Center for Private Company Excellence Blog

Four Tips to Help You Focus in a Distracting World

September 27, 2022

Today’s environment is more complex than ever, and solving complex problems often requires deep thought. However, the constant distractions caused by these new technologies leave less time than ever for deep thought.View

The Importance of the Letter of Intent in an M&A Transaction

September 21, 2022

Depending upon whether you are the buyer or the seller, the LOI can impact you differently so it is critical to understand and thoroughly evaluate the key provisions of the agreement.View

2022 Family Business Survey Preview – How Are Companies Faring in This Challenging Environment?

September 20, 2022

We recently completed our 2022 survey in a time when the impact of the pandemic on businesses has seemingly begun to diminish and new challenges have come into play. Covid headlines have now largely been replaced with topics such as labor participation rates and inflation. So through all of this, where do family businesses stand?View

Understanding Your Capital and Resource Position is Critical When Considering an Acquisition

September 8, 2022

Not all capital is the same. When thinking about capital allocation in your private company, there are three critical aspects.View

What High Inflation Means for the Value of Your Business

August 23, 2022

Throughout 2021 and 2022, inflation has ramped up significantly. As inflation takes hold and fiscal and monetary responses have attempted to slow it down, it brings up the question of how it impacts business value.View

Business Growth Not Meeting Expectations? Here are 5 Steps to Consider

August 15, 2022

Here are five steps that can help a business improve its overall long-term growth and health.View

Results Matter, but the Process Matters More

August 9, 2022

Business is competition, and like any form of competition, it’s hard not to look at the scoreboard. However, winning teams don’t simply show up on the field, cobble together a strategy, and win. They spend, days, months, and years working on their craft. They have clearly defined strategies and ensure that they have processes in place to ensure consistent results.View

Capital Allocation Strategy for Private Companies – How to Drive Shareholder Value and Values

August 3, 2022

Assuming that a company has net income and has adequately compensated its people, there is a relatively short list of options regarding a company’s capital allocation strategy, but each is very important.View

It’s Personal: What I Learned About Being an Advisor From My Family’s Business

July 18, 2022

There are crucial questions every family business owner should be able to answer when it comes to the relationship with their advisors.View

M&A Trending Multiples as We Enter the Second Half of 2022

June 30, 2022

Having a clear understanding of recent multiples trending in your industry can help you better determine your business’s value and plan for an eventual transaction. This article will summarize information from the DealStats Value Index for Q1 2022.View