Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code : An Entrepreneur's Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers and Acquisitions for Pennies on the Dollar

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Mergers and Acquisitions can seem daunting to entrepreneurs, but it doesn't have to be. Growth through M&A is a simple process that can yield huge rewards if the numbers work, if the company is a good match, and if you are willing to accept some risk. Perhaps the most important aspects of M&A are having the desire, strategy, and structure to make it happen - if you have that then you can take your company to new heights with explosive growth and a minimum amount of money down. This book serves as a guide to effectively find good deals for entrepreneurial businesses in the 1 to 30 million dollar range. It provides a blueprint for how to tackle issues such as determining whether it's a good fit, due diligence, structuring the deal, valuation, tax issues, and how to land the perfect catch. For M&A to succeed, these matters must be addressed first. John will show you ways to find potential spots for rapid growth and accomplish, on a smaller level, what the bigger companies do. By breaking M&A down into approachable elements, you will find that your entire outlook on the topic will be transformed.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 68.04g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 159932427X
  • 9781599324272

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"It amazes me how clear, plain and simple John and this book makes the M&A process." -Dan Wilson, President/CEO of Waypoint IT Experts EO Charlotte President

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About John Bly

John Bly is the founding Partner of LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC, located in the Charlotte area. John's entrepreneurial guidance as Managing Partner has propelled the firm to rapid growth. He utilizes M&A to drive development--in nine years LB&A has grown from $0 to more than $4 million, through a series of eight acquisitions and two mergers. John is also seen by his peers as an expert on the topic and consults on 20-30 M&A transactions a year. He plays an integral role both locally and globally in the Entrepreneurs' Organization, and has also received prestigious awards including The 2013 M&A National Advisor 40 Under 40, The 2013 Accounting Today Award Recipient for Managing Partner Elite and The 2011 Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40.

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