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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell an Elementary Reading Curriculum Program Company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell an Elementary Reading Curriculum Program Company that serves the nationwide market. This exceptional company has published daily academic curriculums for children to use to help with reading and language skills. They have published curriculums in various languages. The curriculum is used in over 1,000 school districts nationwide. The […]

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Why Use a Business Broker to Sell your Business

Is it best to hire a business broker of M&A advisor or go through the process alone? The natural tendency of most entrepreneurs is that they can do anything. The reality, however, is that buying or selling a business can be complex, time consuming and inherently risky.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Specialized Cleaning Product Distributor

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a specialized cleaning product distributor that services clients nationwide. This company services and supplies cleaning products to a group of specialized clients across the US. The company’s focus is facility cleaning and optimization.

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Sun Acquisitions Secured Five New Buy-Side Engagements

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce five new buy-side engagements. These engagements consist of searches for companies in various industries and geographies. Our client base for these engagements consist of privately held investment funds and a publicly held international strategic.

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The Ten Commandments of Selling Your Business

The sale of your business is often a significant life event. The tips below will help you through the process and maximize the value of your business. This article was co-authored by Tad Render of Miller, Cooper & Co. and Domenic Rinaldi of Sun Acquisitions.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Commercial Cleaning Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a commercial cleaning company that services customers throughout the Chicago market. The company provides a great platform to expand the company in additional markets.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Leading Industrial Equipment Distributor

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a leading industrial equipment distributor, located in the Midwest. This exceptional company distributes various major brands of industrial, construction, and heavy equipment throughout the Midwest to a wide range of loyal customers.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Low Voltage Phone & Security Systems Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a low voltage phone and security systems company located in the Greater Chicago area. The company has been designing and implementing business phone and security solutions nationwide since the 1980s.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of an Environmental Consulting Firm

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an environmental consulting firm located in the Greater Chicago area with over 15 years in business.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Leading Charter Bus Company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a leading, family-owned and operated charter bus company in the Chicago area. This company provides local and long-distance chartered travel services within the Chicagoland area and nationwide.

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Sun Acquisitions Secured Three New Buy-Side Engagements

These buy-side campaigns will be focused on both domestic and international privately held businesses. The engagements consist of a search for companies in the following industries: property management, safety supplies and uniforms and semiconductor materials and related services.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Sports Related Party & Event Entertainment Licensor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an industry leading sports and event entertainment licensor with 200 affiliates across all 50 states. The company operates a unique sports and event entertainment option that all ages can enjoy at home, corporate events, churches, festivals or parks.

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Selling Your Business – Don’t Check Out!

You have finally decided to sell your business; the team is assembled to handle the transaction and there is nothing left for you to do. You have spent the last several decades building a successful business and now your fate is in the hands of your advisory team.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a structural steel fabricator

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a successful, structural steel fabricator in the Greater Chicago Area. This business is a strong player in the steel fabrication industry. They plan, fabricate and install structural steel with their impressive machinery equipment and experienced staff.

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Sun Acquisitions announces Tony Schiappa’s Re-Election to Board of Trustees

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce Tony Schiappa, Chief Development Officer and Senior Advisor of Sun Acquisitions, has been elected to the Burr Ridge, IL Board of Trustees. This will be Tony’s second term serving the community of Burr Ridge.

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Sun Acquisitions welcomes Mike Vaughn as a Senior Advisor

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Mike Vaughn has joined our team as a Senior Advisor. Mike brings over 30 years of experience to our team and specializes in the manufacturing sector. For the past 5 years, Mike has focused on helping people acquire and sell businesses as an independent affiliate office owner.

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How Business Valuations Help You Avoid Blindspots

Don’t wait for the worst to happen. Continue to take the temperature of your business through your usual measurements, but don’t skip conducting an annual business valuation. A business valuation tells you more than what you can hope to get for your business if and when you decide to sell.

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Sun Acquisitions has successfully facilitated CLM Equity Partners’ acquisition of Zircon Precision Products

CLM Equity Partners engaged Sun Acquisitions in a nation-wide buy-side search to find an aerospace parts manufacturer to acquire and operate.

