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Bridging the Gap: Creativity in Earnout Structure Can Get the Deal Across the Table

In mergers and acquisitions, bridging valuation gaps between buyers and sellers often requires more than just financial acumen—it demands creativity. A key strategy is the use of earnouts, which can alleviate buyer concerns and reward sellers for consistent performance or growth going forward. This post delves into the nuances of earnout structures, shedding light on […]

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Exciting and Innovative New SBA 7(a) Loan Guidelines for Business Acquisitions

The SBA 7(a) program is a versatile loan platform offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to support small businesses in various financial endeavors, including business acquisitions. This initiative provides several benefits, such as reduced down payments, extended repayment periods, and flexibility in loan terms, making it an attractive option for entrepreneurs looking to acquire

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Calder Capital Wins Gold in Business Development Department of the Year in the 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Calder Capital was honored with the Gold Award in the Business Development Department of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Calder Capital, a premier lower middle market investment bank, was founded in 2013

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Calder Capital Wins Silver in Sales Department of the Year in the 13th Annual Best in Biz Awards

Calder Capital was honored with the Silver award in the Sales Department of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. Calder Capital, a premier lower middle market investment bank, was founded in 2013 and

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2023 Buy-Side Recap

2023 was a turbulent year in the economy, with rising interest rates, bank failures, falling but high inflation, persistent labor challenges, and very low seller sentiment. This did not stop Calder’s buy-side team from soaring to new heights! Below is a 2023 recap and while it’s good to review the past, we won’t dwell on

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Calder Capital/SBDA Close Record-Breaking 48 Deals in 2023!

With the successful closings of two businesses on 12/28/23, the Calder Capital/SBDA team completed transaction #48 for 2023, surpassing previous annual transaction and revenue records. This is despite global M&A deal volume declining by 7% and 27% year-over-year dollar volume decline rounding off the lowest three-quarter total since 2013. (Source: Skadden) Calder reported 79.1% revenue growth

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The 2024 Buyer’s Outlook: Navigating a More Challenging M&A Market

In the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), 2024 presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for buyers. With the landscape evolving rapidly, this blog post delves into what makes buying businesses in 2024 more complex and competitive, especially in the face of a surge in private equity (PE) investment and the growing

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