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M and A Unplugged Podcast, hosted by Domenic Rinaldi

About M&A Unplugged

A Podcast for people looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business!

The M&A Unplugged Podcast is hosted by Domenic Rinaldi – Owner and Managing Partner of Sun Acquisitions. On each episode Domenic will interview business buyers, sellers and advisors and you will hear firsthand accounts of their transaction experiences. You will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways so you can maximize the value of your business acquisition or sale.

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Season 1 of M&A Unplugged Coming to an End

M&A Unplugged Season 1 is coming to an end. Season 2 will be back soon.

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How To Make The Most Out Of M&A Exclusivity

Starting a series of topics from his one-on-one client consultations, Domenic Rinaldi shares one conversation focused on exclusivity. Domenic also breaks down the most important tips for sellers in releasing their company from the market to make it exclusive.

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What Value Drivers Should You Consider During Business Valuation?

Domenic Rinaldi highlights one of his most downloaded episodes that discusses the most common value drivers to consider. From people management to complex finance and infrastructure programs, Domenic delves into the most important aspects every buyer must take note of.

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Understanding Bank Financing For Owners And Buyers Of Businesses Affected By The Pandemic

Domenic Rinaldi shares some handy information for people who are interested in purchasing and selling their business. He explains the need to understand how banks view these deals and the different issues that come with them.

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Jennifer Fondrevay: Why Employee Integration Is A Critical Aspect Of M&A

Employee integration is such a critical aspect of any M&A transaction that it’s a wonder why most entrepreneurs spend too little time planning for and executing this element. Join in and learn as Jennifer Fondrevay shares key insights on the most overlooked aspects of integrating people, some of the best practices for handling employees and […]

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Dino Armiros: How To Avoid And Mitigate Successor Liabilities

Sometimes, buyers find themselves in a bit of a pickle because of successor liabilities. Dissecting this topic with Domenic Rinaldi is Dino Armiros from the law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Together, they discuss the most common sorts of successor liabilities every buyer should be aware of.

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John Vuong: Gauging The Value And Potential Of A Business’ Digital Assets

If you’re a business owner, it is one thing that you have to consider if you want to take your company’s valuation a notch or two higher. Recognizing this gap in the knowledge of most buyers and business owners, Domenic Rinaldi discusses this topic on the show with John Vuong, the owner of Canada-based Local […]

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Celebrating M&A Unplugged’s First 100 Episodes

After hours of engaging discussions and interesting guests, M&A Unplugged now marks its 100th episode!

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Patrick Stroth: Mitigating Post-Closing Risks Through The Rep And Warranty Insurance

Domenic Rinaldi’s guest for this episode, Patrick Stroth, has been the go-to person for many buyers and sellers looking for their way out of these risks. Together with Domenic, he explains to us what this insurance is all about, what are involved with it, how the underwriting process goes, how much will be spent, and how […]

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Best Practices For A Successful First Meeting With A Business Owner

When you come into the meeting fully prepared, you’ll easily build rapport and gain the trust of the business owner. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi provides a best practices overview on how to have a successful first meeting with an owner and why this is critically important to get a deal done.

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What You Need To Know About SBA Loans with Doug Adams

Today’s guest is Douglas Adams, the principal and president of Emerson Capital Corp, which provides financial solutions in business acquisition loans. In this episode, Douglas discusses with Domenic Rinaldi the qualification, costs, and debt structure of SBA.

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Tim Lahey: How To Narrow Down Your Search Criteria For A Business Acquisition

Tim Lahey joins Domenic Rinaldi to share how he narrowed his business acquisition choices to just a few industries, allowing him to acquire the custom integration company, Homerun Technology. Tim also explores the many ups and downs of business acquisitions, underlining the importance of having a thick skin.

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Getting Around Tax Consequences In M&A Transactions with Ed Castellani

Joining Domenic Rinaldi is CPA and attorney, Ed Castellani. Together, they talk about the right way to approach a seller demanding stock transaction with no optimal tax outcome, the specifics of the letter of intent, the buckets of allocation, and how sellers can overall minimize their tax burden.

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How To Break Through The Business Growth Plateau With Brett Trainor

Join in as Domenic Rinaldi talks to a return guest, Brett Trainor. Listen as they discuss Brett’s template for analyzing a company’s growth barriers, strategies for growth, and how to implement those strategies without making bad investments that won’t provide a return. 

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How To Avoid The Number One Pitfall In Transactions

Domenic Rinaldi shares the highlights of the 300 buyer assessments collected in 2020, offering insights into why people fail to prepare and how you can avoid it. Follow Domenic in this short yet insightful discussion to learn the actionable steps.

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Priscilla McKinney: The Bumpy Road To Growth Through Acquisition

Growth through acquisition is a far quicker and easier option if you want to grow in scale, but you also have to be very careful about the potential pitfalls. This B2B marketer’s story beautifully illustrates that point. Priscilla McKinney is no stranger to adversity, as she has seen her previous business literally burn down to […]

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Joseph DeVito: Creative Deal Structures To Bridge The Gap

Join Domenic Rinaldi as he speaks with Howard & Howard’s Joe DeVito to discuss some of the creative deal structures that M&A parties have adopted to bridge the valuation and risk gaps that came as a result of COVID-19.

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Common M&A Pitfalls: 7 Mistakes You Must Never Do

Domenic Rinaldi talks about seven of the most common M&A pitfalls that must be avoided at all costs. From the ROI targets and due diligence to valuation and integration, he delves into the most important stages of M&A and how to navigate through them effectively.

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Top 7 Major Reasons to Use Acquisitions for Growth

Whether you are contemplating buying your first business or you already own a business, growth is one of the key elements to the long-term health and vibrancy of your company.

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Scott Becker: Navigating The Realm Of Pandemic-Hit Private Equity

Domenic Rinaldi is joined by Scott Becker of Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss how to approach private equity with smaller, COVID-19 resistant deals on the rise and his thoughts about politics influencing the possibility of regulation.

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