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Navigating the complexities of managing a Family Business
Family-run businesses can face unique complexities that may not exist in other businesses. These include: Family dynamics: In a family-run business, family members are both co-workers and family members, which can create complex dynamics. Conflicts that arise in the business can spill over into personal...
May 4, 2023
Top Three Metrics Driving SaaS Company Valuations
Software as a Service (“SaaS”) businesses are unique and require special considerations when valuing them. Over the past decade the SaaS industry has exploded in size driven by continuous product innovation and constant optimization of business models. According to Deloitte, the size of the global...
April 19, 2022
Inflationary Impacts on M&A Activity
According to a recent S&P Global webinar, 53.7 percent of participants polled believe that inflation will have a significant impact on M&A activity. First quarter 2022 has proven this belief to be true so far: M&A activity is being driven by three primary factors: Bottom...
April 19, 2022
How to Preserve Dealership Value: Focus on the Customer
Recent headwinds facing the globalized economy have afforded car dealerships some of the most profitable years in decades. The average new car sales price reached $46,000 as of February and new and used car prices increased 12.2% and 40.4% year over year, respectively. It’s an...
March 22, 2022
2022 Colorado State of Owner Readiness™ Survey
Quist helped sponsor the 2022 Colorado State of Owner Readiness™ survey, in partnership with the State of Colorado, the Exit Planning Institute, and other strategic partners.This research had been conducted in over 11 markets across the country, but this was the first time a state-wide...
March 1, 2022
Personal Goodwill in a Merger & Acquisition Transaction
Summary: Selling a business can require some of the most important tax planning an owner may ever need. This is particularly true when a business that has operated as a C corporation is sold as an assets sale. In this situation, the owner may be...
January 13, 2022
The Perfect Storm
We are busy – and the abundance of activity is a result of essentially “the perfect storm,” due to not one, not two, but three fundamental drivers. The recipe for this storm situation is as follows: Taxes (or the avoidance thereof)Buying and selling + lots of...
November 29, 2021
Popular Estate and Gift Tax Planning Techniques – Are They Doomed?
In response to instructions under the budget resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal offered an amendment on September 13 that includes several tax changes in the area of estates, gifts, and trusts. The two most relevant...
October 8, 2021
Best Practices: Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM)
Discounts for lack of marketability (DLOMs) have frequently been the subject of controversy in valuations. The reason: applying a DLOM – an amount or percentage deducted from the value of an ownership interest to reflect the relative absence of marketability – can result in significant...
September 24, 2021