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October 27, 2021

Why Employee Integration Is A Critical Aspect Of M&A

Integration is the process of consolidating two or more entities involved in a merger and acquisition. Contrary to popular practice, integration is not a ‘step’ to be deployed once the final contracts have been signed and the deal finalized. Integration is as critical as any other core aspect of an M&A transaction and should be […]

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October 13, 2021

Mitigating Post-Closing Risks Through The Rep And Warranty Insurance

What is the leading best practice to follow to reduce post-closing risks? Founder of Rubicon Insurance Services, Patrick Stroth walks us through buyers’ and sellers’ top risk mitigation plan: rep and warranty insurance. But before we dive in let’s break down some of the key terms and things to know about rep and warranty insurance. […]

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September 30, 2021

Gauging The Value And Potential Of A Business’ Digital Assets

Do you want to know the most overlooked area of due diligence? Hands down it’s got to be social media due diligence. The high stake nature of mergers and acquisitions often places the business’ social media presence on the lower rungs of ‘most important matters to evaluate’. While there are indeed more urgent aspects that […]

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September 8, 2021

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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August 30, 2021

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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August 18, 2021

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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August 3, 2021

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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July 14, 2021

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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July 13, 2021

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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June 16, 2021

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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April 22, 2021

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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March 16, 2021

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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March 3, 2021

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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February 22, 2021

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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January 27, 2021

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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January 26, 2021

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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January 18, 2021

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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January 14, 2021

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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December 16, 2020

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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November 4, 2020

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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