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Decoding Working Capital: An Overlooked Factor in M&A Transactions
Working capital analysis is a key value component and piece of financial due diligence when selling a business.
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How to Select a Wealth Advisor in Preparation for the Sale of Your Business
Comprehensive planning ahead of a transaction with input from an investment banker and a wealth advisor can make the difference between “hitting your number” and “leaving money on the table.”
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Summer 2022 Internship Reflection
Chinook was fortunate to have two fantastic undergraduate interns for Summer 2022, Katie Braden and Jordan Kauffman. They've shared their experiences about the program.
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The ABCs of Rolling Equity: A Story of Chips and Apples
Rolling Equity in a transaction diversifies a business owner’s risk profile by taking chips off the table while still holding meaningful equity with significant upside.
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How COVID is Impacting Private Company Valuations
COVID has transformed nearly every aspect of daily life, including the performance of privately held businesses.
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Advisory Boards Are A Bad Idea If You Answer Yes To These Three Questions
Selling a business is complex, and since there are no “do-overs”, it is worth the extra effort, time, and money to be properly prepared.
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Of Course, Enterprise Value = EBITDA x the Multiple… Uh, So What’s the Multiple?
A key metric that is relied on with the market approach is normalized earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
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It's about trust: why you should invest in a Quality of Earnings Report
A QofE provides a professional, third-party analysis that validates the financial information an owner has shared about the business.
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Some Say LOI’s Aren’t Worth the Paper They’re Printed On. We Disagree.
It’s important to understand which elements of a well-constructed Letter of Intent (LOI) are necessary.
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This report, published twice a year, provides an update on M&A activity, focusing on global, national, and Pacific Northwest trends. Selected transactions are profiled with an Enterprise Value (EV) between $10 million and $100 million.

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