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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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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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