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M&A Unplugged

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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

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

87. Top 7 Pitfalls That Buyers Face During M&A Diligence with Joe Beer

2/2/2021
The most common pitfalls buyers face can be avoided, however, if buyers can pay attention to them in due time. Joined by Joe Beer, the VP of Operations at Sun Acquisitions and over 200 deals under his belt, Domenic Rinaldi shares the top 7 most common due diligence pitfalls that buyers encounter during M&A transactions. For more comprehensive guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide and checklist, as well as, additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:36:25

86. How To Conduct Due Diligence During Acquisition: Best Practices And A High-Level Checklist

1/26/2021
It goes without saying that getting due diligence right can make or break your transaction. Your go-to M&A expert, Domenic Rinaldi, devotes this episode to give you a roadmap on due diligence. He discusses the best practices that successful deals have in common and provides a checklist of tasks to undertake during diligence. For more comprehensive guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide and checklist, as well as, additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:30:41

85. How The CARES Act Will Change SBA 7(a) Loans with Doug Adams

1/19/2021
For those who delve into business acquisitions, huge changes may be coming their way. Doug Adams of Emerson Capital and Domenic Rinaldi talk about the significant amendments to the CARES Act and the waving SBA fees for all new deals. This huge news will result in cheaper acquisitions for buyers and more earnings for sellers. For more comprehensive guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide and checklist, as well as, additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:23:57

84. Life In The Realm Of Wealth Management with Tom Hine

1/12/2021
Many entrepreneurs & businesses turn to wealth management firms for help in managing finances & assets. To learn more about this industry, Domenic Rinaldi interviews Tom Hine of Capital Wealth Management. He discusses how he started his own financial planning career, and how he built his business through conducting 7 acquisitions. For more comprehensive guidance, download our due diligence best practices guide and checklist, and additional free resources on our website at...

Duration:00:43:45

83. Growing A Business Through Acquisition And Selling It Higher with Greg Kihlstrom

1/5/2021
Many successful entrepreneurs know that, in one way or another, you will have to find your exit—one that leaves you far better than when you started. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi invites serial entrepreneur and CEO of CareerGrig, Greg Kihlstrom, to talk about Greg’s experience growing a business through acquisition and then selling that same business years later for a much higher multiple. He shares how he was able to integrate a business into his existing operation and how to...

Duration:00:33:30

82. 2020 Recap And Preparing For The Deals Ahead

12/29/2020
What a year it has been! If you are still here standing, then you deserve a pat on the back for making it through. Now that we’re at the end of this chaotic 2020, it’s time to look back and recount the things we gained and the lessons we learned. Domenic Rinaldi bids this year goodbye in this last episode of 2020 as he provides an end-of-the-year recap and a good story about deal preparation. After all, what is a good way to end a challenging year than prepare for the next and make it the...

Duration:00:16:16

81. The Power Of A Well-Targeted Business Mindset with Michael Zipursky

12/22/2020
Many businesses have admirable visions, enticing goals, and meaningful purposes, but still fall short in attaining success. Most of the time, it is caused by a lack of a well-targeted business mindset. Domenic Rinaldi talks with Michael Zipursky, the CEO of Consulting Success, in discussing how to redirect your focus, hone an effective message, maximize outsourcing services, and pinpoint your target audience in order to start an effective, self-managing team. Michael also shares some useful...

Duration:00:41:34

80. How Banks Are Handling M&A Transactions In Lending with Doug Adams

12/15/2020
The landscape from where banks operate has changed. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi discusses how the banks are handling M&A transactions in lending these days with the help of Doug Adams of Emerson Capital. With his expertise, Doug shares how deals are getting financed when the revenues of a business have been impacted positively or negatively, what the banks are looking for during underwriting, how to look at the deal structures when buying a business during this time, and more. For...

Duration:00:33:31

79. Navigating The Changes In The M&A Marketplace During COVID

12/8/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us into this environment of uncertainty that moving forward often feels like walking with eyes closed. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi goes solo to help us make sense of what is happening now in the M&A marketplace. He answers whether or not deals are happening and how they have changed during this period of time and likely in the future after COVID. Domenic provides some great key things to think of before doing a deal, no matter if you’re a buyer or a...

