Eric Enge founded Stone Temple Consulting in 1997. By the time he sold it in 2018, the marketing services business had almost 70 employees, $9 million in annual revenue, and counted fifteen Fortune 500 level among its client base. Successfully selling a service-based business can be hard. Enge knew that one of Stone Temple’s key assets [...]

Cracking the Amazon e-Commerce Code

2018-08-09T17:29:35+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Sophie Howard launched her first Amazon business, selling premium handmade products from Nepal. Within 18 months, she’d reached $2 million in revenue for a company that was only taking her a day a week to run.  While it sounds like the perfect source of passive income, Howard had specifically grown her company to be sold. But selling [...]

How Chris-Craft & Indian Motorcycle Were Built to Sell

2018-08-02T15:22:21+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

When the opportunity to buy the storied boat manufacturer Chris-Craft came along in 2001, Stephen Heese pledged roughly 80% of his net worth to buy the assets of the bankrupt company with the help of his friend and business partner, Stephen Julius. The partners set about to rebuild the value of the iconic company and last [...]

Getting Out Quick And Clean

2018-07-26T16:25:30+00:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Spread Effect is a San Diego-based online content creator, founded in 2010 by Nathaniel Broughton and his partners. The company writes articles on behalf of marketing agencies and distributes them to specialty websites.   By 2014, Spread Effect employed 30 staff and had $4 million dollars in revenue. Despite his rapid growth, Broughton was ready to [...]

A Good Acquisition Offer Goes Horribly Wrong

2018-07-19T20:08:34+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Impres Engineering is a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining company specializing in custom machined aluminum products in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you want a product prototype made of aluminum to pitch investors or would-be customers, Ross Hoek is your guy. After 21 years running his business, Hoek decided it was time to sell his 16-employee company [...]

Niche Down To Jack Up Your Value

2018-07-12T17:47:41+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Gabriel Galvez founded Merger Labs to generate more leads for his investment banking clients by offering them digital marketing services. What started as a side project grew more quickly than anticipated, and within 18 months, Merger Labs was experiencing growing pains executing their marketing campaigns. The company needed operations help, but instead of building the expertise in [...]

Salsa Maker Gets Contract With Whole Foods On Her Way To A Surprising Exit

2018-07-10T17:16:46+00:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Julie Nirvelli started selling her homemade tomatillo salsa in farmer’s markets and quickly translated her grassroots success into contracts with Whole Foods, Kroger, and Safeway that saw her salsa on the shelves of more than 2000 stores. But things were not as rosy as they appeared. Nirvelli sold through distributors who took their time to pay [...]

How Jennifer Aniston And Reese Witherspoon Helped Viviscal Exit For 15 x EBITDA

2018-06-22T21:40:00+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

James Murphy, Founder and CEO of Ireland-based Lifes2Good, bought and developed Viviscal, which is a product that promotes hair regrowth for women. Viviscal got endorsements from A-list celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon on its way to €50 million in revenue. Murphy received 10 offers for the company and narrowed it down to two finalists. [...]

Learning From Acquisitions That Fall Apart

2018-06-07T17:34:48+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Article|

John McCann sold The Bolt Supply House to Lawson Products (NASDAQ: LAWS) at the end of 2017. McCann’s strategy involved learning from the acquirers who knocked on his door. He invited would-be buyers into The Bolt Supply House and listened to what they had to say. He was not committed to selling, but instead wanted to [...]

From $15 In His Pocket To A $3.2M Exit

2018-05-30T17:32:37+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

In 1961, Kamal Yadav arrived in the United States with $15 in his pocket.  He started Chemco Industries in 1975 and grew the business to $3M in revenue. Chemco sells environmentally-friendly cleaning chemicals, and their customers included Walmart, eBay, Amazon, and the federal government. When his children didn’t express interest in taking over the business, Kamal [...]

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Transitions In Business is an independent firm, servicing medium sized businesses and their respective buyers. Our vision is to effectively guide corporate ownership through the many obstacles of mergers and acquisitions by confidently offering a clear and honest partnership. Our process includes confidentially engaging and vetting qualified buyers that will maximize the transaction benefits for both the seller and the buyer of a business.