Acquisitions Anonymous - Learn business as we review businesses for sale

By Bill D'Alessandro, Mills Snell, & Michael Girdley

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Helping you get smarter about small business acquisitions, growth, and operations. Hosted by Bill D'Alessandro, Mills Snell & Michael Girdley.

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Is this design agency a good buy? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 145
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about a Productized design services agency for startups that started in January 2020 in New Jersey. We discuss how this business works and what we think about the business model. We also discussed the status of Agencies in this macro environment. The two also share their insights on strategies to buy this business without setting aside the year-to-year expected revenue.

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SMBash is a live gathering of SMB, Micro-PE, and ETA owners, operators, and investors.

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Show Notes:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:01) - Our sponsor is SMBash

(02:24) - Mills & Michael catch-up

(03:25) - Deal & financials: Productized design services agency for startups

(07:01) - How does this deal work?

(08:54) - What do we think of this business model?

(10:14) - How is customer relationship management in this business?

(13:41) - What happens to Agency businesses in this macro environment?

(16:18) - Why is this a “mullet” business? How does that work?

(18:25) - Why would Mike pass on this one?

(21:57) - What is the bull case for agencies?

(25:19) - How would Mike negotiate this deal?

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#143 - Is this cell tower business any good?
#142 - Should we buy this Crossfit Gym?
#141 - A very profitable B2B Internet Business in the Petcare Vertical
#140 - Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal - with special Guest Heather Endresen

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Nov 29, 2022
We spot an amazing Business Broker - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 144
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about a profitable Midwest Framing and Art Handling Business. We talk about how this deal works and what it accomplishes.

We dive deep into how to spot a great business broker and how to improve your deal flow.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:16) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping

(02:44) - Deals & Financials: Profitable Midwest Framing and Art Handling Business

(03:31) - What does this company do?

(05:11) - Financial, value & financial performance

(09:16) - What makes this teaser so good?

(11:38) - What is the network risk associated with acquiring this business?

(14:53) - Is this the best brokerage firm ever?

(19:00) - How would we improve our deal flow dramatically?

(26:00) - How would we negotiate this deal?

(27:30) - How much would we pay for this one?

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#143 - Is this cell tower business any good?
#142 - Should we buy this Crossfit Gym?
#141 - A very profitable B2B Internet Business in the Petcare Vertical
#140 - Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal - with special Guest Heather Endresen

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Nov 25, 2022
Is this cell tower business any good? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 143
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about a 15-year-old Telecom Tower Business in the southeast side of Dallas. We share our perspectives on this business transaction and determine whether we’d buy this or not. The rise of technology is transforming every aspect of society, and in this episode, we will discuss whether the impending technological changes will be beneficial or harmful. In addition, we will discuss the factors that we believe should be prioritized by a buyer.

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SMBash is a live gathering of SMB, Micro-PE, and ETA owners, operators, and investors.

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Show Notes:


(00:00) - Introduction

(00:39) - Our sponsor is SMBash

(02:02) - Deal & financials: A 15-year-old Telecom Tower Business

(03:43) - What does this company do?

(08:47) - Mike’s idea on the deal

(11:44) - What do we think of this deal, and why do we hate it?

(13:52) - Is this industry in a bull or a bear market?

(14:59) - Why would you sell a business which is about to close a BIG contract?

(16:23) - Is there an obsolescence risk on the tech side?

(18:58) - What should buyers prioritize?

(20:07) - How are some investments so profitable? What does this mean for VC & PE investing?

(21:06) - What do we think about betting on future tech trends?

(23:20) - Is there a bull case for “soon to be obsolete” businesses?

(29:30) - We’re looking for B2B service businesses. Send ‘em over!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#142 - Should we buy this Crossfit Gym?

#141 - A very profitable B2B Internet Business in the Petcare Vertical

#140 - Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal - with special Guest Heather Endresen

#139 - Will we make bank with a Medical Equipment Supply Company?

#138 - See-food but for plants? With special guest Xavier Helgesen 


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Nov 23, 2022
Should we buy this Crossfit Gym? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 142
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Matthew Ford, we talk about a Crossfit Gym for sale in Florida. We will examine whether this business opportunity has a chance of success and investigate what is going on with the lease.

Finally, Mike and Matthew will discuss some strategies they would use to sell CrossFit Gym if they were business owners. In this episode, Mike also explains why going inland, away from the beach in Florida, is not a good idea for a business, especially if you live there.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services, including sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

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 Show Notes:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:35) - Our sponsor is CloudBookkeeping.com

(02:10) - Deal & financials: Crossfit gym for sale

(03:08) - What are the terms of this deal?

(05:57) - How’s the operation looking?

(06:22) - Why are they making little profit?

(07:15) - Is this a franchise? Do they pay franchisee costs?

(10:41) - How important is the membership base for this deal?

(11:57) - Is there only one Crossfit gym owner problem?

(12:34) - Why is opening more Crossfit gyms difficult for other owners?

(17:20) - Is building a community going to change the flow?

(20:52) - Why is getting away from the water a bad idea in Florida?

(23:03) - What exactly is going on with the Lease at this point? 

(23:55) - If we owned this company, how would we sell it to potential buyers? 

(28:00) - Deal & financials: Established family medical practice in Brownwood, Texas

(28:45) - Why is this deal interesting?

(29:24) - What is the current Boomer retiring trend?

(33:40) - Matthew’s funny dental story

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#141 - A very profitable B2B Internet Business in the Petcare Vertical

#140 - Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal - with special Guest Heather Endresen

#139 - Will we make bank with a Medical Equipment Supply Company?

#138 - See-food but for plants? With special guest Xavier Helgesen 


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Nov 18, 2022
A very profitable B2B Internet Business in the Petcare Vertical - Acquisition Anonymous episode 141
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D'Alessandro (@Bill) talk about a B2B Internet Business in Petcare Vertical. In this episode, we will examine their sales strategy and see if they have any unutilized pricing power, in addition to learning how this deal operates. We found something exceptional in this deal, so we will explain why its growth is delayed. Moreover, we realize something super interesting about this deal. Tune in to the episode to find out!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Acquisitions Anonymous episode 141

Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:50) - Our sponsor is Cloud bookkeeping

(02:18) - Deal & financials: B2B Internet Business in Petcare Vertical

(03:05) - Wait… what does this business do?

(04:53) - What is their sales strategy?

(06:41) - What does Bill love about this deal?

(10:31) - Do they have unused pricing power?

(12:54) - Where is the moat of this business?

(17:21) - Is there a recurring revenue here?

(19:54) - Why is this business’ growth on hold?

(20:25) - What are the usual options when you find a reasonably priced deal?

(23:28) - What gives us the chills on this deal?

(25:52) - Is this a trend that will continue?

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#140 Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal - with special Guest Heather Endresen

#139 Will we make bank with a Medical Equipment Supply Company?

#138 See-food but for plants? With special guest Xavier Helgesen 

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Nov 16, 2022
Let’s SBA the heck out of this deal. - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 140
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Heather Endresen (@HeatherEndresen), we talk a lot about the Small Business Administration (SBA) and discuss interesting topics such as why the deals are going down and the important safety considerations for this environment. Heather also imparts a great deal of crucial knowledge on cash flow and risks that we should keep in mind in the current environment.

We also talk about an Outdoor B2B eCommerce Brand. We get to witness Heather's informative knowledge of this type of loan. Additionally, we learn about the difficulty of seasonality when leveraging a business.

Subscribe to our channel!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services, including sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(01:06) - Our sponsor is CloudBookkeeping.com

(02:33) - Guest intro: Heather Endresen

(04:06) - What is happening in the market in mid-October 2022? What’s different from previous quarters?

(05:45) - Who owns the larger companies in the space?

(07:08) - What is the median SBA rate?

(09:13) - What is the most important factor when acquiring an SMB?

(12:25) - Is there room for valuations to correct, given the rate hikes decrease the Net Present Value of future cash flow?

(13:23) - What is happening on the upper-quality end of this market, and how does that relate to the rest?

(15:03) - In today’s environment, where the risk is higher for the Bank, does it make sense to raise more equity for high-quality deals?

(16:35) - How can I know if I’m being safe from the buyer’s side?

(18:12) - Seller Notes! Things you need to know as a buyer

(20:27) - How to protect yourself with a seller note?

(22:37) - SBA Loans & personal guarantees

(26:30) - What happens in a default situation? How does the SBA operate in these cases?

(29:17) - Can I choose an asset or cash to bring into the deal as coverage if the business is underperforming?

(30:09) - Deal & financials: Outdoor B2B eCommerce Brand

(32:34) - What is the first thing that you’d ask from a Lender's perspective?

(34:21) - What is the challenge of seasonality when you’ve taken leverage on a business?

(36:37) - What is the line of credit and how does it relate to the Quality of Earnings reports?

(39:16) - The underbelly of SBA loans?

(39:56) - How does the bank get comfortable with a Deal?

(42:41) - What does SBA pre-approved really mean?

(45:35) - What’s the dynamic of Live Oak Bank?

(51:02) - Reach out to Heather!

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Nov 11, 2022
Will we make bank with a Medical Equipment Supply Company? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 139
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Matthew Ford discuss a Medical Equipment Supply Company in NJ. Aside from checking how this business works, we will also consider looking for areas of improvement, if there are any. Matt will also review important points to keep in mind before purchasing insurance to avoid pitfalls. Mike also talks about the idea of monopsony, so let's find out if this deal is really that bad. 

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Thanks to our sponsor!

