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4 qualities to consider when you hire a financial advisory firm

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  If you’ve ever sold a home, you know how complicated it can be – the seemingly endless paperwork, the frantic attempts to clean the house before a last‐minute showing, the frustrations of negotiation. Selling a business is much more complex – and unlike residential real estate, there is no central ...

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What’s driving the value of your business?

Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  Over 90% of all companies in the U.S. are closely held, and many of these are family-owned businesses. Because there is no liquid market for the equity in these businesses, there is some uncertainty when it comes to determining the value of these companies. It’s crucial to understand the specific ...

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Expand and grow your ESOP

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  Companies with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) will face challenges that impact their strategic direction. These challenges may include balancing competing claims on capital, determining whether the ESOP ownership position should change, and deciding if the company should undertake strategic acquisitions. These are but a few examples of potential challenges ...

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4 ways to prepare your business for strategic acquisition

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  For the owner of a closely held business, the end of the calendar year is usually a time for strategic planning. One of the most important decisions to be made during this time is how to best grow your business in the new year and beyond. But growth can be ...

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The top 5 ownership transition ‘inflection points’

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  As you know, there are a lot of “moving parts” in the day-to-day management of a business. Between dealing with people, improving profitability, tracking inbound and outbound flows and financial reporting, you may not have much time to think about your company’s ownership mix. Whether there is a single owner ...

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The synthetic equity club: Retain and reward your key employees

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  Locating, hiring and retaining the best employees is an ongoing and often arduous task for owners of closely held businesses. As a company owner, you might be looking for ways to incentivize and reward your key management to encourage and boost loyalty and morale. Consider a Synthetic Equity Club. With ...

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What are your ownership transition alternatives?

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  There are several paths you can take when it comes time to transition ownership of your business. How do you determine which one is right for you? For an owner of a closely held business, few questions require as much soul-searching as the issue of whom to transition ownership to ...

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Building a strong deal team

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  Ownership transitions are complicated transactions requiring the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of deal professionals. Like a winning sports team, a successful transaction advisory deal team requires the contribution of individual players at the right time and in the right measure throughout the deal process to successfully execute ...

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Business valuation: Knowledge of your company’s future

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Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  As a business owner, the need to understand the current value of your company is critical to make better informed, strategic business decisions now and into the future. Going through a professional valuation process will help you identify and understand the value drivers influencing your business success so you know ...

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5 common fractional ownership transition strategies

Thought Leadership on Ownership Transition presented by Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.  For the owner of a closely held business contemplating ownership transition, a fractional ownership transition can often be an ideal strategy. There are a variety of benefits to a fractional ownership transition that can be especially attractive given the economic and marketplace conditions in which the business is operating. A ...

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