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6 Things to Include in Your Exit Plan

It’s wise to consider what your exit plan will look like, whether you’re just starting a business or about to retire. At some point, you decide whether you want to stabilize the business, grow or sell — or do some variation of it all until it is time to retire. Here are six things to include in your exit plan.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a high-performance retail franchisee

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a high performance, single location retail franchisee in Michigan with over a million dollars in net cash flow. The company offers a product that is desired by today’s fastest growing demographic segment.

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Why You Should Manage Your Inventory Before You Sell Your Business

Managing the inventory of your business is essential to maintaining its operations and growth. When you consider selling your business, you may put inventory management on the back burner. Not properly managing inventory is one of the often overlooked tasks when planning for M&A.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a knife and blade fabricator

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a knife and blade fabricator in Southern Illinois. The company uses CNC Flat Grinder machines to produce high quality and high tolerance blades and knives.

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How to Address Acquired Employees After an Acquisition

The transition period after an acquisition can disrupt employees’ sense of stability and confidence in the company. Workloads increase and roles shift. Employees are expected to adapt to new procedures, processes and policies but may lack the support they need to grow with the fast-paced changes.

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How Client Concentrations Kill Value And How To Mitigate

To run a successful business, you must learn how to manage your client concentration — a measure of how total revenue is distributed among your customer base. So, if one out of ten clients brings in 80 percent of the total revenue, then you most definitely have a high client concentration.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Marketing, Event, and Branding Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an experiential events, marketing, and branding agency. This business has operated in the greater Chicagoland Area for over 20 years. The company has executed thousands of events around the world aimed at exposing brands to an intended audience.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Sign Manufacturer

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a highly profitable electric sign manufacturer located in the greater Chicago area. The company designs, builds, installs and maintains signs, primarily electric signs.

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Why It’s Important to Keep Acquisition Deals Quiet

As you work on an acquisition deal, it’s important to keep the details quiet at first. Acquiring a business is an involved process that should only involve those who are necessary, such as the board, accountants, attorneys and others who form your M&A team. You must also take care when telling family members about this important next step.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of an Auto Industry Delivery & Courier Service

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an auto industry delivery/courier service operating in the Chicagoland area. This business provides delivery and courier services to customers in the auto industry. Each customer is given their own dedicated delivery driver with their own car, insurance and fuel.

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Should You Keep Acquired Businesses Separate or Merge Them?

When you acquire a business, what goals are you setting for yourself as an entrepreneur?

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Digital Printing and Marketing Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a digital printing and marketing company located in Chicago, IL.

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Why Market Pressure Creates Value

It is easy for business owners to go down the path of selling their business with one party at the exclusion of the open market. The acquiring party probably approached the owner directly and the prospect of doing a discreet deal is very appealing.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a light manufacturing and assembly company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Chicago based light manufacturing and assembly company, primarily within the automotive industry. The company is a design, manufacturing, and assembly company with full tooling capabilities.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Property Management Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a Chicago area property management company. The company is a premier provider of leasing, management, and sales services for single-unit condos, apartments, and townhomes.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Property Management Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a Chicago area property management company. The company is a premier provider of leasing, management, and sales services for single-unit condos, apartments, and townhomes.

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Cautionary Tale of Declining Revenues

It goes without saying that a business’ revenue and profit trends, as well as forecasts, play a large role in an owner’s ability to maximize value. Even when revenues and profits remain flat buyers and banks take comfort that the business has a steady and repeatable model.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a meat processor and wholesaler

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a meat processor and wholesaler. The business has been servicing the Chicago market for over 90 years. This business specializes in providing …

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9 Reasons You Need A Business Valuation

Do you know the value of your business? Surprisingly, many entrepreneurs do not make the time to measure the value and potential of their business annually. You have worked hard to build this asset, and you should know the value of your hard work in the present and for the future.

