Transaction Announcement: Kyle Concrete of Trinity, Alabama has been acquired by Oswalt Septic Tank Manufacturing, Inc. of Jasper, Alabama.
During a recent meeting, I was asked what type of business do I consult on the most. No need to reflect or hesitate for an answer, my quick response? - "Fitness businesses." In the past 18-months, I've consulted with owners and potential buyers of six fitness-related businesses in North Alabama. Of these six consultations, only [...]
Last week the Alliant Capital Advisors team assembled at our office in Brentwood, Tennessee for an updated group photo. Looking over this new picture, I'd like to share how the Alliant team works and how each of our brokers brings their own unique resume and viewpoint to our transactions. Alliant is the largest privately-held business [...]
With only a few days left before Christmas, my “To Do” list contains a few final unchecked items. I’m typically very good at planning, so where did all the time go? Looking back at my calendar I see that I missed a week of shopping because of sick kids. Then a there were a few [...]
For me, the most difficult part of evaluating a business is meeting with an owner who has let his business "slide" for too long. I recently had such a meeting, initiated by a referral's call stating the owner is "thinking of selling". During this meeting, I noticed the owner's vivid memory of his business in [...]
Selling Your Business is an emotional topic. The suggestion of planning your business exit and selling to a new owner can stir many emotions. Your employees and customers are as close as family. Will they feel betrayed? Your business is a part of you, reflecting your passion, values, and beliefs. Who will you be if [...]
Being a business broker I often hear horror stories of flubbed business sales. Last week while having lunch with a commercial real estate broker I heard the following sad story of a car wash sale gone wrong. The local business owner had owned and operated a car wash for nearly 20 years, and due to [...]