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Data and Mergers & Acquisition Synergies

The M&A market is exploding and when deals are happening faster than ever the risk of leaving money on the table is heightened. Data virtualization and “Clean Rooms” can help accelerate M&A Synergies to expand revenue, reduce costs, and derive numerous cost-effective operational benefits. What is a Clean Room? M&A clean rooms, also known as …

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Getting Personal in Business Planning

It’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “Don’t take it personally” in terms of business decisions. But when you own a business, it’s difficult—if not impossible—to not take business decisions personally. After all, it’s likely that you, your family, and others you care about rely on your business to maintain their lifestyles or their sense …

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Why Diversity Audits are Essential in Mergers & Acquisitions

Bloomberg Law Released a whitepaper on why diversity audits are essential in mergers & acquisitions. Employee benefits and conversations around compliance have long been part of the discussion surrounding significant transactions. More recently, companies have been examining company culture. In the wake of movements like #MeToo and ‘A Seat At The Table,’ companies are adding …

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Our QuietAuctionTM Process Delivers a Better Result for Business Founders

This QuietAuction Case Study graphic depicts the range of offers from a real transaction. There were 8 parties interested in acquiring our clients’ company. None of the potential acquirers knew the identities nor financial wherewithal of their competition.  In accordance with our QuietAuction process, we called for Letters of Intent (LOIs) from each group individually. …

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True North Mergers & Acquisitions Facilitates Acquisition of AAA Striping Services by Road Safety Services

MINNEAPOLIS – March 31, 2022 – True North Mergers & Acquisitions Managing Director Erica Gilson announced today that Road Safety Services of Omaha, Nebraska has purchased AAA Striping Services of St. Michael, Minnesota. The transaction closed on December 30, 2021. Road Safety Services, a portfolio company of Parallel49 Equity, is a leading provider of a …

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All About Acquihires

Mergers & Acquisitions gets a new offset in the wake of the talent shortage. Publications are taking notice that the competitive labor market and shortage has birthed a new type of merger and acquisition – Acquihires. Acquihires refers to a type of merger and acquisition in which a company purchases another organization for its employees. …

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True North Mergers & Acquisitions Is Launched

Minnesota’s Largest Seller of Companies Intensifies Its Focused Practice to Serve Lower Middle Market Transactions MINNEAPOLIS – January 26, 2022 – Brian Slipka, CEO of True North Advisors, today announced the launch of True North Mergers & Acquisitions, a practice focused on providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services for companies with annual revenues ranging from …

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How to Recruit like the NFL

By Ben Utecht, Super Bowl Champion, Chief Cultural Officer for True North Mergers & Acquisitions In 2021, 6.1 million viewers tuned into the NFL Draft. Why? Because with a Super Bowl win hanging in the balance, everyone knows recruiting the right players is critical to producing a winning team. Companies, corporations, schools, and non-profits also …

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The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source report is out for Q4 2021

The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey aims to give an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM -$50MM). The survey was conducted January 1-15, 2022, and respondents consisted of 416 business brokers and M&A advisors. Keep reading …

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