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Mergers & Acquisitions Archives

When business and historic preservation collide

Merging with or acquiring a small business often means taking possession of the business' real estate, and sometimes this means the new owner is stuck with a lease or outright ownership of a building that doesn't suit its needs. It may seek to renovate, or demolish and rebuild a structure in order to make it more practical for its business.

Local media acquisition part of a nationwide trend

The news media business has been on shaky ground ever since the Internet started taking a bite out of its advertising revenue almost 20 years ago. The situation has grown even more precarious since the rise of social media disrupted the way many Americans get their news. Print media has been hit particularly hard, but television, radio and websites have struggled as well. What's more, the media landscape has changed for large media corporations and small businesses alike.

Set a business goal of acquiring a smaller business

A business's number one goal is to be profitable. While this may be true, there are many smaller goals a business will set in order to achieve this goal. One goal that may be on the agenda for a growing or established business is to acquire a smaller business. The ability to purchase a smaller business can indicate the growth and success a business has achieved.

How can a business practice due diligence when being acquired?

Whether a business is a few years, or a few decades old, it might be time for it to transition into a new phase by being acquired. Acquisitions are a period of change, but it can often mean bigger and better things for the company itself. So how can a company get itself ready for this transition?

More growth, mergers expected for cannabis industry in 2019

Within the last several years since legalization in Colorado, the cannabis industry has seen impressive growth. With growth, comes a rapid speed of change in any industry. Generally made up of smaller businesses, the cannabis industry seems to be gaining speed towards larger, consolidated businesses. This is characterized by mergers and acquisitions.

What is a hostile acquisition?

The business world can cause many serious events and decisions. Most of us have heard the term "hostile takeover," whether in a movie or in real-life. This action is also known as hostile acquisition, and is often a complex, uncomfortable matter. By definition, the word hostile means unfriendly, antagonistic and opposed. In other words, it's usually not much fun.

How can a business in Colorado counter a "tender offer"?

It is not unusual for small businesses in Colorado to be interested in growing their enterprise. One way to do this is through a merger and acquisition. There are a variety of types of mergers and acquisitions. One type of acquisition is a "tender offer."

Negotiating a small business merger

There are many business dealings that take place every day in Denver and throughout Colorado. One of the most complex transactions a business can undertake is a merger and acquisition. A merger takes place when two or more businesses combine, creating a single entity. Mergers allow both parties to benefit financially from their respective strengths and resources. There are numerous issues that will need to be negotiated to make the merger successful.

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