Live Oak Bank - Whether you’re looking to build, buy or expand your business, let the team at Live Oak Bank be your financial guide. With Live Oak, you get a partner who believes in your success and is willing to take the journey alongside you. We provide small business loans tailored to your goals.

Fuel the growth of small businesses across the country; bank with Live Oak Bank.

You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.

*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.

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Show notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:46) - Our sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(01:53) - Deal & Financials: Medical Equipment Supply Company

(04:02) - How does this deal work?

(07:19) - How to stay profitable in this business?

(08:23) - Is the business made to fail?

(14:12) - What’s so funny about this deal?

(15:43) - Is this deal really that bad?

(16:27) - Did the revenue numbers and the brokers help the deal?

(19:31) - Why is a background check really important before buying a business?

(20:41) - The Monopsony Concept

(22:10) - What is the "Spirit Halloween” concept?

(24:25) - What should be considered when taking out insurance?

(26:30) - How important is it to choose the right insurance?

(28:10) - Do we love this deal? Can this deal be improved?

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#137 - A deal that is going UP!

#136 - Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores?

#135 - Should we buy this warehouse software business?

#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers

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Nov 08, 2022
See-food but for plants? With special guest Xavier Helgesen - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 138
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Xavier Helgesen (@XavierHelgesen) talk about a mobile app for scanning plants and trees. Before delving into details like the churn rate for this offer, we started with the fundamentals of how this app functions. We will also know how frequently our hosts have been using Image search. We get into how this deal can be effective in the market and what strategies can be applied for this business to succeed. We will also learn more about the power dynamics in this market.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services, including sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:41) - Our sponsor is CloudBookkeeping.com

(02:08) - Quick catch-up with Xavier

(02:44) - Deal & Financials: 1-person start-up: Profitable Mobile Plant and Tree Scanner App

(03:12) - How does this deal work?

(04:09) - What is the concept of “The Pain of Pain”?

(05:55) - How sticky are these customers? What are they paying to get customers?

(07:34) - What is the churn rate on this deal?

(10:05) - What is Xavier’s prediction for this app? What’s the trend for iOS?

(14:01) - Who would buy this Saas business?

(16:08) - What is the possible bull case for this deal? What are the opportunities for this kind of business?

(17:24) - How can gamification be an opportunity for this deal? What is the rabbit hole?

(18:24) - What is the bear case in this scenario?

(19:09) - How does Xavier think about customer retention in software?

(22:24) - What is the effect of a recession in the market?

(24:36) - Why are some software companies getting punished in the public markets? What are some of the power dynamics in this market?

(28:45) - What is the best lesson we learned today?

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#137 - A deal that is going UP! 

#136 - Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores?

#135 - Should we buy this warehouse software business?

#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers





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Nov 04, 2022
A deal that is going UP! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 137
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discuss a rapidly expanding home and business elevator maintenance company in South Carolina. From a demand standpoint, we will determine what makes this so intriguing and do a little background research on the state of the market. We will also find out why neither VC capital nor PE has purchased this company. Finally, after picking up some tips from Michael, he will share a fun reality show concept associated with this transaction.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:58) - Our sponsor is CloudBookkeeping.com

(02:27) - Deal & financials: A fast-growing home & commercial elevator Maintenance Co 

(03:49) - How does this company work?

(07:22) - What makes this so interesting from a Demand perspective?

(08:36) - What is so interesting about this Deal? What about the industry?

(11:45) - What is the Otis Roll-up strategy, and why would you focus on it?

(13:31) - Why hasn’t VC capital or PE bought this business already?

(14:01) - What is @Girdley’s hack to learn about an industry?

(15:02) - Why should you ask about the customers, and what should you look for?

(19:42) - “Girdley drunk at your business” Is this a good reality show idea?

(22:00) - Transdigm’s golden Roll-Up Strategy

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 Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#136 - Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores?

#135 - Should we buy this warehouse software business?

#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers



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Nov 01, 2022
Can we make bank with Cricket Wireless stores? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 136
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discussed 6 Cricket Franchise Cell Phone Stores in Chicago.

In this episode, we'll learn who runs these franchises and how they operate. We will see the most significant pain point regarding the customer base in this kind of business.

In addition, our hosts will offer some advice on how to run this type of business efficiently after discussing the revenue splitting among the stores and the possible tradeoffs & advice on how to get started and pick the best franchise.

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Thanks to our sponsor!

Live Oak Bank - Whether you’re looking to build, buy or expand your business, let the team at Live Oak Bank be your financial guide. With Live Oak, you get a partner who believes in your success and is willing to take the journey alongside you. We provide small business loans tailored to your goals.

Fuel the growth of small businesses across the country; bank with Live Oak Bank.

You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.

*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.


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Show Notes:

 

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:38) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(02:14) - Quick catch-up with Michael and Bill 

(04:39) - Deal & financials: 6 Cricket Franchise Cell Phone Stores

(05:54) - Who runs these franchises? How are these operations usually run?

(07:27) - How is the revenue split among the stores? 

(14:46) - How is this service distinct from prepaid services?

(16:28) - What seems to be the main pain point regarding the customer base?

(20:24) - What's happening with the Amazon third-party delivery staff?

(23:13) - Is there a bull case for this deal? What is the trade-off?

(24:13) - Would it be better if we closed other stores?

(24:44) - How much of a moat does this business have? How easy is it to open a Cricket Franchise? 

(30:21) - How to pick the right franchise? Who are franchises meant for?

 

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#135 - Should we buy this warehouse software business?

#134 - Should we buy this skiing technology company?

#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers

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Oct 27, 2022
Should we buy this warehouse software business? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 135
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discuss a 40-year-old computer company in Richmond, Texas. We will examine some factors to consider when purchasing small software companies like this and investigate how this business operates. Moreover, we'll learn if the company is as intriguing as it seems and discover why Michael fears the seller. Finally, we'll talk about how important it is to work with brokers, hire brokers, and how to close the best deals.

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Thanks to our sponsors!

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services, including sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:34) - Our Sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping

(02:09) - Deal & financials: 40-Year-Old Computer Company 

(03:11) - How does this deal work?

(06:17) - Okay, what makes us believe this man doesn’t have a broker?

(07:23) - What do we think of the code due diligence?

(10:25) - What are some considerations for buying a small software company?

(12:14) - What is so special about buying niche software businesses?

(14:59) - How is the business so interesting?

(16:22) - Why is Michael scared about the seller?

(18:25) - The bull case for this deal is…

(19:23) - Seller Advice: Why should you hire a broker for this deal?

(20:49) - Michael’s advice on dealing with brokers?

(21:58) - Key advice to close the best deals

(23:16) - Bill’s hack to hire an intermediary the right way, as a seller

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 Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers

#132 - Let's get rich pumping poop!

#131 - People are getting rich with Med Spas. Will we?

#130 - Should we buy this Vegas Wedding Chapel Chain? 


 

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Oct 26, 2022
Should we buy this skiing technology company? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 134
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), discuss a Fitness Equipment Manufacturer. We’ll find out what this business does and offers to people.

Moreover, we’ll be clarifying why we hate most of the deals we are talking about and how come we really need to hate every single one.

Also, we will get to understand the importance of educating your kids in business.

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Thanks to our sponsor!


Live Oak Bank - Whether you’re looking to build, buy or expand your business, let the team at Live Oak Bank be your financial guide. With Live Oak, you get a partner who believes in your success and is willing to take the journey alongside you. We provide small business loans tailored to your goals.


Fuel the growth of small businesses across the country; bank with Live Oak Bank.


You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.


*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:32) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(01:39) - Deal & financials: Fitness Equipment Manufacturer 

(06:50) - How does this company work? What are they selling?

(10:26) - How does this relate to Girdley’s experience as a young swimmer? 

(12:34) - What is the TAM? How much potential does this business have? What’s the moat here?

(15:43) - Why are we supposed to hate every deal?

(17:00) - How should you think about the competition on the supply side?

(20:30) - Is this relocatable? Who’d be a great fit to buy this?

(22:00) - What is the bullshit KPIs theory?

(24:54) - What is this business’s role in the world?

(25:27) - What is the importance of educating your kids in business?

 

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#133 - How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers

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Oct 21, 2022
How to value and underwrite commercial Real Estate? With special Guest Chris Powers - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 133
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), together with Chris Powers (@fortworthchris), we discuss an Airport Commerce Park in Houston Texas. Chris starts off by sharing a little bit of his background and explaining what a Class B Industrial is. The major effect of location for this kind of business will also be discussed, as well as the essential dynamics for making more money. Moreover, we will look into why real estate people sell if it’s good. Does a successful real estate capital manager end up in buy and hold?


Listen to the podcast and find out!

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(00:00) - Introduction

(01:11) - Our Sponsor is Cloud Bookkeeping

(02:39) - Guest Intro: Chris Powers joins us today! 

(04:00) - What are Class B Industrial Assets?

(04:58) - Deal & financials: Airport Commerce Park in Houston TX

(07:19) - What is a 7.2% cap. rate? How do you think about it when looking at a deal?

(08:36) - How do you assess value initially when looking at a deal?

(10:33) - How does location affect this particular asset class?

(12:35) - What is a good diverse tenant base? How do you understand if it’s good or not?

(17:50) - What is the due diligence process for leases?

(20:08) - What is the Seller Type in a Property like this?

(21:07) - What is so interesting about this asset class?

(21:54) - Who are the competitors?

(23:41) - Once you buy, how do you operate to find Alpha?

(28:22) - What are the essential dynamics for more money?

(39:04) - What is the most important part of renegotiating rents?

(50:35) - Are there different types of land that are not real estate?

(52:55) - What is the current state of RE developments in America?

