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Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business? If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions. Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a business and exiting a business all take time, preparation and the proper knowledge. M&A Unplugged promises to deliver relevant content for your business transaction and growth goals. Hosted by Domenic Rinaldi, the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. Having been involved in over 300 M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, Domenic asks the questions that unlock the secrets to creating value in transactions.

Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business? If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions. Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a business and exiting a business all take time, preparation and the proper knowledge. M&A Unplugged promises to deliver relevant content for your business transaction and growth goals. Hosted by Domenic Rinaldi, the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. Having been involved in over 300 M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, Domenic asks the questions that unlock the secrets to creating value in transactions.

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Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business? If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions. Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a business and exiting a business all take time, preparation and the proper knowledge. M&A Unplugged promises to deliver relevant content for your business transaction and growth goals. Hosted by Domenic Rinaldi, the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. Having been involved in over 300 M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, Domenic asks the questions that unlock the secrets to creating value in transactions.

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English


Episodes

107: Season 1 of M&A Unplugged Coming to an End

6/22/2021
M&A Unplugged Season 1 is coming to an end. Season 2 will be back after this summer. Visit our website to download our free resources for those wishing to buy or sell a business: https://k2adviser.com/resources/ If you enjoy our content, please remember to subscribe and leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again on the next episode of M&A Unplugged. Until then, please remember that scaling, acquiring or selling a business takes time, preparation and proper knowledge.

Duration:00:04:07

106: How To Make The Most Out Of M&A Exclusivity

6/15/2021
M&A exclusivity is one major strategy utilized by many, but some are unaware of how to push its advantages to the limit. Starting a series of topics from his one-on-one client consultations, Domenic Rinaldi shares one conversation focused on exclusivity. He explains how this gives buyers the owners' undivided attention and speeds up the entire purchasing process. Domenic also breaks down the most important tips for sellers in releasing their company from the market to make it exclusive. He...

Duration:00:14:38

105: What Value Drivers Should You Consider During Business Valuation?

6/8/2021
Although many businesses out there are similar in many ways, each one has value drivers unique to them. These significant factors dictate the overall framework of a business, and looking at them much closely will help a lot during valuations. Domenic Rinaldi highlights one of his most downloaded episodes that discusses the most common value drivers to consider. He explains how they hugely contribute to closing M&A transactions. From people management to complex finance and infrastructure...

Duration:00:26:36

104: Understanding Bank Financing For Owners And Buyers Of Businesses Affected By The Pandemic

6/1/2021
It’s no secret that a lot of industries were severely impacted by the pandemic. But how exactly did it affect bank financing for owners and buyers of businesses? Domenic Rinaldi shares some handy information for people who are interested in purchasing and selling their business. He explains the need to understand how banks view these deals and the different issues that come with them. Banks are being cautious and are looking at a good track record, monthly financial plans, and comparison...

Duration:00:25:27

103: Why Employee Integration Is A Critical Aspect Of M&A with Jennifer Fondrevay

5/25/2021
Employee integration is such a critical aspect of any M&A transaction that it’s a wonder why most entrepreneurs spend too little time planning for and executing this element. As a result, they often end up trying to catch up with it during the due diligence phase, which is quite a bit late to say the least. When is the right time to start thinking about employee integration? What essential considerations do you have to take in its execution? Domenic Rinaldi goes deeper into this topic with...

Duration:00:38:24

102. How To Avoid And Mitigate Successor Liabilities with Dino Armiros

5/18/2021
It is never a bad idea to acquire a thriving business. But sometimes, buyers find themselves in a bit of a pickle because of successor liabilities. Dissecting this topic with Domenic Rinaldi is Dino Armiros from the law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Together, they discuss the most common sorts of successor liabilities every buyer should be aware of. They delve into the red flags to be determined while the final act asset purchase agreements are getting drafted. Dino also explores the...

Duration:00:34:13

101: Social Media Due Diligence: Gauging The Value And Potential Of A Business’ Digital Assets With John Vuong

5/11/2021
These days, social media presence is in itself an asset. That is why it should be included in your due diligence when you’re sizing up a company you’re trying to purchase. If you’re a business owner, it is one thing that you have to consider if you want to take your company’s valuation a notch or two higher. However this aspect of due diligence doesn’t get nearly enough attention, especially considering the fact that digital will only grow in importance in the future. Recognizing this gap in...

Duration:00:32:50

100: Celebrating M&A Unplugged's First Hundred Episodes

5/4/2021
After hours of engaging discussions and interesting guests, M&A Unplugged now marks its 100th episode! Besides hitting this momentous achievement, the show is also being downloaded in more than 50 countries and one of top ten M&A shows worldwide. To celebrate their first hundred episodes, Domenic Rinaldi looks back with gratitude to everyone he has worked and collaborated with to make the podcast show possible and successful. He also brings some of his previous guests who share their...

Duration:00:21:44

99: Patrick Stroth: Mitigating Post-Closing Risks Through The Rep And Warranty Insurance

4/27/2021
M&A deals don't just end after the acquisition. In fact, inherent to it are post-closing risks that buyers and sellers will have to face. Are there stones left unturned during the due diligence process? What monetary holdback and liability will arise? Domenic Rinaldi's guest for this episode, Patrick Stroth, has been the go-to person for many buyers and sellers looking for their way out of these risks. As the founder of Rubicon Insurance Services, LLC, he has been a pioneer in applying what...

