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Volume 19, Issue 1 - 2022

  • Solving Workforce Shortages via Acquisition
    Ask a business owner to name top challenges faced today, and the availability of quality workers is almost guaranteed to be on their list. Here we discuss one way you can address this problem within your company.

  • Bracing for an Exciting Future
    From a faith-based dream starting in a garage to teaming with a publicly traded company, BCC client MD Orthopaedics engaged BCC to advise on its sale to a like-minded company with an international network. This was a win-win for two organizations that are changing the lives of children and their families.

  • Reaching for the Summit
    This transaction is a fitting example of how a company can benefit from BCC’s expertise in assisting an ESOP-owned company through a sale. Valley Machining Company, a Rock Valley, Iowa-based company, did just that to partner with Summit Equity Group.

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Volume 18, Issue 3 - 2021

  • Capital Expenditures and Cash Flow
    When selling your business, it is important to understand how capital expenditures, or “cap ex,” can affect your company’s valuation. We discuss the two major categories of cap ex, and how each is perceived by prospective buyers.

  • Climbing to New Heights
    Looking to grow its geographic market, Carlisle, Iowa-based Murphy Tower Service (MTS), a leading provider of wireless and wireline infrastructure services, looked to BCC to find an ideal acquisition candidate. With talented employees and a similar corporate culture focused on safety and quality, BCC identified East River Tower who ultimately joined the MTS team.

  • Deveron Corp. Acquires Agronomic Solutions
    Access to information can have a significant impact on production and returns in the agriculture industry. Recognizing their valuable role in an endeavor to assist farmers increase yields, reduce costs, and improve farm outcomes through leveraging digital data collected across North America, the owners of Agronomic Solutions hired BCC to advise them on their sale to Deveron Corp.

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Volume 18, Issue 2 - 2021

  • Confidential Auctions: The Right Choice for Selling Your Business
    As a business owner, it’s likely you’ve received unsolicited acquisition interest in your company. If you decide to pursue selling, how do you know if you are obtaining the maximum value for the enterprise you have built? A confidential auction process can help ensure just that.

  • Establishing Your Acquisition Criteria
    A key factor for a successful transaction, as a buyer, is knowing your ideal acquisition target. With a multitude of quantitative and qualitative criteria to be evaluated and prioritized ahead of any acquisition process, we outline some of the most common considerations.

  • Exploding Across the Country
    BCC had the opportunity to represent long-time client and explosives expert, Quick Supply Co., in their latest acquisition. Read about their expanding footprint.

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Volume 18, Issue 1 - 2021

  • How has COVID-19 Impacted the M&A Process?
    The merger and acquisition market has not been immune to the pandemic. Though selling your business looks a bit different in the current environment, buyers remain active and valuation multiples continue to be attractive for quality businesses.

  • Finding a Partner to Maintain Quality
    Divesting a division of your company is sometimes necessary to expand your core product or service. BCC helped Maintainer Corporation of Iowa find a partner who not only had the right expertise to complete current orders for Maintainer Custom Bodies, but who would also maintain the quality and customer focus for which MCB is known.

  • Muncie Aviation Takes Des Moines Flying Service Under its Wing
    With a management team approaching retirement and an ownership group seeking liquidity, it was time for a transition of ownership of Des Moines Flying Service. DMFS relied on BCC to approach buyers in strict confidentiality and find the best possible partner to continue the company’s long, well-earned legacy for years to come.

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Volume 17, Issue 1 - 2020

  • Partnering with a Financial Buyer
    Financial buyers aim to leverage their financial resources and experience to build and grow businesses. Here you will learn more about financial buyers and what to consider before selling your business to one.

  • Locating the Right Match
    Midland GIS Solutions was an attractive acquisition target for many companies. Learn how BCC assisted its management team in finding the right strategic partner to help expand geographically in order to continue its growth path.

  • What is a Search Fund
    Here we explain how search funds can solve a variety of issues facing business owners evaluating exit strategies.

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