(55:36) - How many deals do you have to look at to find one valuable deal? How do you source them?

(58:23) - Hold Period/Exit Plans: Why sell if it's so good?

(01:00:15) - When to know if it’s ready to be sold?

(01:01:22) - How does selling relate to refinancing?

(01:02:37) - Does a successful RE capital manager end up in buy and hold?

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Oct 19, 2022
Let's get rich pumping poop! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 132
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) , Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discuss a very cheap Mobile Pump Out Business in Washington State. We will get a deep dive into how this deal works and why this deal is so cheap. We will also consider if this business has a chance to increase its charges considering the number of competitors in the field.

Moreover, we would like to talk about how this business can double its revenues. Lastly, we will be figuring out some funny yet interesting strategies or schemes this business can do to make more money than they are making today.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:45) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(01:53) - Deal & financials: Mobile Pump Out Business 

(06:10) - What is included in the deal? What are they selling?

(08:07) - Is there pricing power here?

(08:58) - When do they make the bucks?

(10:38) - What is Bill’s first move when he buys the Business?

(11:35) - Would we buy this for our kids?

(15:28) - How do you double revenues in a Mobile Pump Out Business?

(16:10) - What’s a Funny yet Interesting Strategy for this Business?

(17:00) - What is the Cookie Company war in Utah?

(19:00) - Who’d buy this?

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#130 Should we buy this Vegas Wedding Chapel Chain?

#128 Who should buy this $4.4m EBITDA, cashflow machine?



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Oct 14, 2022
People are getting rich with Med Spas. Will we? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 131
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), we discuss a very profitable Spa And Beauty Center located in Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada. We will find out how a business like this works and what’s interesting about this kind of enterprise.

Moreover, we will be unlocking vital information on how this business is winning and how they strategize to keep their customers coming back. Comparing this to the previous episode’s Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Chain, we will find out which one is better for Bill. Also, we will know if Michael already had an experience in Med Spa!

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:36) - Our Sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping

(02:03) - Deal & Financials: Very Profitable Spa And Beauty Center 

(03:26) - How does this business work?

(08:04) - Has Michael already tried Med Spa?

(09:10) - What is so interesting about this business’s customer base?

(12:35) - What secret is Michael sharing?

(14:53) - What do we like about this deal? Why is the Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS) so low?  

(16:20) - Is there a retail operation behind the main business?

(17:58) - What is the moat and strategy for this business? Why are these guys winning?

(20:32) - How do these guys sell their services?

(22:24) - Are there hidden capital expenditures?

(23:21) - How to get your employees to overperform?

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Oct 12, 2022
Should we buy this Vegas Wedding Chapel Chain? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 130
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and  Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discuss a Wedding Chapel Chain in Downtown, Las Vegas.

We talk about: Upselling opportunities & the important things we need to understand regarding this kind of business and responsibility. We will also see what their day-to-day challenges could be and how they can overcome these to get the business running smoothly. 

Lastly, we will find out if we are ready to hit Vegas dressed as Ministers.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:31) - Our Sponsor is Near

(01:38) - Deal & financials: Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Chain

(04:44) - Are we ready to hit Vegas dressed as Ministers?

(06:08) - Which are the up-selling opportunities?

(10:27) - What is the Bull-Case for this Business & Our guess on the Average Ticket?

(10:40) - What is the most vital to understand in this kind of business?

(12:12) - How does upselling work in this business?

(17:29) - Is this business’ moat sustainable?

(18:45) - What’s the story behind the strong EBITDA margins?

(20:26) - What could be the day-to-day Operation Challenges?

(22:10) - Is this Business affected by Covid Bump?

(25:53) - What’s our Million Dollar Idea for this Business?

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#127 Should we buy this Exhibit House?

#125 Should we buy a CBD shop?

#124 How much would we pay for this Water Safety and Compliance Co?

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Oct 07, 2022
Is a B2B Cooking Oil Filtration business a good investment? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 129
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Dave Housley (@housleyd), talk about a Cooking Oil Filtration Service located in Rally, North Carolina. Aside from determining how this works, we’ll also talk about how this business can be more on the helpful side for fast food deals or more on the harmful side for customers. Together with Dave, we will find out if this kind of enterprise is highly economical or threatening and unsafe as it compromises food safety. Most importantly, let’s find out if this deal is worth it.

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You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.


*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:49) - Our Sponsor is LiveOakBank.com/aa

(01:57) - Deal & financials: Cooking Oil Filtration Service 

(02:10) - Checking in With Dave

(03:47) - Deal & financials: Cooking Oil Filtration Service.

(05:00) - How Does This Work? What is the secret power of cooking oil?

(11:22) - How do Green customers behave in a nutshell

(12:17) - This is a franchise?! How is this so Adverse?

(15:54) - What’s wrong with the American diet?  

(18:16) - What is the Olive Garden Effect?

(19:21) - Do we like this Deal?

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#127 Should we buy this Exhibit House?

#75 SBA Loan Secrets with Heather Endresen

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Oct 05, 2022
Who should buy this $4.4m EBITDA, cashflow machine? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 128
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) is joined by special Co-Host Dave Housley (@housleyd) to talk about a 33-Year Old Tank Manufacturer in Texas. We’ll discover the common opportunities in this kind of business and evaluate how well connected a Company Listing is to the business as it provides useful information to consumers that tell them about the service choices, as well as comparing features, benefits, and prices. Together we will find out who would be the right buyer and most importantly, how reliable this Tank Manufacturer is.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:50) - Our Sponsor is Near

(01:57) - Deal & financials: 33-Year-Old Tank Manufacturer in Texas 

(02:54) - What’s the background of this deal?

(07:27) - What are the competition and demand for new ones?

(08:21) - What is so interesting about this deal?

(11:13) - How did the Business grow during the Pandemic?

(14:08) - Why should you have a great copy in your listing?

(17:29) - What else should we investigate if we wanted to buy this?

(18:35) - What are the common opportunities in this kind of business? Who’d be the right buyer?

(25:22) - How could you finance this deal? What would be a winner structure?

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Sep 30, 2022
Should we buy this Exhibit House? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 127
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), we talk about a profitable exhibit house with recurring revenue in Houston. We’ll talk about how this works and how a business like this differentiates itself from other businesses. In addition, we will also be discussing how this business can face continuous changes in the business world, especially after the pandemic because as we all know, this major event in the world changed everything. Most importantly, you will find out if this deal is worth it.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:40) - Our Sponsor is Morenow.co

(01:44) - Deal & financials: A profitable exhibit house with recurring revenue 

(03:16) - What’s the history of this deal?

(06:01) - How does an exhibit house work?

(07:20) - How does a business like this differentiate itself?

(12:26) - What are the options the business has in dealing with the constant changes in the business world?

(13:45) - What are the long-term trends for this business?

(16:18) - Michael’s advice in making a Deal.

(18:10) - How do you find the right Broker?

(19:45) - Do we like this Deal?

(23:04) - We’re getting our checkbooks ready!

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Sep 28, 2022
Is this $3.5 million mortgage loan lead-generation business worth it? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 126
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about a top-rated lead generation portfolio of sites for the mortgage loan industry in Missouri, Columbia.

We’ll see if this is a good or a bad deal. Together we will dissect the website and see if this is safe and worth trying.

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(0:00) - Introduction

(0:35) - Our Sponsor is Liveoakbank.com

(1:55) - Deal & financials: A Mortgage loan lead generator site 

(2:25) - What’s the story of this deal?

(5:09) - How does this deal work and what’s the value they’re selling?

(7:43) - Why is this deal unbelievable?

(9:42) - How does this business generate leads?

(10:41) - What stands out in this listing? Girdley’s expert take.

(13:18) - Why does this deal deserve a shot?

(14:34) - What are this deal’s competitive advantage and target market?

(19:55) - Is there a reason to believe this is not defensible? 

(23:55) - What’s interesting about website properties? 

(25:23) - What is debt collection?

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Sep 23, 2022
Should we buy a CBD shop? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 125
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about an established herbal and CBD shop in Central Texas. We go deep diving into this hidden gem and have you think about whether or not we like this deal.

We’ll uncover the likelihood of having a lawyer as the broker (How to go around that), RE considerations & the Girdley technique to buy a business in ANY market.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:22) - Our Sponsor is MoreNow.co

(01:27) - HOT LISTING PRICE DROP!

(01:48) - Deal & financials: Established herbal and CBD shop in Central Texas

(02:40) - Is this deal a hidden gem?

(04:59) - Why would you sign a lease where a competitor is?

(06:22) - OK, pros and cons of this deal from Bill’s view.

(07:23) - What are the perks of being a lawyer in the State of Texas?

(11:00) - What is the place of this business in the value chain? What is going on with CBD retail?

(14:34) -What’s going on with CBD eCommerce on Social Media and Big Platforms? How does that impact your CAC?

(16:40) - Is this business sellable at all? How could you make this work?

(19:28) - The “Boomer” wealth transfer: Real vs. Zombie businesses

(23:15) - How to buy a business in ANY market? The @Girdley technique!

(26:26) - What is the bull case for this deal?

 

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Sep 21, 2022
How much would we pay for this Water Safety and Compliance Co? - Acquisitions Anonymous episode 124
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about a compelling, kind of half software, half services, captive municipal customers services mandated by law deal that is located in Charlotte. It's also from an intermediary that we've never seen before, and we are really impressed with it which makes that a bonus!

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You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.


*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.


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(00:00) - Introduction

(01:17) - Our Sponsor is LiveOakBank

(02:25) - Deal & financials: Water safety and compliance company

(04:15) - What's so great about these customers?

