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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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