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Common M&A Pitfalls: 7 Mistakes You Should Never Make

Why do 7 out of 10 merger and acquisition deals fall through? In today’s post, we’re going to discuss seven of the most common reasons behind the failures of even the most promising M&A arrangements. Mistake #1 Having No M&A Plan When Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail,” he […]

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Sun Acquisitions has successfully facilitated MCPX International’s acquisition of Protech Water Damage

Sun Acquisitions announced today the successful acquisition of ProTech Water Damage, a Chicagoland provider of remediation and restoration services, by MCPX International.  MCPX International engaged Sun Acquisitions in a national search for a targeted services company to acquire and operate. Tony Han, Founder of MCPX International, stated, “I am very pleased to acquire ProTech and […]

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How To Avoid The Number One Pitfall In Transactions

Are you part of the 65.5% of buyers likely to lose their investment during business acquisition because of poor preparation? There can be no doubt on our end, after studying buyer preparation extensively, that being ill-prepared is the number one pitfall in transactions. You see, it’s easy to say that you’re going to be successful […]

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Best Practices For A Successful First Meeting With A Business Owner

There’s no getting around it. First impressions matter. And they matter a great deal when you’re meeting a business owner for the very first time. In fact, you have 7 seconds to make a positive impression before you’ve even opened your mouth. So, what can you do to up your chances of a successful initial […]

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Sun Acquisitions Secures Six New Domestic Buy Side Engagements

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce six new buy-side engagements. These campaigns will be primarily focused on domestic privately held businesses. Sun Acquisitions is currently working with a variety of clients consisting of strategics, private investors and private equity firms. The engagements consist of a search for companies in the following industries: Private investment group […]

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What Value Drivers Should You Consider During Business Valuation?

How to get the best business valuation? It’s a topic of great interest for both buyers and sellers.  According to Google’s Keyword Planner, on average 10,000 monthly searches are conducted on the term business valuation alone. Clearly, there are scores of people eager to understand valuation and its importance during mergers and acquisitions. It’s a […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Document Destruction & Shredding Company

Acquisition of South Bay Document Destruction: Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of South Bay Document Destruction Inc., located in Gardena, California. South Bay Document Destruction was founded in 1978 by the Barile Family. The company provides onsite, offsite and drop-off document destruction services to a large and loyal commercial customer base. […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Disaster & Damage Restoration Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of a full-service disaster restoration company, Disaster Solution, Inc., located in the Southern Chicago suburbs. Disaster Solution offers a full-service solution to both residential and commercial customers that experience water damage, fire damage, or damage from any other disaster. The services include: mitigation, full reconstruction, board […]

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Commercial Electrical Contractor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a full-service commercial electrical contractor company, based in the Greater Chicago Area. The company has been in operation since the late 1990s and is a leader in the electrical installation, repair and replacement services. They provide turn-key electrical solutions to primarily commercial clients. They are equipped […]

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Sun Acquisitions Secures Six Domestic Buy-Side Mandates

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce six new buy-side engagements. These campaigns will be primarily focused on domestic privately held businesses. Sun Acquisitions is working with a variety of clients consisting of strategics, private investors and private equity firms. The engagements consist of a search for companies in the following industries: Private equity firm looking […]

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Sun Acquisitions has successfully facilitated Fairlight One’s acquisition of Homerun Technology

Sun Acquisitions announced today the successful acquisition of Homerun Technology, a Midwest provider of customized electronic solutions, by Fairlight One, LLC.  Fairlight One engaged Sun Acquisitions in a Chicago area search for a targeted services company to acquire and operate. Tim Lahey, Founder of Fairlight One, stated, “I am very pleased to acquire Homerun Technology […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Machining and Fabrication Shop

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Keller Machine & Welding, located in Valparaiso, Indiana. Keller Machine & Welding was founded in the early 1990s. Since inception, the company offers custom machining, custom fabrication and millwright services to its commercial customer base. They are well-equipped with the machining and fabrication equipment, as […]

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Due Diligence – How to Approach It From a Buyers Perspective

There are plenty of reasons why a serious buyer should conduct due diligence before committing themselves to a merger and acquisition. The top reason, however, is because due diligence lowers the risk of the deal for the buyer. There isn’t one way to go about the process, but the steps outlined in this blog have […]

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Why Larger Companies Get Larger Multiples

Does the size of a company really matter where business valuation is concerned? To what extent does the size of an enterprise and its revenue affect valuation multiples? To answer simply: Yes, size does matter in business valuation. In fact, where multiples are concerned – it matters a great deal. One only has to study […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Mobile Document Destruction Firm

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Land Shark Shredding, a mobile document destruction firm based in Kentucky. Land Shark Shredding was founded in 2007 and operated as a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business. They provide mobile on-site recurring document destruction services, one-time purge shredding projects, and media & product destruction. The company […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of a Commercial IT Services Provider

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an experienced commercial IT services provider, based in the Greater Chicago Area. The company, founded 25 years ago, provides a full range of IT services and have implemented recurring revenue streams from a large majority of their client base, which include law firms, accounting firms, and […]

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Integration – Communications Plan

Why do so many post-merger integration plans struggle to be implemented? What can merger experts do to facilitate and streamline integration efforts? To answer this question we have to look at the communication plan. Did you know that poor communication costs midsize to large corporations on average $62.4 million annually? Communication, as we all know, […]

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Integration – Culture Consideration

How important exactly is company culture in M&A transactions? Well, according to a study by Isaac Dixon, “Culture Management and Mergers and Acquisitions”, cultural incompatibilities are the root cause of 30% of failed M&A integrations. Despite this research, many executives are dismissive of culture, an outlook that places the responsibility of managing potential culture clashes […]

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Sun Acquisitions Announces the Sale of Commercial Disaster Recovery Services Provider

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Recovery Solutions, a commercial disaster recovery services provider based within the Greater Chicago area. Recovery Solutions was founded in 2005 to provide commercial clients with a comprehensive & turn-key plan for disaster recovery services such as: mobile office facilities, business resumption, independent communications, and any […]

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Post Merger – Integration Checklist

Do you have a post-merger integration (PMI) plan and checklist? Who is in charge of leading the PMI team? What are the respective PMI milestones? Post-merger integration is as much a part of the M&A life cycle as due diligence, transaction approvals, and the final contract signing. “Ideally, you would start planning as soon as […]

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