M&A Lingo for CEO’s – 15 MUST-know Terms

CEO giving talk about M&A and Private Equity phrases

If you own or run a private business, chances are Private Equity firms are knocking on your door. But if you aren't prepared for the unique language of private equity and M&A, conversations will leave you lost-in-translation, or worse, left in the dust by your PE-backed competitors. To stay ahead of the game, every business owner, CEO, CFO, and President should know with these key terms for when acquirers come a-knockin: 1.) Turns / … [Read more...]

Lehman Fee Calculator

Link to Lehman Fee Calculator by Dan Herr

Being in the Private Equity and investment banking world you run across the Lehman Formula in paying advisor/broker/banker fees quite often. Most all of us know the structure of 5%, 4%, 3%, 2%, and 1% for the first 5 million respectively, but sometimes it is just easier to have a calculator that does it for you. I couldn't easily find any online and had some time to kill one evening, so I made one (includes option for Double … [Read more...]