How to Value an AI Company

July 29, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic over the last few years. With tech titans such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, to name a

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Using a Spin-Out to Maximize Shareholder Value

May 4, 2018

What is a Spin-Out? A spin-out is a type of corporate reorganization involving the separation of business assets or operations from the Parent Company (“ParentCo”) to a newly formed inde

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Industry Consolidation – Should You Buy a Business Before You Sell Yours?

April 19, 2018

It’s a common enough scenario – an entrepreneur learns that the buyer of their business has acquired several similar businesses and plans to combine them for a bigger payout down the line. The res

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part Two

January 30, 2018

Welcome back! In our last post on net working capital (NWC) in a transaction context, we discus

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Net Working Capital in a Transaction Context – Part One

January 16, 2018

At a recent mergers and acquisitions conference, the audience was polled as to whether they had ever experienced net working capital (NWC) issues in a transaction; a chorus of laughter and groans echo

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Monitoring the Value of Tech Company Investments

November 16, 2017

At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked about investing in tech companies and how to best monitor these investments.

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Not all Valuation Reports are Created Equal

November 6, 2017

Be sure you understand the differences when you retain a Business Valuator At Smythe Advisory, we are often asked to provide quotes for

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part II

October 25, 2017

In Part I of this series, Selling a Professional Service Practice: A Cautionary Tale

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Selling a Professional Service Practice – Part 1: A Cautionary Tale

September 28, 2017

Top 5 mistakes people make during a professional service practice divestiture While professional service firms come in many forms, this article is focused on those organizations that have co

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Budgeting Your Cash Flow – Part One

June 20, 2017

For most business owners, the first thing on their mind is strategies to best generate and conserve cash flow in the business. If you missed our post Three Strategies to Help your Cash Flow y

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