“M&A outlook shows ‘surprising level of optimism’ for 2021” ~MiBiz
“The M&A recovery that began in the second half of 2020 will accelerate in 2021, as corporate and private investors have access to capital and can pursue deals to build scale and expand scope.” ~PWC
“2021 could be a banner year for M&A activity, and one in which the seller of a strong, healthy middle-market business could actually fare very well.” ~Forbes
“Overall… advantageous interest rates and the increased availability of capital are set to increase M&A activity in 2021 – even if dealmakers travel less, and continue to work remotely. Ultimately, dealmakers that remain ‘deal ready’ will be best positioned to reap rewards in 2021.” ~Datasite
- Too little time – We get it… you’re busy running your business. Planning your exit has taken the back burner because you're consumed with the day-to-day operations of the business.
- Emotion – The prospect of not being an owner can be a difficult thing to grapple with since you’ve spent so much of your life tied to the business. It’s part of your very identity – who you are.
- Too early to worry about it – You’re used to taking chances as an owner, and this is just one more. Maybe you think time is on your side and it will work itself out somehow.
- No support – Maybe you don’t know where to go or who to ask for help. Perhaps you’re not sure where to access the education and high-value resources you need to move forward with your exit.
- Friend had a bad experience – It’s common to measure our own situations against our friends or colleagues.
- Too overwhelming/fear of the unknown – Planning does take effort and time and it may seem like there is no clear path to success.