Smarter Business: Buying, selling & valuing a business

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In the latest episode of the Smarter Business podcast series from The Print Files, Wayne Robinson, editor of Print21, talks with Richard Rasmussen, director at Ascent Partners, about the issues to consider when acquiring another company, or considering selling your own.

 
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The episode starts with a discussion of the benefits that can be experienced through acquisition of another company, and strategies to consider when assessing and planning the process. This leads to a review of recommended methods of ensuring your business is ready to acquire another, and the supporting structure that will help ensure the acquisition is a success. 

Buying, selling, and valuing a print business: Richard Rasmussen (right) gives the lowdown
Buying, selling, and valuing a print business: Richard Rasmussen (right) gives the lowdown
 

Richard steps through some of the pitfalls associated with acquisitions and the areas that require the most effort, including corporate cultures and branding. He also discusses methods of valuing businesses, including EBITDA, summing the value of assets and pricing a company's goodwill.

We then shift to options for those considering selling their business, including techniques to improve the value, and the importance of having a business appraised well in advance, in order to identify areas for improvement. The episode wraps with a discussion of when is the best time to sell, and the factors to consider, including outlook and equipment valuations.

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