Duration:00:23:44

78. Due Diligence And Integration: Preparing For Your Next Acquisition with Mark Walztoni

12/1/2020
Due diligence and integration should have equal weighting in any acquisition. As integration is gaining more and more steam, more acquirers are asking how to do integration these days compared to years ago. Joining Domenic Rinaldi on today’s podcast is Mark Walztoni, who shares his high-level formula for approaching this phase, along with how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. This episode will surely help you be prepared for your next acquisition. For more comprehensive guidance,...

Duration:00:38:19

77. Grow Your Business From A Simmer Pot with Jennifer Goldman

11/24/2020
When we have just acquired a business, it can be easy to dive into transforming and growing it immediately. However, this episode’s guest, Jennifer Goldman of Jennifer Goldman Consulting, is all about the opposite. In fact, she tells you to stop and start by doing nothing other than developing what she calls a “simmer pot”. Domenic Rinaldi uncovers what this means as he and Jennifer go right into the things you need to go over with your business operations and develop a roadmap for changes....

Duration:00:30:36

76. The Most Common Value Drivers That Affect Business Valuation

11/17/2020
There are a number of components that you should be looking at any time you’re valuing a business. In this episode, Domenic Rinaldi dives into one of them – value drivers. What are the common value drivers that you should be looking at? Why are these value drivers so important? How does each of them affect a company’s valuation during an acquisition? Listen in and learn what things you need to look for in terms of money factors, people factors and industry factors that may increase or...

Duration:00:25:06

75. The Business Ownership Process with Keith Knohl

11/10/2020
Keith Knohl always dreamed of owning a business. He tried to start a few ventures during his long and successful corporate career. He decided that buying an existing business that already had ongoing revenues, profits, clients, trained employees, and a foundation was a much smarter and safer path to business ownership. Keith joins Domenic Rinaldi to share his journey of buying a business, which included retaining a buy-side broker to help him through all phases of the process. If you’ve...

Duration:00:36:56

74. Starting Vs Buying A Business: Which One Should You Choose?

11/3/2020
There are so many paths to becoming an entrepreneur. One of the common struggles many face beforehand is deciding whether to start a business or buy instead. If you found yourself in this dilemma, then this episode is for you. Host, Domenic Rinaldi, goes solo to talk about the differences between starting and buying a business and what advantages the latter has over the other. He provides an outline of key things you need to consider in both, and, if you decide on buying, figure out what...

Duration:00:27:02

73. Creating The Perfect M&A Communication Strategy with Andrew Cross

10/27/2020
There is a lot at stake in getting your communication strategy right during a merger and acquisition. Apart from just ensuring a healthy give and take between the two parties, you need a communication plan to trickle information down to your employees, customers and vendors. Domenic Rinaldi talks about this critical but oft-neglected aspect of M&A with Andrew Cross, Senior Vice President and partner at Walker Sands, one of the nation’s top integrated marketing firms. Andrew has been...

Duration:00:32:06

72. Running The Numbers On Human Capital ROI with Dr. Solange Charas

10/20/2020
Human capital is the most important asset of every company. This aspect of due diligence is so critical in the M&A process to see whether or not you are looking at the right company to acquire. But how do we exactly calculate the return on investment in human capital? Is it even calculable in financial terms? Joining Domenic Rinaldi to give some clarity on this is Dr. Solange Charas, a human capital metrics expert and the Founder and CEO of HCMoneyball, a technology company that provides an...

Duration:00:47:48

71. Baymark Partners Acquisition Criteria, Due Diligence And M&A Predictions with Ben Mimmack & Andy Waltman

10/13/2020
As a business owner, it is important to understand what a buyer is looking for in a deal so that you can position your company for a future sale. Representing this side of the M&A equation are Ben Mimmack and Andy Waltman of Baymark Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas to discuss how their firm is approaching acquisitions and insights on what the M&A market might look like over the next months. If you want to learn what things you need to work on to set...

Duration:00:30:53