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What’s Missing from your Perfect Pitch?

July 25, 2018

Congratulations, you have come up with a great idea for a business! Unfortunately, like most things in this world, you need money to move it forward. Now the question is: where do you start?

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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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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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The Importance of Lawyers in M&A Transactions

September 19, 2017

We hope that “Dick the Butcher” wasn’t planning to sell his butcher shop when he uttered his immortal line, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in Shakespeare’s play, Hen

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Management Buy-Outs and Business Transitions

July 11, 2017

While there are many different paths to financial security, it has been our experience that owning and operating your own business offers the best hope for financial success. Granted there are risks a

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Property & Casualty Brokerage Strategic Planning

March 23, 2017

Smythe LLP will soon be publishing our 2017 Property & Casualty (P&C) brokerage benchmark report. This year’s report will be ready for distribution in May and focuses on our observations of

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Key Areas of Focus in a Valuation Report

March 15, 2017

For those of us that prepare valuations on a daily basis, we see these reports as well-structured, easy-to-follow documents that explain all the key aspects of the valuation process. However, for the

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Valuations – The Bridge Between Death and Taxes

March 1, 2017

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin As you may already be aware, death and taxes are not mutually exclusive and there can

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