(07:08) - What is inconsistent with the story? Bill’s take

(10:00) - What’s Mills’ forecast for this business? Who would buy this?

(12:16) - What is so smart about this listing? 

(13:57) - Why are cell site advisors on similar deals considered total unicorns?

(19:26) - What really stands out on this listing?

(20:07) - How to get to know your broker through his listings? What should you ask your advisor on crazy outlier transactions?

 

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Sep 16, 2022
We liked this deal! - Highly profitable Dog Resort & Daycare - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 123
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), we talk about a fun deal in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas on a Highly Profitable Dog Resort & Daycare. We find out whether this is a growing market with its extraordinarily high margin, the pet industry's macro characteristics, fascinating financing pieces, and the seller's flexibility make for successful negotiation.

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Fuel the growth of small businesses across the country; bank with Live Oak Bank.

You can contact Heather Endresen, Director & Founder at heather.endresen@liveoak.bank. Mention this podcast in the subject line and ask her about office hours to get in touch.

*Live Oak Bank is the #1 SBA 7(A) Lender. The data supplied by the SBA reflects 7(a) highest dollar volume during FY 2021.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(01:15) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(02:23) - Deal & financials: Highly Profitable Dog Resort & Daycare

(04:36) - We’re not acquiring any Real Estate on this deal!

(07:59) - What is particular about these customers and what is the arms race in this business?

(10:03) - Is this a moat-able business?

(13:00) - Can this business be all fun or is this sneaky? Are there regulation requirements here?

(14:28) - Are there any upselling opportunities to gross your net margins?

(18:03) - What happened with the TAM after COVID on these?

(20:27) - Don’t skip these topics when talking to the seller!

(19:01) - Why is it so risky to operate this business? Where will you spend your time protecting your investment?

(21:05) - There's something we're missing: What doesn't seem right about the price?

(24:29) - What would @BillDA think about negotiating this Deal?

(26:49) - What is your ceiling for this business? Think about buyer-business fit!

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Sep 14, 2022
ATMs are a sick business. Cash is King! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 122
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by an anonymous ATM Operator, we talk about a deal on new ATM routes for sale, his business, and the economics of ATM routes business.

We go deep diving into the risks, whether or not there’s a need for armor while driving around carrying a large sum of cash, and more on how ATM operators go about their business.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(01:16) - Our Sponsor is MoreNow

(02:22) - Deal & financials: A new ATM Route for sale

(04:55) - How much is the annual income produced by more than 20 machines? Can you tell us the breakdown?

(05:56) - How much do you need to invest in 1 machine?

(08:10) - How is this like merchant processing? Is it really a volume game?

(11:14) - What are the best locations to have an ATM?

(12:22) - What is the logistical jigsaw puzzle to figure out?

(13:43) - Who are the “backpack boys” or “rabbits” in the industry and what do they do? 

(14:40) - How much is the turnover regardless of being a backpack boy or armored services?

(19:01) - How much do ATM businesses make per location?

(22:41) - What's the cost difference on armored services in the City suburbs vs rural areas?

(24:14) - Do you get held at gunpoint at times? What are the key risks of this industry? 

(27:35) - How do ATM machines work? What should you understand about these? 

(30:16) - Why is syndication a nightmare?

(34:15) - Let’s talk about operations margins and costs!

(40:08) - What should you ask the deal owner around operations?

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Sep 09, 2022
An eCom business at 2x profits?! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 121
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about an eCommerce business in Africa. This is an extremely cool deal as this focuses on women and mothers in Africa, not only that we also get to unpack how this is different from similar businesses in the US and what it’s at stake here. 

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:24) - Deal & financials: African eCommerce site

(00:55) - What does the seller need? What are they looking for?

(03:45) - What are our initial reactions, and what do we enjoy most?

(05:00) - What do we think about these margins?

(05:44) - First red flag: What is it?

(06:46) - What are the foreseeable challenges for running this business?

(07:39) - There’s no UPS in Africa… What are the alternatives?

(09:18) - What are the risks of investing abroad in an unknown environment?

(11:30) - Financial considerations if you want to acquire this business

(14:13) - Our Sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(15:36) - What is so interesting about the product-market fit?

(18:40) - What are technological and societal challenges?

(23:20) - Specifically, how should an international transaction be arranged for maximum efficiency?

(24:12) - Final considerations about the market and its maturity

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Sep 07, 2022
Is this $20mm Marina in Florida a good deal? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 120
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about a deal on a full-service Marina located around the Sarasota area, Florida. We dug deep into the financials, and particulars and found some pretty fun insights about this deal. Find out if this is a good buy for you or if you should scroll past this deal.

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Acquisitions Anonymous episode 120
Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:32) - Deal & financials: A Marina in Florida

(03:03) - They have a Tiki Bar!

(06:20) - What are our thoughts about the margins? Is there a risk associated with the revenue sources?

(09:39) - What is going on with PE-backed capital in this niche?

(10:28) - Is this $2M in cash flow real? How did they get to this number?

(12:07) - Where do all the cash flow and revenue come from?

(15:33) -Who’s selling this? What can we infer from that?

(17:02) - Our sponsor is Morenow!

(18:52) -How complicated is it to run a marina?

(20:05) -Who would buy this? Where is the value?

(25:12) - What do we like about this?

(25:33) - Are you up for Michael’s Challenge?

(26:05) -Leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform!


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Sep 02, 2022
2 Smash My Trash Franchises for sale - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 119
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk about a deal named 2 Smash my trash franchises from Hennepin County, Minnesota wherein we get to know what this is all about and whether we loved or smashed the description and financials.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:25) - Deal & financials: 2 Smash My Trash Franchises

(00:55) - So what kind of Deal is this?

(03:34) - The first Red Flag: What is suspicious about this Deal?

(04:56) - Why does the Smash Truck look so cool?

(06:36) - What does the operation look like for this business?

(07:12) - What are the inclusions on the Bonus Material?

(08:00) - Any first impressions on the deal?

(11:42) - What are the requirements for a franchisee?

(12:51) - Regulatory risks & understanding of a “CYA” document

(15:54) - Competition risks, lobbyists, and crossings you want to stay away from.

(17:37) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com

(19:11) - Second Red Flag in the listing: What is inconsistent with this story?

(20:12) - What are the dangers of having a big competitor ready to launch lawsuits?

(22:30) - Let’s discuss the unit economics of this business: Customer, value proposition & competition.

(26:42) - What is going to play a big role in the performance of a Franchise? What could the overhead structure look like?

(27:33) - What is the fundamental problem with franchise incentives?

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Aug 31, 2022
Should we get wet with a water park? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 118
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about a really fun deal as we go all the way to Port Macquarie, Australia to check out a water-inflatable theme park for sale. This one seems like a great place to take your kids and not only that, we also look into whether it's a great place to park your money.

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:26) - Our sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(01:32) - Deal: An aquatic amusement park in Australia

(03:38) - What is so interesting about it?

(05:23) - Let’s dig into the financials!

(08:24) - What is the one big problem with this business?

(09:52) - What would Bill ask the operator?

(11:20) - How hard is it to wrap your brain around the liability in this deal?

(13:09) - Girdley’s favorite: Is there pricing power here?

(13:54) - How’s this different from a ski rope resort in terms of capability?

(15:26) - Have you seen the Manager’s residence? It’s so cool!

(16:28) - Who’d be the right person to acquire this business?

(18:36) - Let’s break down the infrastructure here: What should you ask?

(19:54) - Win a Chili's Gift card from @Girdley!

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Aug 26, 2022
A Neighborhood Coffee Shop: Good or Terrible? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 117
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about a small neighborhood coffee shop in British Columbia, Canada. Could this be a rich man’s trap? We’ll be going deep into figuring out whether we got an outperforming deal or not. You won’t expect who we think should buy this deal. 

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:26) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com

(02:02) - Deal financials: A Profitable and Delightful Coffee Shop

(06:31) - Do we like it? What does Bill like?

(08:00) - What is scary about this businesses

(10:00) - Is this coffee shop worth the time investment? What is the value-trap concept?

(13:00) - Is this coffee shop outperforming or underperforming in terms of EBITDA?

(14:31) - Would you see an opportunity to optimize or rather leave it and look for a better deal?

(17:13) - What does it mean when there’s a given yield on a particular location of a coffee shop?

(19:13) - What to expect when Girdley is at your board meetings?

(20:20) - Who are the potential buyers? What is the one thing they should negotiate on?

(23:25) - Can you be a hands-off owner with a General Manager for $75,000 a year?

(26:08) - Let’s hear a funny story about a cool scam!

(27:29) - How can we protect ourselves from operation scams?

 

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Aug 24, 2022
An ATM route, cash cow deal in Boston! - Acquisitions Anonymous 116
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about an ATM Route Deal based in Boston, where we take a deep dive. We also look at a Bitcoin ATM, which is super cool and exciting. We also go along with the learning experience we had with this deal.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:20) - Our sponsor is Pioneer Capital Advisory

(01:35) - Deal financials: An ATM Route for sale

(04:30) - Let’s go over a site location agreement: What do you need to know?

(07:27) - What are the headwinds for this business?

(09:40) - Bitcoin ATMs: Why do they make so much money?

(14:51) - Back to the deal: What do we like? How does the CapEx look?

(16:58) - Don’t miss out on this unexplored Twitter niche

(18:26) - How does merchant processing work?

(19:55) - Which company plays hide & seek with their financials to hide the fact they’re the best business ever?

(21:24) - Avoid this expensive mistake if you sign anything with options.

