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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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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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Joe Beer: Top 7 Pitfalls That Buyers Face During M&A Diligence

Joined by Joe Beer, the VP of Operations at Sun Acquisitions, Domenic Rinaldi shares the top seven most common due diligence pitfalls that buyers encounter during M&A transactions

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How To Conduct Due Diligence During Acquisition: Best Practices And A High-Level Checklist

Your go-to M&A expert, Domenic Rinaldi, devotes this episode to give you a roadmap on how to approach due diligence so that you can understand the totality of the process.

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Doug Adams: How The CARES Act Will Change SBA 5(a) Loans

Doug Adams of Emerson Capital and Domenic Rinaldi talk about the significant amendments to the CARES Act, which is mainly about waving SBA fees for all newly booked deals. This huge news will result in cheaper acquisitions for buyers and more cash earnings for sellers, all thanks to leverage banking.

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Tom Hine: Life In The Realm Of Wealth Management

Having an effective and trustworthy advisory service can certainly help ensure that one of the essential elements that fuels their business is properly monitored, arranged, and utilized. To learn more about this industry, Domenic Rinaldi interviews Tom Hine of Capital Wealth Management, LLC.

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Greg Kihlstrom: Growing A Business Through Acquisition And Selling It Higher

In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi invites serial entrepreneur and CEO of CareerGig, Greg Kihlstrom, to talk about Greg’s experience growing a business through acquisition and then selling that same business years later for a much higher multiple.

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2020 Recap And Preparing For The Deals Ahead

Now that we’re at the end of this chaotic 2020, it’s time to look back and recount the things we gained and the lessons we learned. After all, what is a good way to end a challenging year than prepare for the next and make it the year it could have been and more? Join […]

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Michael Zipursky: The Power Of A Well-Targeted Business Mindset

Domenic Rinaldi talks with Michael Zipursky, the CEO of Consulting Success, in discussing how to redirect your focus, hone an effective message, maximize outsourcing services, and pinpoint your target audience in order to start an effective, self-managing team.

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Doug Adams: How Banks Are Handling M&A Transactions In Lending

In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi discusses how the banks are handling M&A transactions in lending these days with the help of Doug Adams of Emerson Capital. With his expertise, he shares how deals are getting financed when the revenues of a business have been impacted positively or negatively, what the banks are looking for during underwriting, how to […]

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Navigating The Changes In The M&A Marketplace During COVID

In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi goes solo to help us make sense of what is happening now in the M&A marketplace. He answers whether or not deals are happening and how they have changed during this period of time and likely in the future after COVID.

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Mark Walztoni: Due Diligence And Integration: Preparing For Your Next Acquisition

As integration is gaining more and more steam, more acquirers are asking how to do integration these days compared to years ago. Joining Domenic Rinaldi on today’s podcast is Mark Walztoni, who shares his high-level formula for approaching this phase, along with how to avoid some of the common pitfalls.

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