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May 13, 2022

When to Sell a Business

People typically start businesses for one of four major reasons: For the lifestyle For the money (they hope to make when they eventually sell) As a legacy and for posterity To change the world Regardless of the reason for setting out to establish a business, a fair number of people eventually wind up thinking of […]

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May 3, 2022

Sun Acquisitions welcomes Ken Cisneros as a Senior M&A Advisor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Ken Cisneros has joined our team as a Senior Advisor. Ken brings over 30 years of experience in executive leadership, sales and operations. Ken’s career began as a business intermediary selling privately held companies to investors. After his time as a business intermediary, Ken held several executive leadership […]

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April 28, 2022

Sun Acquisitions welcomes Mike Walton as a Senior M&A Advisor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Mike Walton has joined our team as a Senior Advisor.  Mike brings 25 years of experience in business ownership that includes start-ups, turnarounds, acquisition and sale of companies, specifically within media and IT industries. Throughout Mike’s career, he has owned, operated and sold radio stations and newspapers throughout […]

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April 26, 2022

Does a PPP Loan Make It Harder to Sell a Business?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses of all sizes. To help small businesses struggling in these tough times, the US government introduced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in 2020. This type of loan can be used to cover payroll costs, rent, and other expenses during difficult […]

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April 18, 2022

How to Sell a Business Privately

If you’re looking for a guide to selling your business privately, you’ve come to the right place. Selling a business is a complex affair. And Forbes and Bloomberg tell us that 8 out of 10 businesses will not find a buyer. With competition for acquisition so high, it’s no wonder some business owners prefer to […]

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April 7, 2022

Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Manufacturing, Distribution & E-Commerce Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful sale of AMIC Global, Inc. to Component Sourcing International (CSI). AMIC is a diversified company, offering manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce services and is based in Buffalo Grove, IL. AMIC Global’s primary business is supplying contract-manufactured metal components to OEM customers, and contract-manufactured supplies to leading RV/Marine industry customers.  Additionally, through […]

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March 8, 2022

Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Profitable Residential Landscaping Business

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of a profitable residential landscaping business, American Lawn & Landscape Co. The business is based in the Greater Chicago area. The business provides home landscaping services to residential customers. These services include: landscape installations, snow removal, lawn mowing and maintenance, weed control, and many more. A […]

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March 8, 2022

What Documents Are Needed To Sell A Business?

One of the first questions a seller often asks is, “What documents are needed to sell a business?” It’s a great question and one that we’re more than happy to answer. We’ve split the required documents as follows: A checklist of the legal documents needed to sell a business. A checklist of the financial documents […]

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February 25, 2022

Grow Your Business From A Simmer Pot with Jennifer Goldman

For many people, business acquisition is their main growth strategy. They plan for mergers and acquisitions with great diligence. However, most experience difficulty after closing because they don’t have a clear directive on how to efficiently carry out an integration growth strategy. In this post, M&A integration expert, Jennifer Goldman takes us through her post-merger […]

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February 9, 2022

Sun Acquisitions has successfully facilitated Recycle Track Systems’ acquisition of Elytus

Sun Acquisitions announced today the successful acquisition by Recycle Track Systems (RTS) of Elytus, an Ohio-based third-party administrator of waste services. RTS, a New York-based waste and recycling service provider, engaged Sun Acquisitions in a nationwide search for certain specialty waste services related companies to acquire which would complement their existing operations. Matthew Hillin, RTS […]

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February 7, 2022

Due Diligence And Integration: Preparing For Your Next Acquisition

Buyers are waking up to the reality and importance of M&A HR due diligence. To shed light on this pressing issue we reached out to seasoned HR due diligence and integrations guru Mark Walztoni. Here’s what Mark had to say including his high-level integration due diligence best practices. You don’t want to miss it! HR […]

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January 24, 2022

Top 7 Pitfalls That Buyers Face During M&A Diligence, with Joe Beer

The road to business acquisition is fraught with great danger, numerous pitfalls, and unforeseen challenges. Knowing what to look out for during due diligence and surrounding yourself with a team of trusted M&A advisors can help offset the inherent dangers with mergers and acquisitions. In this post, we discuss the top seven pitfalls buyers need […]

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January 10, 2022

Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Sheet Metal Fabrication & Machining Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of an experienced sheet metal fabrication and machining company based in the Greater Chicago area. This family-owned metal fabrication business, founded over 15 years ago, specializes in precision sheet metal fabrication and machining to laser cut, punch, form weld, and finish customized parts. They primarily serve […]

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January 5, 2022

Top 7 Major Reasons to Use Acquisitions for Growth

Are you wondering why people purchase businesses? When it comes to reasons for pursuing an acquisition there is no one-size-fits-all explanation. The motives for business acquisition are as vast and varied as there are people. Without doubt, acquisition is one of the fastest ways to grow your existing business, acquire assets, and new talent. In […]

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December 29, 2021

How To Conduct Due Diligence During Acquisition: Best Practices And A High-Level Checklist

What are some of the best practices to adopt when conducting due diligence during a business acquisition? In order to be successful with your due diligence efforts, there is a need for a strategic plan of action and a team of experienced professionals. The process of carefully appraising a business prior to purchase in order […]

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December 17, 2021

Sun Acquisitions Successfully Facilitated Mackinaw Management’s Acquisition of Claim Services

Sun Acquisitions announced today the successful acquisition of Claim Services, a provider of medical billing services, by private equity firm Mackinaw Management. Mackinaw Management engaged Sun Acquisitions in a Midwestern search for a medical service-related company to acquire and operate. James Fox, Founder of Mackinaw Management, stated, “I am very pleased to acquire Claim Services and […]

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December 14, 2021

Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of an Industrial, Commercial & Medical Lighting Distributor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of an Industrial, Commercial & Medical Lighting Distributor, based in the Greater Chicago area. This family-owned business was founded in Chicago over 100 years ago. The provide sales and distribution of lighting products to the following industries: medical, office magnification, industrial, machinery, utility, and more. The […]

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December 8, 2021

The Bumpy Road To Growth Through Acquisition

Organic growth of businesses takes time. Fortunately, business acquisition presents itself as a viable option for both expansion and scaling. But as with all things business, it’s a process fraught with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. In today’s blog, serial entrepreneur Priscilla McKinney discusses some of the toughest lessons learnt from her recent […]

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December 1, 2021

Getting Around Tax Consequences In M&A Transactions

Every person selling their business wants to maximize returns. For the buyer, risk mitigation is a top priority. However, neither of these states can be realized without proper consideration of the tax ramification during an M&A transaction. To give us a professional outlook on this pivotal matter we interviewed Ed Castellani a tax attorney and […]

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November 10, 2021

How To Narrow Down Your Search Criteria For A Business Acquisition

As a buyer, how do you stop yourself from getting overwhelmed by the marketplace? What discriminating criteria can you rely on to make your business acquisition easier? To discuss best practices and strategies that work when buying a business, we interviewed entrepreneur Tim Lahey. Tim recently purchased Homerun Technology sealing the deal in February 2021. […]

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