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Aug 19, 2022
Printing money like crazy! A second ammendment related eCommerce business - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 115
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), talk about a fascinating deal in Tampa, Florida where we enter the world of Firearms and Firearm-related eCommerce and find out whether this was a good or quite scary business. We also deep-dived into second amendment-style businesses that are just printing money and interesting to have in our radars.
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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction
(00:37) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:04) - Deal financials: Florida firearm accessories and ammo alternatives company
(04:20) - The perfect listing doesn’t exist… Does it?
(04:52) - Why is this deal a razor’s edge in eCommerce?
(06:44) - Is this a “moat-able” business?
(07:48) - The seller owns the molds: Is that defensible?
(09:00) - Why is this so profitable? Was the business affected during the COVID Bump?
(11:44) - How do you avoid getting canceled when you have a 2nd amendment-related business?
(14:10) - What’s SDE the trap in this industry?
(16:00) - Why does Bill get scared of the compliance risks? Let’s talk about value chain risks in this business
(18:57) - What are the best opportunities in this sector? Who should buy this?
(19:53) - What is going on in this industry right now? What’s the outlook for the future?
(21:55) - What are the good content affiliates for this business?
(23:33) - What is the hidden fact about the operation?
(24:07) - Check out the best business model ever
(26:15) - Where do the margins come from in this business?

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Aug 16, 2022
A Profitable Rafting Tour Company - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 114
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), we talk about an exciting business located outside of Whistler, Canada and near Vancouver for our Summer Episode. It is a whitewater rafting business with a lot of unique things to dig into from COVID impact to the brokers’ presentation.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:28) - Our sponsor is Guardian Due Diligence

(01:39) - Deal: A Profitable Rafting tour company

(06:16) - What do we think about the financials? 

(09:04) - What to consider as a buyer?

(13:42) - What should you consider for this particular seasonal business?

(16:45) - Is it possible to gain economies of scale here? How?

(19:06) - What is the business size and how does it affect the transactionality?

(19:43) - Is there Covid assistance behind the scenes?

(24:18) - What is something worth noting about this deal

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Aug 12, 2022
Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Royalties - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 113
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), talk about something a little different: We reviewed the potential purchase of royalties from Cherry Garcia ice cream, Ben and Jerry's popular ice cream flavor named after the iconic grateful founder, Jerry Garcia. We found a royalty stream too and we investigated it in depth to see if it was a good investment.

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Show Notes:

(0:00) - Introduction

(0:38) - Our sponsor is cloudbookkeeping.com

(2:05) - Deal listing & financials: Cherry Garcia Royalties

(6:23) - How does the royalties deal work

(9:36) - How does investment size impact your chance of lawyering up if things go south?

(10:45) - What could make this deal more appealing?

(16:32) - Who is your counterparty? Why hasn’t Unilever bought it?

(20:34) - What are the factors that make investments in cash flow streams good or bad?

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Aug 10, 2022
A broker forecasting slower growth?! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 112
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), we talk about an interesting deal on Wholesale of Premium Flooring Products in Texas. It is a real deal from one of our listeners and had a quick consultation on whether this deal is a good one or not. We talk about the deal’s consolidation, financials, margin compressions, and more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:42) - Our sponsor is cloudbookkeeping.com

(02:09) - A Wholesale of Premium Flooring Products

(03:53) - Do we trust the stated financials?

(06:26) - Is this a Covid-fueled growth case?

(07:28) - Finding the competitive advantage of your business

(08:38) - Margin compression due to increased costs: What should you pay attention to when looking at financials?

(10:24) - What is the generational equity on this deal?

(12:38) - What is Bill’s strategy to acquire a risky business?

(14:44) - What is the red flag here?

(16:59) - Would we buy this?  Yes. How?!

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#79 What do Investors want? - Dig into an investor’s mind with Bradford Hardin

#75 SBA Loan Secrets with Heather Endresen, expertise from a Billion-Dollar Loaner



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Aug 05, 2022
Should Girdley buy this sign business? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 111
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), talk about an interesting sign business in Texas regarding oil field services. We discuss financials, operational aspects, growth opportunities, and more.

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Show Notes:

(0:00) - Introduction

(0:30) - Our sponsor is Guardian Due Diligence

(1:39) - Deal: National Pipeline Sign Markers

(2:40) - Financials & Listing

(6:15) - What kind of signs do they sell? How does this business works?

(9:30) - Who are the customers?

(12:19) - What are common misalignments between seller and buyer?

(15:00) - Do we like the deal at this multiple?

(18:00) - How does this business grow?

(21:00) - What is the competitive advantage of this deal?

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Aug 03, 2022
How to save a dead deal? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 110
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), Michael Girdley (@girdley), and Jake Wakely (@jakelywakely), who owns a moving business in Texas talk about his war story of acquiring a home services business in Vail, Colorado. Jake has an excellent rationale for choosing this business which is his getaway to spend more time in Vail. He also shares how he could figure things out as the deal was under LOI, an SBA bank, and financing fell apart two separate times within a week of closing.

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(00:00) - Introduction
(00:50) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:48) - Let’s get to know Jake and his storage company.
(03:52) - How did he find Vail Home Care? What does the company do?
(08:01) - In what way was the business viable when it wasn’t that huge financially?
(14:58) - How was the financing of the Deal structured initially?
(16:00) - What happened in the Due Diligence process?
(23:32) - How did you go around in such a short time?
(27:55) - What have you learned? What would you have done differently?
(34:23) - When is SBA a good route?

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Jul 29, 2022
Two unsellable companies (but we have fun anyway) - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 109
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), talk about two fascinating deals: A gigantic chain of environmental aquariums located in various malls around the US and a European compliance software package located in Switzerland. The first deal talks about doing millions in revenue a year and also looking for a capital partner or selling the business. As for the second deal, we spent some time acknowledging and digging into that one. Join us as we discover whether these deals are as fascinating as they sound.
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(00:00) - Introduction
(00:54) - Our sponsor is Pioneer Capital Advisory
(02:56) - Deal 1: A gigantic chain of environmental aquariums
(05:34) - What should you look for in a strategic partner?
(10:48) - What are the tailwinds for location and performance?
(13:11) - Can it go wrong? What happened to SeaWorld?
(14:43) - Deal 2: European compliance software package
(18:30) - Is the valuation plausible, how is the competition in this type of industry with big clients?
(20:22) - Do we think this is a good deal? What is the growth opportunity?
(23:35) - How long is the customer buying cycle of your prospects?
(27:21) - Who would buy this?

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Jul 27, 2022
A fireworks store and a ski rental business for sale - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 108
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about two cool deals relevant to holiday vacations: A ski rental in Colorado and a fireworks store in Oklahoma. Both are traditional-type businesses. We get to determine if these crazy, fun deals are indeed interesting in terms of real estate captures, scales, wholesales, moats, and if the risk would be worth expanding the businesses.

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(00:00) - Introduction
(00:53) - Our sponsor is Guardian Due Diligence
(02:09) - Deal 1: Ski rental shop for sale
(04:21) - Financials and price: Do they make sense?
(05:09) - What makes this deal catch the eyes of the buyer?
(08:07) - What are the retail risks of the deal? What is the key factor to this deal?
(09:27) - The value captures from Real Estate: How to protect yourself as a buyer?
(12:39) - What are the limitations of this Deal? How does the location act as a limit for this business?
(13:56) - The Deal’s trap: Think about the lifestyle choice
(20:17) - Deal 2: Fireworks business
(22:54) - Why would we say the seller has 2 operations?
(24:13) - What about the retail part of the business?
(24:42) - The situation for wholesale: Should we consider it valuable?
(25:59) - What are the growth opportunities here?
(28:11) - What are the regulations and permitting requirements if you want to add another business to the store? Is it worth entering risky retail markets?
(31:08) - Commoditized product risk: defendable or vulnerable?
(32:25) - Moats, scale, and building a defensible business

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Jul 21, 2022
A product invented by firefighters, and a nut kiosk in the Denver airport! - Acquisitions Anonymuos Episode 107
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), talk about one cool Deal that has a dried fruits and nuts kiosk in Denver International airport and the other, an Innovative Deal, a professional tool created by firefighters. We also look at ways to scale these deals and the growth potential from a marketing perspective.
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(00:00) - Intro
(00:45) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:09) - Deal 1: A nut kiosk in the Denver airport?!
(04:38) - Why is some guy in Las Vegas selling a nut kiosk in Denver?
(10:48) - What are the insights when it comes to economies to scale?
(13:05) - How to defend from a landlord trying to capture all the value from you?
(14:35) - How do we think about potential customers & walking traffic? Is there a chance of cross-selling other products? How?
(16:55) - Deal 2: A product invented by firefighters - Cool Deal Alert!
(20:55) - Growth potential of the product? Let’s talk about product design, marketing & distribution: Why is this deal so interesting?
(25:35) - Channel risk & channel dependency. What should you consider?
(28:08) - Branding & potential niches to cover?
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Jul 14, 2022
A Pet Product and Saas business for sale. Which one do we like? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 106
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills), we talk about an independent pet supply rep company in Alaska and Oregon. On the other hand, we looked at a second deal from a failing startup currently being sold on micro-acquire by Andrew and his team. Here we will figure out what they do, how the business works, and identify the Pros and Cons of the two deals.

