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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 РOwner 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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M&A Unplugged Episode #17 | Steve Lasiewicz: Business Acquisition Loans

Steve Lasiewicz, Senior VP & SBA Sales Manager at Busey Bank, discusses SBA loans and the advantages of using them in an M&A transaction, what really matters when acquiring a business, partner buyouts, and advice in how to approach SBA loans.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #16 | Tad Render: The 10 Commandments of Selling Your Business

Tad Render, Principal & Director of M&A Services for Miller, Cooper & Co. LTD, discusses goals and objectives of selling a business, consequences of decisions before a sale of a business, maximizing value, and continuing to focus on the business during the sale process.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #15 | Geoff Cockrell: Private Equity Presence in Mergers and Acquisitions

Geoff Cockrell, Chair of McGuireWoods LLP Private Equity Group, discuss clarifying private equity and its true meaning and trends within the private equity industry as it relates to mergers and acquisitions, what issues private equity firms love to see and certain terms within an M&A deal to watch out for.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #14 | Jon Dwoskin: Growing Your Business Very Big

Jon Dwoskin, executive business advisor and coach, discusses what stops business owners from moving forward, distinguishing yourself as the market evolves, building a personal brand, and “Think Big” technology.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #13 | Tom Minichiello: Be Diligent in your Diligence

Tom Minichiello, newly named CFO of Emcore Corporation, discusses common trends of M&A transactions, the importance of diligence from a buyer and seller perspective, lessons learned from unsuccessful deals, and the innovations coming to the technology sphere.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #12 | Jeff Alvis: Merger Integration Planning and Strategy

Episode 12 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Jeff Alvis, the Director of the Keystone Group. Jeff focuses on M&A due diligence and integration, profit improvement, and business and organization strategy.

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M&A Unplugged #11 | CLM Equity: Transitioning With Ease After an Acquisition

Episode 11 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Matthew Locci and Scott Maze of CLM Equity. In Spring of 2019, they made a successful acquisition of a precision aerospace machine shop.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #10 | Toby VanOver: Building and Selling a Business

Episode 10 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview Toby VanOver, previous owner of Sizzle Productions. Toby recently went through the process of selling his home-staging business that he has grown over the last 15 years.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #9 | Jonathan Banta: Lessons from Multiple Business Transactions

Episode 9 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview Jonathan Banta, CEO of Dermatology Preferred Parners, an affiliate of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center. Banta implemented a number of process changes that improved efficiencies and grew practice through acquisitions and an organic growth model.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #8 | Scott Becker: Lessons from a Healthcare M&A Attorney

Episode 8 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Scott Becker, a partner in the healthcare department at McGuireWoods. Scott represents hospitals and health systems, healthcare companies, surgery center chains, large practices and private equity funds.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #7 | Aaron Stahl: The Power of Having the Right People

Episode 7 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Aaron Stahl, the President & CEO of P3 Cost Analysts. Aaron started his journey as an entrepreneur at the age of 22. He is an expert in the waste and recycling industry and has been the President & CEO of P3 Cost Analysts since its inception.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #6 | Paul Liles: Securing an SBA Loan

Episode 6 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Paul Liles, Managing Director and SBA Banking Manager of CIBC Bank. His passion for entrepreneurship brought him to the conclusion that he could provide similar services to a widely under-served market, small business. Paul Liles established the CIBC USA SBA program and has achieved program rankings among the top 10% in the nation.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #5 | Michael Polzin: Synergies of Sellers and Buyers

Episode 5 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Michael Polzin, founder of Leeward Business Advisors. His passion for entrepreneurship brought him to the conclusion that he could provide similar services to a widely under-served market, small business.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #4 | Tad Render: The Power of Preparation

Episode 4 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Tad Render, partner of Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. Tad brings over 18 years of experience working with a host of financial and strategic buyers and sellers.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #3 | Steve Kennett: Acquisition Criteria and Growth

Episode 3 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Steve Kennett, owner of Phoenix Industrial Cleaning. He discusses professional journey and his decision to own his own business and his acquisition experience.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #2 | Jim Piper: Creating Relationship with Family-Owned Acquisitions

Episode 2 of M&A Unplugged is now live! This episode features an interview with Jim Piper, Executive VP of Matot. He discusses the company’s acquisition strategy, understanding the market, testing an owners motivation to sell and the importance of building a relationship with the target company owner.

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M&A Unplugged Episode #1 | Michael MacNair: Traveling Through the Acquisition Process

Sun Acquisitions is pleased to announce the launch of the first episode for our new podcast, M&A Unplugged. This episode features Mike MacNair, founder of MacNair Travel, who discusses his journey scaling his business and his experience selling to a strategic acquirer.

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