8 due diligence tips for buying a business [cheat sheet]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 12-Sep-2018 02:00:00

When buying a business, the due diligence process involves checking and verifying information relating to the basic operations and performance of the business you're interested in.

Due diligence is about identifying risks, issues and any material differences between what has been represented in information provided previously on the business, and what you and your advisor identify in the due diligence process. 

If you know the risks before you jump (buy the business), then you can plan your landing (mitigate and manage the impact) during the business transfer.

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Topics: Buying a business, Due diligence, cheat sheet, business advice, business buying

3 questions to ask before buying a business [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 17-Jan-2018 02:00:00

When working with our business buying clients, one of the first things I tell them is that price should not be their primary concern.

Of course it’s important – there’s no point enquiring about a business worth $5 million if you only have $500,000 to invest.

However, as the infographic below illustrates, there are several questions you need to ask yourself before you get too far into the buying process.

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Topics: Buying a business, infographic, business buying, Business advisor

Use our Business Buyer's Checklist to assess opportunities [template]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 17-Jan-2018 02:00:00


Buying a business is an investment class that is not as liquid as many others, so it is not an investment decision to be rushed into or made lightly.

For those of you considering buying a business, we have created the Business Buyer's Checklist.

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Topics: Buying a business, Checklist, business advice, business buying, Business advisor

M&A 2017 activity and 2018 outlook [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Dec-2017 03:20:00

As part of our research for the 2018 Economic Outlook eBook and blogs, we looked at mergers and acquisitions activity, both in terms of our own experience in the small to mid-cap market, plus activity in the broader M&A market.

In this video, James shares some of the highlights, including the factors that are contributing to a stronger business sale market.

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Topics: Advice, Video, economic forecast, selling a business, business buying

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





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