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(00:00) - Introduction to A Pet Product and Saas business for sale
(00:55) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(03:50) - Deal 1: A highly successful company that services pet product customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska
(05:00) - What kind of Business Model does the pet rep company have? How does acting as a fractional salesforce help in the market?
(08:14) - In terms of assets, What else is bought?
(13:52) - Why would you like to buy yourself a job?
(15:18) - How does Geographical importance affect growth opportunities?
(23:26) - Deal 2: SaaS data analysis business
(25:51) - A $17m red flag on MicroAcquire!
(33:49) - How could the growth continue during the coming years?
(37:17) - What kills Deals the most? Who would buy this?
(38:50) - Understand the incentives of each stakeholder in a Deal
(41:25) - What is the current state of the market for Saas businesses?
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Jul 07, 2022
How to Make Money (or lose a mint) in the E-Commerce Game - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 105
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) turned the tables on Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) for this special eCommerce episode. We talk about the day-to-day operations of eCommerce businesses. Product types, 3PL vs in-house fulfillment, customer acquisition, favorable attributes for products, and much more!
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(0:00) - Intro
(1:36) - Cloudbookkeeping.com
(3:30) - How to operate an eCommerce business?
(5:50) - Let’s talk about product size: Must-haves and hell nos!
(8:00) - The power of scale: Home run swing models
(8:50) - How to pick a great product?
(11:17) - Pricepoints breakdown and the sweet spot zone
(14:50) - Where does intellectual propriety play a role?
(16:30) - Let’s go into dimensions, weight, shipping costs and the evaluations to be made there
(18:35) - In-house fulfillment vs 3PL - Where are the breaks along the scale?
(20:20) - How unique is your process?
(22:01) - What’s the pricing structure like for a 3PL?
(23:27) - Negotiation points
(25:36) - What about in-house? Advantages & disadvantages
(27:20) - What made you switch from a 3PL to your own?
(29:46) - The flexibility of in-house logistics
(31:23) - How does geography come into play?
(34:01) - How do you think about customer relationships?
(38:40) - Have you seen any other interesting distribution models? What are the challenges of influencer businesses?
(41:29) - One of Bill’s favorite businesses.
(45:00) - What is the holy grail of metrics?

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Jul 01, 2022
A Dog Dental Care Business! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 104
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Peter Wirtshafter (@PeterWirt) to discuss 2 Deals: A dog teeth cleaning business and a Radon business. Peter has a background in sales which made the exchange interesting since his approach lets him evaluate potential growth opportunities based on his current skills.

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(0:00) - Intro

(0:57) - Cloudbookkeeping.com

(2:18) - Peter’s story and background in sales & operations

(5:00) - How does your sales background affect your SMB search?

(8:27) - What common mistakes do you see in the process of acquiring a business? How do you evaluate the potential of a company?

(10:00) - Deal 1: A dog dental cleaning business

(13:07) - Challenges that we can foresee through the listing?

(14:30) - The channel partner acquisition strategy: Leverage your network into new customers

(16:40) - Is it capital intensive? What is the competitive advantage of this?

(20:15) - How is our read on the niche? What makes this an interesting business?

(23:26) - How do you think of the operational side of the business? What risks should we think of?

(30:00) - How do you think about the business size, and your risk profile?

(34:35) - What are you paying for here? What do we think about the price?

(39:50) - Deal 2: A Radon service business for sale

(44:25) - How do we think about it? What should we ask the seller?

(48:25) - What is wrong with the price? 

(53:40) - What should you be asking yourself when looking at this business?

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Jun 24, 2022
Getting rich owning a school!? - With Prateek Aneja - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 103
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’ Alessandro(@BillDA) are joined by Prateek (@prateekaneja), we talk about 2 Government compliance moats where the first one is a healthcare college in California and the second one is a home healthcare business in Connecticut. Let’s take a deep dive into how to generate great margins by allowing the actual service-providing side of the business to maintain compliance with a great moat.

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(00:00) - Introduction
(01:28) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(03:48) - First Deal: A Profitable Accredited California Healthcare College with title IV for sale
(04:26) - What does Title IV mean? Why does it matter?
(06:15) - What are the highlights of California Healthcare College?
(08:29) - How profitable is this knowing that it has a good margin?
(10:24) - What are the online trends in the market? Is this a different business or layered on the fixed cost base?
(13:23) - Is it a good thing when the college has an impressive title composite score of 2.77 and a 90/10 ratio of 85%?
(16:06) - How is the scale or lack thereof of this business?
(17:45) - What are the risks of acquiring the business?
(19:30) - Have they built a compliance machine?
(23:11) - 300-year old School in South Francisco
(26:21) - Second Deal: a nonmedical home care service in Connecticut
(28:32) - What is so striking about Home Healthcare?
(30:57) - How does this business interact with government money? Is it related to the Social Services that they offer?
(31:55) - What are the Pros and Cons of federal and state governments funding low-income individuals as a revenue source?
(37:57) - Why would someone consider this a good business?

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Jun 17, 2022
Weird & Wonderful War Stories with Clint Fiore - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 102
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Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) is joined by Clint Fiore (@ClintFiore), to talk about 2 War Stories where we get the broker's perspective. We have an aging owner, health issues, family dynamics, and Key operators involved. Then we have a second Deal where there’s some creative financing that must happen in order for the Deal to come through.
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(1:07) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(3:39) - 1st story: The owner has a terminal illness & wants to sell
(7:30) - Walk us through a normal valuation process: How many sellers agree with it?
(8:00) - A seller’s perspective on minority owners: Avoid these mistakes.
(11:35) - There’s a systemic risk: General Manager needs to be involved in the Deal
(14:01) - Is it possible to use Equity instead of cash? Did you need third-party appraisals?
(19:25) - What is special about management buyouts?
(22:35) - 2nd story: Winning through a creative earn-out 
(25:34) - How to identify your low-hanging fruit for businesses on sale
(28:22) - What did you turn around to add that value?
(33:30) - What makes a seller pull out after LOI
(40:09) - How did you establish an earnout scheme?
(46:02) - Begin with the end in mind is my biggest advice
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Jun 15, 2022
What will make a buyer pull out after LOI with Casey Cutsail - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 101
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Bill D'Alessandro (@BillDA) is joined by Casey (@CaseyCutsail); we talk about 2 Auto Parts Businesses for sale. He owns a business called DIY parts in the aftermarket automotive accessories niche. He also owns a 3 PL with three separate locations. We talked about a Deal he had under LOI but ultimately couldn't move forward and a second deal in the FBA automotive space. We appreciate his second-level insights on the listing that you wouldn't see on the first read-through unless you're in the industry.

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(00:00) - Introduction to 2 Auto Part Businesses for Sale
(00:54) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:41) - What do you need to know first about Casey's e-commerce business?
(04:12) - Deal 1: Auto Parts business Deal
(06:04) - What are Lift Supports?
(07:35) - Did they make their gas charge struts, or were they a reseller of other brands?(08:33) - Did you learn anything post-LOI that made you change your mind?
(12:20) - What did Casey start digging into first as his LOI got accepted? 
(13:42) - Why did the business start rolling over as soon as it was listed for sale?
(16:00) - Bleeding the balance sheet: Pay attention to this seller's behavior
(17:55) - What happened during Diligence? What was going on with the sales?
(23:29) - Was there anything else that Casey took away from the process that will be useful in pursuing future deals?
(26:06) - Introduction to 2nd Deal: Amazon FBA automotive space
(29:32) - What's Casey's take on the accessories niche in the Automotive parts space generally? How do we understand niches?
(32:43) - Why is surveying the competition on this deal significant?
(35:10) - Why is the barrier to entry a significant factor?
(37:00) - What are the two reasons why having two and a half million sales worth of business is tough?
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Jun 10, 2022
We liked a Deal! 2 profitable eCommerce businesses for sale - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 100
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Andrew Gazdecki (@Agazdecki) to talk about 2 Deals: A Shopify automated SMS and an eCommerce Cartoon generating illustration company. We also talk about how we see buyers, market prices, government financing grants, and more.
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(3:06) - Andrew Gazdecki is our Guest today!

(9:12) - What are you seeing on the buyer's side? 

(13:01) - Government financing grants

(14:29) - How do we see the market right now? What’s going on with the prices?

(15:51) - Deal 1: Shopify automated SMS tool

(16:00) - How does it work? How do we understand its value?

(19:00) - Why is this business so profitable? What is their cost structure like?

(20:40) - What is the technology like for this business? Is there proprietary software here?

(22:00) - Who would buy this?

(25:02) - What is the challenge of starting this business?

(26:00) - QSBS tax treatment: How does it work?

(29:00) - Deal 2: eCommerce Cartoon generating illustration company

(30:35) - How do we think about this business? What is the CAC like?

(34:10) - What is the durability of the revenue stream?

(35:50) - Bonus deal: Procurement software Saas business

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Jun 08, 2022
Legal secrets you need to know for SMB M&A with @SMB_Attorney_Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 99
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Eric Pacifici (@SMB_Attorney), to talk about all things legal:
M&A legal documentation, what an attorney does, the different legal aspects between small and big deals, litigation, indemnification, intervening when the lawyers slow down your deal, buyer & seller best practices on deals, negotiation leverages, and MUCH more.
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(00:00) - Introduction to legal secrets you need to know for SMB M&A
(00:50) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:15) - SMB Attorney has Come Out of the Closet!
(05:46) - How Do You Find An Attorney?
(11:36) - What is Indemnity and the Mechanics Around It?
(21:00) - What is a realistic amount of time budgeted for legal documentation?
(23:53) - How can you keep your deal on time when an assessor slows you down?
(27:00) - How can you keep the other parties’ lawyers on time to avoid a deal from breaking down?
(36:06) - What is the role of the lawyer in the deal?
(38:55) - Who should prepare legal documents? Buyer, seller? How does that play in the evolution of the deal?
(43:02) - Big Firms vs small firm tradeoff: What’s to note?
(48:04) - Money, fees & fee structure: Explained
(54:10) - What usually prevents litigation?