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5 Tips For Increasing the Value of Your Business Before You Sell

How do you ascribe a market value to a lifelong business venture? Selling a company involves a complex process where emotions can run high because of the owner’s investment into building the business for several years. Business owners looking to sell…

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7 Common HR Obstacles That Occur With Acquisitions

The world is more interconnected than ever, and the marketplace in which a business competes with others is global. In the age of technology and innovation, leaders turn to mergers and acquisitions to meet their needs and remain competitive and relevant…

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Sun Acquisitions announces the Sale of a Commercial Landscaper

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a commercial landscaper that has operated the Chicago market for over 40 years. The firm services commercial clientele in southwest suburbs of Chicago. This is a full service commercial landscaper that provides landscape…

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Top 8 Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail

In the world of mergers and acquisitions it is fairly commonplace to have deals fall apart. As an M&A firm with several decades of experience, we understand the challenges that deals face and how to prevent them from unraveling. The reasons deals fall apart are…

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The Importance of Non-Solicits

Imagine you want to sell your business to your key employees and you’re even willing to give them a steep discount off the market value. You want to acknowledge their years of loyal service, but you quickly realize their idea of the businesses value, even after the steep…

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a knife and blade fabricator

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell an established knife and blade fabricator located in Southern, Illinois. This business uses a CNC flat grander machine to grind custom-made blades and knives for distributors and individual clients around the Midwest. They have developed…

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Forensic Engineering Company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell an established knife and blade fabricator located in Southern, Illinois. This business uses a CNC flat grander machine to grind custom-made blades and knives for distributors and individual clients around the Midwest. They have developed…

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Profitable Franchise Fitness Center

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a profitable franchise fitness center located in the Chicagoland market. This fitness center is nationally recognized as one of the most successful and fastest growing franchises in the country. The studio…

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a Developer & Distributor of Analytical Investment Software

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a market-leading Developer and Distributor of Analytical Investment Software. The business is located in the greater Chicago area…

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a staging company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a highly profitable staging company. The business is located in the Chicago area. The company was started in 2003 by entrepreneurs who saw the need for a company that could provide visual home displays to help …

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Profitable Commercial Cleaning Company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a very profitable commercial cleaning company that operates in the greater Chicagoland area. This company is a full-service cleaning business with multi-year contracts, recurring revenues and high margins. It is a home based business that..

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Janitorial & Industrial Supply Business

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a profitable janitorial and industrial supply business. They have been in operation since 1937 in the southern Chicago area. The company offers a complete line of janitorial,…

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a premier property management company

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Chicago-based property management company. The company is a premier provider of leasing, management, and sales for single unit condos, apartments, and townhomes. They have…

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a multi-location personal beauty business

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a personal beauty and wellness company. The company provides body waxing services with store fronts in two of the busiest and developing residential areas in Chicago. The business…

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of a multi-location personal beauty business

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of a personal beauty and wellness company. The company provides body waxing services with store fronts in two of the busiest and developing residential areas in Chicago. The business…

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a machining fabrication and repair services business

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a machining fabrication and repair services business. The company has been in business for 37 years in Northwest Indiana.

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The M&A Due Diligence Process

The due diligence process plays a crucial role in successfully closing on an acquisition. Due diligence is the process of researching and investigating the financial, operational, and legal aspects of a business to assess the potential risks and verify the value…

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The Types of Buyers for your Business: The Good and The Bad

There are several directions you may take when selling your business, but considering who might fill your shoes is one of the most important elements to understanding how to execute your exit strategy.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a multi-location clothing retailer

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a multi-location clothing retailer. The business was established in 1990 and is located in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Real Estate Brokerage Firm

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a real estate brokerage firm. The firm has been in operation since 2007 in the greater Chicagoland area.

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Sun Acquisitions announces the sale of an Electrical Services Company

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the sale of an electrical services company to a strategic acquirer. This business is located in the greater Chicagoland area and has been in operation since 1992.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a Life Skills Service Provider

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a life skills service provider. The business was established in 2003 and is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

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Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a food processor

Sun Acquisitions has been engaged to sell a food processor. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois and has been servicing the market for over 70 years.

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