Insights

Why Strategies?

March 3, 2015

I spend a lot of time thinking about the M&A industry. Many of us have been deal makers in recent history and we all now work closely with many M&A firms on a day to day basis. It is an interesting position to be in – to learn through the observance of many firms, what […]

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Lean start up methodology in M&A

October 27, 2014

By now, many are familiar and actively applying Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup to their business decision-making. His methodology aims to help improve success for businesses in any industry. The ideas behind these methodologies are becoming increasingly essential for businesses. As far as M&A goes, technology is cutting costs and pushing investment bankers and private […]

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M&A Intermediary Directory Video

October 22, 2014

Introducing CapTarget’s M&A Intermediary Directory from CapTarget on Vimeo. Watch in full-screen for the best viewing experience. There are plenty of deal flow aggregation tools available online. The growing consensus amongst dealmakers is that such platforms are presenting a lesser quantity of quality deals, and further, are limited to having full exposure to deal opportunities […]

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A note from CAPTARGET’s CEO.

October 8, 2014

The idea of helping deal professionals be the best they can be is very true to my heart. While our company is evolving, the spirit of CAPTARGET remains the same. Before starting the company, I often thought about the day when a one man shop with the right support could be viewed as competitive as larger […]

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What is your CPA?

September 30, 2014

CPA isn’t just the title of your accountant, it also means Cost Per Acquisition. CPA is a common term used in online marketing to measure the cost of acquiring a client or customer. Knowing these costs is key to managing your overall operating strategy. As mentioned in past posts, M&A firms are often small businesses […]

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3 Notable M&A Firm Websites

September 25, 2014

With the internet recently taking over our lives, many firms are still playing catch up with the digital space and falling behind their competition. We advise all our clients to aggressively and effectively communicate online as it is essential for deal flow. Our latest service additions in Brand Management have exposed several clients to the measurable […]

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4 Traits of Successful M&A Advisors

September 23, 2014

M&A advisors and investment bankers are a diverse group. While each banker can bring a special skill or expertise set to their firm, these four common traits are shared amongst the most successful middle market M&A professionals. 1. Pipeline Focused– The best M&A professionals don’t allow themselves to be bogged down in the deal process. […]

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Effective Business Management

September 19, 2014

From time to time,CAPTARGET clients reach out to us to ask our opinion about operational norms in M&A. One of the most common questions we get asked is what CRM we use/recommend. While we have worked with a great firm called Nutshell, the reality is that there are many good systems to choose from. Nutshell […]

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Dress to Impress

September 12, 2014

As headlines are flooded with the latest billion-dollar acquisition, the middle market has also unfolded with promising industry reports. Baby Boomers are transitioning out of the work force and millennials are in the business of building and selling companies like it’s a commodity. While we try to maintain realistic outlooks, some may say the current […]

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