Duration:00:38:54

98: Best Practices For A Successful First Meeting With A Business Owner

4/20/2021
Knowing how to prepare for and conduct an initial meeting with a business owner drastically increases your chances of having a successful first meeting. First meetings are crucial when building any business relationship. When you come into the meeting fully prepared, you'll easily build rapport and gain the trust of the business owner. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi provides a best practices overview on how to have a successful first meeting with an owner and why this is critically...

Duration:00:31:19

97: What You Need To Know About SBA Loans with Doug Adams

4/13/2021
Do you want to be knowledgeable and prepared when you decide to exit your own business? Having an in-depth look at Small Business Acquisition Loans (SBA) will come in handy when that day arises. Today’s guest is Douglas Adams, the principal and president of Emerson Capital Corp, which provides financial solutions in business acquisition loans. In this episode, Douglas discusses with Domenic Rinaldi the qualification, costs, and debt structure of SBA. If you want to have great intel so you...

Duration:00:36:07

96: How To Narrow Down Your Search Criteria For A Business Acquisition with Tim Lahey

4/6/2021
Casting a wide net over the marketplace gives you a lot of choices when it comes to business acquisitions. But without proper search criteria, having many options may result in more challenging decision-making. Tim Lahey joins Domenic Rinaldi to share how he narrowed his business acquisition choices to just a few industries, allowing him to acquire the custom integration company, Homerun Technology. He also talks about the strategies he followed to ensure a smooth transition with its past...

Duration:00:42:27

95. Getting Around Tax Consequences In M&A Transactions with Ed Castellani

3/30/2021
Many people who get into the world of merging and acquisition pay little to no attention to various tax consequences and how to optimize them. Despite the different experiences between sellers and buyers, how can we bridge the gap here? Joining Domenic Rinaldi to delve into this matter is CPA and attorney, Ed Castellani. Together, they talk about the right way to approach a seller demanding stock transaction with no optimal tax outcome, the specifics of the letter of intent, the buckets of...

Duration:00:25:57

94: How To Break Through The Business Growth Plateau With Brett Trainor

3/23/2021
Did you know that 90% of all businesses never exceed $1 million in sales? That is a huge number of companies and solopreneurs basically just plateauing in their business growth after capping a certain threshold value. If you’re an existing owner of a business or someone who is contemplating to acquire one and grow it, you may want to take some time for this one. Join in as Domenic Rinaldi talks to a return guest, Brett Trainor, an expert in helping companies that have plateaued break through...

Duration:00:33:11

93. How To Avoid The Number One Pitfall In Transactions

3/16/2021
When you get to the core of why people fail during their transactions, you’ll see that it is because of the lack of preparation. And Domenic Rinaldi has some data to back this up. In this episode, he shares the highlights of the 300 buyer assessments collected in 2020, offering insights into why people fail to prepare and how you can avoid it. As we get into the thick of 2021, it is time to overcome the number one thing standing in the way of having a successful transaction. Follow Domenic...

Duration:00:12:35

92. The Bumpy Road To Growth Through Acquisition with Priscilla McKinney

3/9/2021
There is something romantic about growing a business organically, but those who have been in the trenches know how unglamorous that process can be in the day-to-day. Growth through acquisition is a far quicker and easier option if you want to grow in scale, but you also have to be very careful about the potential pitfalls. This B2B marketer’s story beautifully illustrates that point. Priscilla McKinney is no stranger to adversity, as she has seen her previous business literally burn down to...

Duration:00:46:36

91. Creative Deal Structures To Bridge The Gap with Joseph DeVito

3/2/2021
Valuation has always been one of the tougher nuts to crack in M&A deals, even under normal circumstances. When you throw in a pandemic to the mix, things begin to become more challenging, but also more interesting. Join Domenic Rinaldi as he speaks with Howard & Howard’s Joe DeVito to discuss some of the creative deal structures that M&A parties have adopted to bridge the valuation and risk gaps that came as a result of COVID-19. While 2020 certainly has been a tough ride as far as M&A...

Duration:00:27:56

90. Common M&A Pitfalls: 7 Mistakes You Must Never Do

2/23/2021
70% of M&A transactions are doomed to fail because of poor preparation and unclear strategies. To help minimize the risks faced by most business buyers and sellers, Domenic Rinaldi talks about seven of the most common M&A pitfalls that must be avoided at all costs. From the ROI targets and due diligence to valuation and integration, he delves into the most important stages of M&A and how to navigate through them effectively. Take note of each one, and you are on a straight, clear path to a...

Duration:00:32:10

89. 7 Major Reasons to Use Acquisitions for Growth

2/16/2021
Whether you are contemplating buying your first business, or you already own a business, growth is one of the key elements to the long-term health of your company. It has become hard to grow a business in traditional ways. On today’s podcast, let Domenic Rinaldi share a strategy to grow your business faster and cheaper. For more comprehensive guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide and checklist, as well as, additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:19:19

88. Navigating The Realm Of Pandemic-Hit Private Equity with Scott Becker

2/9/2021
COVID-19 shook the nation to its core and swept through various industries, putting a halt to many business operations. Private equity was profoundly affected by the crisis but jumped back into the game before 2021. Domenic Rinaldi is joined by Scott Becker to discuss how to approach private equity with smaller, COVID-19 resistant deals on the rise. For more guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide & checklist and additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:26:41