Business Acquisitions

How To Finance a Delivery Route Acquisition

Route delivery businesses are very popular among entrepreneurs. However, getting financing to purchase this type of a business can be a challenge. In this article you will learn: What are lenders looking for? Financing alternatives Why is a down payment needed? Common financing structures This information applies to individuals or companies buying most types of […]

How to Finance a FedEx Route Acquisition

Owning a FedEx route can be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs with the right experience. It allows you to own a logistics and delivery company with a great client base – all while leveraging FedEx’s great brand reputation and resources. However, getting the financing to purchase a FedEx route can be a challenge. This type […]

MBO Case Study – Midsize Aviation Company (Business Acquisition)

In this article, we present the case study of a management buyout (MBO) applied to a small/midsize aviation parts company. Although small management buyouts are not mentioned in the business popular press often, they can be an effective way to acquire a company. Since the company is private (rather than publicly listed), all the names […]

LBO Case Study – Small Transportation Company (Business Acquisition)

In this article, we present the case study of a leveraged buyout (LBO) applied to a small transportation company. Although this strategy is not mentioned in the small business popular press often, LBOs can be an effective way to buy a small company as well. Since the company is private (rather than publicly listed), all […]

Business Acquisition Loan – Down Payment Sources

Most business acquisition loan providers require that buyers of a business provide a down payment in order to get a loan. The down payment can range from 10% to 30% of the transaction value. In this article, we discuss why lenders require a down payment and describe four sources of down payment funds. For more […]

How to Finance a Business Acquisition

In this article, we discuss six ways that you can finance the purchase of a business. We also examine three ways to cover the operational costs of your business. Many buyers forget to take into account this important point when making their initial plans. Financing the business acquisition is only part of the game. You […]

Leveraged Buyout Financing for Small Businesses

Most people consider leveraged buyouts to be solutions that can only be used to acquire larger businesses. However, nothing about a leveraged buyout is specific to larger business. The concept can be used to acquire smaller businesses. There is a catch, though. Just because the concept can be used by smaller businesses, it does not mean that […]

Requirements for a Business Acquisition Loan

This article discusses the main requirements you must meet to qualify for an SBA 7(a) loan. This type of loan is one of the most common financing tools used by small business owners to finance a business acquisition. A Quick Word on SBA Loans The term “SBA Loan” is a bit of a misnomer because […]

How to Get a Business Acquisition Loan

In this article, we discuss the process of getting a loan to acquire a business. This article covers the basics of a business acquisition loan – what you need to have in place before you apply for a loan and how to get the process started. This article helps you if: You are looking for […]

How to Finance a Management Buyout

A management buyout (MBO) is a type of business acquisition in which the managers of a company purchase the business from the current owners or parent company. Management buyouts can be structured in a number of ways such as a conventional purchase or a leveraged buyout model. Leveraged buyouts are often used because few management teams have the financial […]