Life After Business
About This Show
Sell your business when you want, to who you want, for how much you want. Ryan Tansom’s goal is to bring you all the information he wishes he had when they sold their company. He will teach you to build the value of your business, set your timeline, and harvest your wealth during the sale so you can exit your business happy and transition into a life after with passion, purpose, and community.
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Divestopedia Co-founder Talks Valuations - Interview with John Carvalho
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Do you have a realistic valuation of your company? A lot of business owners never actually know what their company is worth until they go to sell their business. It is important to know this earlier to be able to figure out what exit option makes the most sense. John Carvalho, president and founder of the middle market M&A advisory firm, Stone Oak Capital, as well as co-founder of Divestopedia, talks about the importance of starting to plan for your exit early so you can have time to get the valuation to where it needs to be. If a change in objectives or change in business is needed, you can back into that if not selling for another few years. The more time you have, the more able you will be to achieve the goals you want when selling your company. In today's episode you'll learn: How to structure your company sale Who to find as a likely buyer How to architect the financing behind the deal How to reverse back into what you want out of your exit Making a healthier business before sale In today’s episode, you will also get John’s expert advice on business valuations, exit options, how deals are structured, financing options, and we have a discussion on return on equity. With 15+ years of experience in the M&A space, John also tells us the three most important variables in value creation, one being to make sure you have a great M&A advisor. “A great M&A advisor increases value from that timeframe when you start to market the business to the timeframe you close the deal,” says John. My purpose for starting this podcast was to bring my listeners everything I wish I would have known when we sold our company. I am very grateful this podcast will be an added resource on John’s online publication site, Divestopedia, to further this mission. Co-founded with the founder of Investopedia, Cory Janssen, Divestopedia is an online resource for entrepreneurs who want to sell their business for the best price and terms. Thanks to John for sharing all of his M&A knowledge with us and I hope you all like today’s episode! Please leave me any comments you have in