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Things to Watch Out For When Hiring Your M&A Firm – Part I

Things to Watch Out For When Hiring Your M&A Firm – Part I Most people will hire an M&A firm just once in their lifetime/business career. When you do, you want to make sure you are doing the right thing in hiring the right M&A firm. Here are some things to beware of and mistakes others have made that you can Things to Watch Out For When Hiring Your M&A Firm – Part I

Increasing Firm Value – -Getting Your Financial House in Order-

Increasing Firm Value -Getting Your Financial House in Order- Many engineering and architecture firms are encouraged by improved business activity and are catching their breath after the great recession. Firms are now taking a closer look at their financials as they try to improve profitability and consider long term succession issues. It’s a great time Increasing Firm Value – -Getting Your Financial House in Order-

Stonemill Partners – Tidbits, Information, Resources, Articles

We just wanted to recap some of the tidbits from previous communication to help you in the management of your practice and ongoing planning:   Free Marketing Report: 50 Marketing Tactics for Engineers and Architects – email us to request this     Success Story as reported by the Houston Business Journal:   https://stonemillpartners.com/2015/10/success-story-as-reported-by-the-houston-business-journal/   Stonemill Partners – Tidbits, Information, Resources, Articles

Stonemill Partner Searches – seeking these firms:

Stonemill Partner Searches – seeking these firms:   Architectural Firm  – Ann Arbor, MI, Atlanta SDVOSB Engineering Firm – working on Veterans Admin projects Transportation Engineering Firm – Chicago, Midwest, Florida, Georgia MEP Engineering Firm – DC, Northern VA, MD Geotech Engineering Firm – (mining, water, NEPA, SEFA, Environmental) – Western US, Intermountain West 
Engineering Firm – full Stonemill Partner Searches – seeking these firms:

Business Available for Acquisition from Stonemill Partners

Business Available for Acquisition from Stonemill Partners   Revenue           Cash Flow        Backlog Midwest                        Design Build Construction Firm        $7,400,000    $374,000         $6,000,000 NE Wisconsin Engineering Firm        $2,818,000    $364,000         $5,060,000 Pennsylvania Architectural Firm       $799,000         $108,000         $1,260,000 Southwest                                                         Arizona GeoTech Engineering Firm  $2,937,000    Business Available for Acquisition from Stonemill Partners

Success Story as reported by the Houston Business Journal:

Success Story as reported by the Houston Business Journal:   http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2015/08/03/ziegler-cooper-architects-acquires-houston-firm-to.html

Article: Is Your Practice in the Gap?

  -Is Your Practice in the Gap?- © 2015 Stonemill Partners   When he made the decision to sell to Stantec in 2010, Burt Hill – CEO said it best, “We’re too big to be little, and we’re too little to be big.” Being in the middle can be difficult, just ask any middle child. Article: Is Your Practice in the Gap?

3 Reasons that an owner should not sell their own business:

Reason #1 – They Don’t Know Value! What the owner paid for it, what other businesses are advertised for, and what outdated rules-of-thumb (ROT!) are supposed to apply may have no relationship to today’s value. Price it too high and serious buyers won’t even look, price it too low and miss out on hard earned 3 Reasons that an owner should not sell their own business: