Entries by Dan Doran

What Data is Required for a Valuation?

So, you’re a middle-market entrepreneur or a business owner looking for information about selling your business. If that’s the case, you probably already know you need to get a business valuation. That’s where Quantive comes in. Your reasons for needing the valuation could range from preparing for retirement to a divorce asset settlement. In between […]

What Data is Required for a Valuation?

So, you’re a middle-market entrepreneur or a business owner looking for information about selling your business. If that’s the case, you probably already know you need to get a business valuation. That’s where Quantive comes in. Your reasons for needing the valuation could range from preparing for retirement to a divorce asset settlement. In between […]

Quantive Advises Management Science & Innovation (MSI) on Sale

Quantive is pleased to announce the sale of Management Science & Innovation, LLC (MSI) to Center Element Capital (CEC). Center Element Capital (CEC), a search firm located in Nashville, TN, acquired Management Science & Innovation (MSI). Quantive represented Management Science & Innovation (MSI) throughout this transition. In a recent press release, founder at CEC, Daniel […]

The Unsolicited Offer: What to Do?

So you’ve received an offer to purchase your business. Perhaps a competitor asks you to lunch and casually broaches the subject. Or a vendor makes an overture to acquire your company. Maybe a business broker calls and has a client that wants to make an offer to purchase your business. As a valuation firm, we […]

The Buy-Sell Agreement: 9 reasons you need one

When forming a business, one of the first things every entrepreneur should think about is their ultimate exit. For most, this is the farthest thing from their mind.  As any corporate attorney will tell you, in the same way, you would plan to protect your children with the creation of a will. Your business should […]

Quantive Advises The DataTech Group on Sale

Quantive is pleased to announce the sale of The DataTech Group to Torch.AI. Torch.AI, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI) powered ultra-high-speed data processing, acquired The DataTech Group (DataTech). Quantive represented The DataTech Group throughout this transaction. Located in O’Fallon, IL, The DataTech Group provides government and private sector clients with the ability to use […]

Business Valuation and Divorce – Tis The Season

Regardless of your profession, we have a few common denominators: Patriots Tampa Bay will be playing football, the Ground Hog will be wrong, and a goodly number of our clients will be getting divorced. That’s right- family law practitioners know this well, and the statistics bear it out the end of January is officially divorce […]

What is my Business Worth?

The vast majority of small business owners have worked extremely hard to build up their businesses.  And as the saying goes, when it comes time to move on (be it for retirement, a change of plans, or an untimely death), there are really only three options: sell, pass it on to a family member or […]

Due Diligence: What is It?

Sometimes when thinking about business concepts, it’s helpful to think about consumer concepts.  Due diligence – a term you’ll start to hear a lot when buying or selling a company- is a great example.

Key to a Successful Sale: Understand Value, Get the Right Team

Let’s talk for a moment about your highly successful Widget Business. Why is it successful? You have the exemplary product/service You have the pricing right for the market You have the right team in place to sell it What does this have to do with selling your business? Simple – successfully selling a business is […]