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Jun 01, 2022
Insurance Broker Secrets for Business Buying - Tom Gilroy - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 98
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) is joined by Tom Gilroy (@TomG_GKG) to talk about insurance. We talked about the role of an insurance broker, how to be proactive and minimize claims and risks, how to structure a deal, the different types of insurance you should be looking at, and much more.

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(00:00) - Intro

(1:09) - Microacquire

(3:02) - Tom Gilroy Insurance Broker

(4:35) - Insurance Broker vs Insurance Carrier: What should I expect from each?

(6:22) - When do I need to call someone to assess me on Insurance?

(8:15) - What should a buyer expect from an insurance broker as a customer? How does the process work?

(12:05) - How do you interact with the lawyer and the buyer?

(14:20) - Let’s talk about gap analysis: What are the major areas you’ll be looking at?

(16:44) - Best practices to minimize claims? Can you find out which losses have occurred?

(20:48) - How does special insurance work?

(22:47) - The rating review: Why do sellers lose money and how could they avoid it?

(25:06) - Walk us through insurance fraud, risks & examples.

(30:00) - How does the universe of insurance brokers work? How can I find a good broker?

(32:40) - Is geographic location important? Is size important? How?

(36:10) - Representation & Warranty Insurance: How does it work & who is it helpful for?

(43:01) - Connect with Tom

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May 27, 2022
There are 3 things that matter for Laundromats! Codie Sanchez joins us to analyze 2 Deals - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 97
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Codie Sanchez (@Codie_Sanchez) to discuss 2 awesome deals: A Coin Laundromat & an accounting practice. We dig into the Laundromat business: valuing assets, operations insights, and what to look for. What makes a good or a bad CPA deal? What is the segmentation around this kind of firm? 

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(01:00) - Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:29) - Codie Sanchez Intro
(06:00) - What does your portfolio look like today?
(12:08) - Deal 1: High Volume Coin Laundromat for Sale
(14:58) - What do we think about it? Is the RE included package relevant? 
(19:22) - What is the typical lifespan of one of these machines? How do we understand its value?
(20:56) - The 3 important things to look for in a Laundromat Deal
(21:42) - How can we forecast repair costs?
(25:29) - Are we going to find distressed companies for sale?
(28:47) - Can you raise prices? Where can you outcompete other players?
(34:05) - Do we like it? How can we make it work?
(39:10) - Deal 2: An accounting firm for sale
(42:06) - What do we think about it?
(46:04) - What is the segmentation around these kinds of firms?
(48:40) - What should you ask yourself before buying this business? 

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Links:

* https://contrarianthinking.co
* https://unconventionalacquisitions.com/
* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fI3kxC-ewZ6ZXEYgznM7g

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May 25, 2022
From W-2 to Business Owner - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 96
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) is joined by Patrick Dichter (@patrickdichter) to talk about how he went from working in sales to acquiring his own accounting firm. We talked about 2 deals, a cloud accounting firm and a marketing company. Patrick used e-mail cold reaches during his search and shares his process to maximize outreach, why he decided on an accounting firm, and more.
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0:50 - Microacquire
2:48 - Intro - Patrick Dichter
4:34 - Why did you transition from a W-2 employee to a searcher?
6:17 - How was your search process?
7:31 - What was your strategy to find a deal 
8:38 - Who is running the operation today?
9:45 - How to cold reach potential sellers through e-mail? -  Applying sales experience to a search 
11:16 - What would you do differently to improve your response rate? 
12:34 - Deal 1: A cloud bookkeeping accounting firm
15:07 - What’s interesting about this Deal?
17:12 - What are profit margins typically for these companies?
18:43 - How do you think about the cyclicality of start-ups as a customer?
19:59 - Yellow flags on this deal
23:41 - How do we think about different accounting firms and their services?
26:20 - How would you grow this business? What barriers do you see? Would you recruit overseas talent?
30:06 - Could we raise prices? Does this apply for an SBA Loan?
32:06 - Any other considerations? What about revenue mix & seasonality on the cash flows?
36:24 - Deal 2: Niche Digital Marketing Agency
39:27 - What is their business model? What would make it interesting?
41:44 - What happens with labor retention in these companies?
43:50 - Financials, growth concerns & due diligence focus
46:59 - How is the business-customer relationship on this Deal?
48:53 - Why is this so pricey? How would we structure this financially?
52:33 - Connect with Patrick

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May 20, 2022
Scaling Up - More brains, more cash, more momentum... more problems?! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 95
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Kevin Lawrence and Brad Giles to talk about the Scaling Up methodology. We talk about:
What is Scaling up? What business is it useful for? Scaling Up vs. EOS, What is the role of a CEO? How to hire a CEO?

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2:25 - Brad Giles & Kevin Lawrence Introduction
3:48 - What is Scaling Up?
6:18 - What business would benefit from the Scaling Up Framework?
10:00 - What kind of home-baked systems have you seen?
12:07 - The four decisions in Scaling-Up 
14:25 - What are the pain points for an entrepreneur that makes a Business Owner search for an applicable system?
19:25 - What is the secret weapon of Scaling Up?
27:53 - What are predictable issues of Scaling?
33:24 - How do I know if I’m not scaling?
38:00 - The problem with autocratic leadership
42:22 - How do you hire a CEO?

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Links:

* Brad & Kevin’s Podcast ‘The Growth Whisperers’

* Kevin's book Your oxygen mask first - The importance of CEOs

* Made to Thrive - The five roles of a CEO
* https://lawrenceandco.com/ 

* https://evolutionpartners.com.au/ 

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May 17, 2022
Searching with a thesis with search fund investor Steve Ressler - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 94
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) & Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), are joined by Steve Ressler (@steveressler) to talk about best practices when running a search, his search fund The Brydon Group, buying opportunities in the SMB space, what do the best search funders do, top CEO’s skills,  and more.

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(01:09) - Cloudbookkeeping.com
(2:20) - What do the more intelligent search funders do to pitch you?
(4:14) - What are good reasons to do a search fund?
(6:24) - How would you segment the search fund prototype?
(8:29) - How can you tell if a senior executive will be an operative one?
(11:22) - What do you look for in a searcher?
(14:14) - Tell us about the Brydon Group and what you’re doing
(19:40) - What’s the profile you look for? What type of deals do you look for?
(21:40) - How do you structure deals? What about the financing?
(25:08) - How do you think about debt for this kind of search? How does the equity side work?
(28:34) - What do you look for in a searcher?
(33:52) - Why do you go for $2 to $5 MM EBITDA range deals?
(36:47) - Where are the winds blowing in the private markets?
(38:45) - Do you think that Covid put pressure on the sellers, burnout syndrome, that kind of stuff?
(42:04) - What are the craziest things you’ve seen from searchers?
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May 13, 2022
Deal talk with first-time searcher Brock Briggs - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 93
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Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) is joined by Brock Briggs (@BrockHBriggs), first-time searcher, to talk about 2 deals: A Florist company and a FedEx P&D Routes one. We talk about: operational aspects, financial modeling considerations, the trade-off of bringing a Limited Partner in, separating real estate from a business: when should you do it and how to limit your exposure as a buyer, and much more. 

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1:27 Microacquire
3:20 Brock’s background
5:08 What are you searching for Brock? Where are you in your search process?
6:48 Deal 1: A massive Florist for sale in CT
10:00 What do we think about this one?
12:14 What’s the potential upside from this deal? Where’s the ceiling? How does size relate to growth opportunities?
15:40 How should we think about the Customer Acquisition funnel? What should we consider from an operational side? 
18:01 Don’t assume growth opportunities to be low-hanging fruits
20:07 How do we think about weddings as a revenue segment? What should we consider on the operational side?
24:40 Thoughts on seasonality and part-time labor hiring
28:28 Let’s talk about financing: How do we think about bringing a Limited Partner to your first deal? What collateral could you consider lending against? 
34:27 Real estate and business. Should you keep them together or separate them? What other options are there for the buyer?
42:02 Deal 2: FedEx P&D Routes
46:45 What did you like about this one?
49:34 Operational considerations, what should we ask the seller? What debt are we assuming in this deal? What is the impact on the listing price?
54:17 Is it an owner-operator kind of business? What should we dig into from an operational perspective? What are growth opportunities?
56:56 Macro perspective thoughts? Why would I take on a business that FedEx refuses to operate?
1:00:25 How do first-time buyers can get comfortable with the risk of things going south?

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* Scuttlebuck Podcast

* http://Twitter.com/BrockHBriggs

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May 10, 2022
Wait... what? You laid-off 90% of your staff?!? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 92
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) hosts this incredible episode with special guest Peter Erickson (@smbpete). Pete walks us through his incredible journey, starting as an apprentice in the physical therapy business, going through his transition into a business owner, leadership challenges, layoffs, getting things thrown at him, overcoming disease to returning to a lost business, buying mistakes & what he’d do differently.

This is a packed episode, buckle up!

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Show Notes:
0:48 Cloudbookkeeping.com
1:59 Pete Erickson - The Summit Physical Therapy, CEO
3:34 Transitioning from employee to owner. How did you finance your acquisition?
4:24 You bought a Clinic. What happened next?
5:45 Let's dig into those pushbacks, why were they so pissed off? How did you handle the situation?
7:03 You mentioned maintaining people that weren't culturally fit for too long, what happened?
10:42 Wait what? You laid off 90% of the staff?!?
13:02 How does a captain handle a mutiny on the ship?
15:48 Buying too small & buying a job: What did you learn about the business size that you're going to buy?
17:56 One of the huge traps of buying a business
19:31 How to avoid a confusing marketing message?
22:24 Growing and developing team members: When should you do it in-house and when should you invest in training? - Peter Principle
24:48 How do you build processes and systems that help people to be autonomous?
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* https://www.thesummitpt.com/physicaltherapy
* Connect with Pete
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May 05, 2022
Retention rates that withstand hurricanes! 2 vacation property management deals with Mike Harrington - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 91
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Mike Harrington (@MHarringtonNC) to talk about vacation rental management businesses, the industry, 2 Deals, the best criteria to choose a market, operation specifics, and more.

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* Colorado Ski-Market VR Company 

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Intro

(00:37) - Fleetio

(01:55) - Mike’s background, business & vacation rental management

(06:59) - Deal 1: 14 y/o Colorado Ski-country vacation rental management 

(11:17) - Does the reported revenue makes sense? They report 49 employees: what can you tell us about employees in the VR industry? Labor availability, regulations, geographic limitations

(17:21) - What’s the correlation between business size and participative ownership?
(19:41) - What’s been your experience when acquiring a new business and transitioning from the previous owner in the industry?

(21:35) - What’s the implication of short-term rentals on revenue?

(25:02) - Do you place your company listings on booking platforms?

(28:08) - Deal 2: VR Management Firm

(36:18) - Could you add a complementary business?

(38:35) - What are the threats that you evaluate in this business?

(41:20) - Why are fees in vacation rental companies higher? What is the differential service provided?

(47:03) How would you go about Deal 2?

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May 03, 2022
Move over Elon - Here's what we'd do if we acquired Twitter - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 90
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) discuss the Twitter deal at this special Episode. We talk about the financials, the value, cashflow expenses considerations, vested vs unvested stock treatment, both businesses’ performances within Twitter (Ads & B2B), pricing power potential, how we would turnover cost centers to profit sources, new product ideas, breaking out of the culture bubble, and much more!

We had a ton of fun recording this one, let us know what you think!

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Show Notes:

0:00 Intro

1:17 Deal numbers

3:19 What is Elon actually doing?

6:13 It isn’t closed yet: Timing & steps in this kind of deals

9:00 What is being bought? Take us through the financials Michael

13:04 Stock-based compensation considerations

14:59 Why aren’t they vomiting cash?

16:00 Twitter is actually 2 businesses: How do they perform?

18:15 Revenue Build: How do we make it grow faster? What’s changing on the operational side? What is the potential?

20:34 Let’s put the Private Equity hat on:  What would we do?

22:31 Exploiting the monopoly pricing power

24:29 What’s happening with the advertisement rates? How does the ad engine work?

29:04 Monetize these new business lines: We got 4 to start with. 

36:40 Billion dollar idea: Get into recruiting

39:57 Operational improvements: How do you reduce headcount organically? Why does moving the HQ make sense? 

43:44 Let’s treat this as a growth asset

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Links:

* Twitter M&A

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Apr 28, 2022
Make Bank buying a bankrupt business | With Mehtab Bhogal - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 89
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) is joined by Mehtab Bhogal (LinkedIn link) DTC eCommerce specialist to talk about distressed acquisitions & turnarounds, operations, capital structures, downsizing for quality, finding a business partner on Reddit, why makeup brands suck, and much more.

We discuss a Bankruptcy deal, BH Cosmetics, linked below.

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Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 89

Show Notes:

(0:00) Intro

(1:00) Cloudbookkeeping.com

(2:09) Mehtab's introduction

(4:23) Why do you buy a business to downsize it? [Episode clip for wednesday]

(6:14) What is your general path after acquiring a business?

(7:21) What does the cap structure look like pre vs. post-close?

(10:23) How do you handle the Equity?

(15:39) Let's jump to the Deal: BH Cosmetics.

(18:14) Revenue trajectory

(21:19) What is a 363 auction?

(23:16) What does the process look like?

(24:17) What do you think about this deal from a diligence and structure perspective?

(26:52) How well do you know the business at the bidding stage?

(28:26) Let's say you give it a go, how do you decide what the proposal is going to be for lenders and equity holders?

32:00 DIP loan: Debtor in possession financing [Clip]

(32:43) What is the downside risk here? How does Karta add a layer of coverage?

(34:46) Let's take about the operation side: How do you start a turnaround?

(40:02) What are specifics about diligence for your company? Why are product teams so important?

(44:05) BH got purchased at $4Mio. Was it expensive?

(48:35) Tell us about the Return Profile, & how does it relate to equity value?

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#82 How

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Apr 26, 2022
Sellers Lie about the numbers?! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 88
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Elliot Holland (@ElliottEHolland) to dig into Quality of Earnings, why you need it, what you pay for, what to expect, Due Diligence processes, how to budget it and more.

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1:57 What is Quality of Earnings (QoE) and what do you do at Guardian Due Diligence?

3:12 I’m a buyer: What does Quality of Earnings do to prove the truthfulness of the seller’s numbers?

5:23 Which are the added values and services that can be expected by a buyer?

7:50 How much do you need to budget for a QoE? Does deal size matter?

12:02 As a buyer, when do you need to expect to pay for the Diligence?

17:20 What are other uses of a QoE report? Does it help with Banks, and potential LPs?

20:21 How do you handle the seller to avoid deal fatigue?

22:20 What do you request from a seller when performing a QoE? How do you cross-check that information?

25:14 Have you caught a seller lying/misrepresenting stuff when performing an audit?

28:14 How does a firm like yours organize structurally?

30:29 What advice should you give a buyer looking for a QoE?

33:14 What would you advise buyers, outside of your sphere of expertise?

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#82 How Great Operators Win! How PE does it like pros with Mark Brooks
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Apr 22, 2022
Yelp is not evil! Building a business using digital CAC - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 87
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Johnny Robinson (@SqueegeeGod) in this episode. We talked about getting inspired to launch a business, building an online presence while differentiating from your competitors, W2 employees vs. 1099 workers, entrepreneurship learnings, maintaining successful business relationships, subcontracting as a growth medium, and much more!

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0:00 Intro
1:03 Microacquire
2:58 Johnny’s LLC and background
5:11 How is the operation of your business currently?
7:12 What did you study in school, and how did you find your way into entrepreneurship?
9:47 How did you manage to go from operating your business to passive ownership?
13:53 What have you learned by hiring W-2 employees and subcontracting through 1099s? What did you choose to scale up?
18:38 Do your subcontractors represent your Brand?
20:41 How is your customer acquisition funnel built? Can you walk us through your operation stack?
21:47 How did you build a brand and differentiate yourself online? What’s your take on Yelp?
28:00 What is your formula for home services businesses?
33:41 How big can window cleaning businesses get? Which additional complementary services can you stack together? 
37:29 What’s the story after the Covid bump you suffered back in 2020?
42:27 Tell us about your crazy hiring stories

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#83 Can you grow a business in a shrinking market? Featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
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#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Apr 20, 2022
Rocketship your business with... Twitter?! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 86
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) is joined by JK Molina (@OneJKMolina) for this Twitter masterclass episode. We talk about how SMB owners & Founders can leverage the platform, Twitter best practices, keys to writing a good thread, how to build a network, visible vs invisible scorecards, and much more.

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0:00 Intro

00:35 Morenow.co

2:24 Who is JK and why is he addicted to Twitter?

4:55 When is Twitter useful? Where’s the potential?

7:34 Visible vs invisible scoreboards

11:44 How do you make it work?

14:30 What is a humbleflex strategy?!?

15:53 How do you acquire clients through the platform?

19:32 What makes a good thread?

24:40 Beyond8figures Podcast

25:29 How should we understand the world of Ghostwriters on Twitter? What is their added value?

28:57 How to hack Twitter? Where does Tweethunter enter? What do you need to avoid?

32:44 What does Twitter have in common with High School?

38:08 How do you handle Twitter hate?

41:38 Is there advice for Founders & SMB owners to use the platform?

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Apr 15, 2022
What do Oil Field Drilling, Cannabis Farming and internet marketplaces have in common? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 85
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by David Rontal (@davidrontal) to talk about the Oil & Gas Industry, its value chain, industry trends & opportunities, covid effects & labor issues.

We discuss an Oil & Gas services Deal, and a Cannabis farm Deal based in Colorado, which surprisingly have many parallels.

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Show Notes:

(0:00) Intro

(2:15) What is the value chain of Oil & Gas companies? What does each player do? What are the stages?

(8:08) Why is the business so tough from a legal perspective? How is the mineral owner mindset?

(11:05) Exit strategy? How does the Oil & Gas interest marketplace work?

(16:32) Deal 1: South Texas Well Cementing & Acidizing Company 

(18:03) What does the company do? How do they operate? Where are the costs?

(23:58) Services business in Oil & Gas: Is it lucrative? What should you look out for? Where is the value?

(27:28) Why do they have more trucks than employees? What’s happening with labor?

(31:37) What would you recommend to investors looking to enter the industry?

(37:01) Microacquire

(38:58) Deal 2: Cannabis farm based in Colorado

(41:27) What does the Marihuana retail market look like? What does the location tell us?

(45:32) Is there information missing on the listing? What hidden costs should you ask for? Is there a permitting process to be considered?

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Links:

* MicroAcquire

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#80 How One Tweet Led to One SMB Acquisition!

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Apr 13, 2022
Why are hiring processes broken? With Brad Smart Topgrading Founder & CEO - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 84
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Brad Smart (@DrBradSmart) to talk about the Topgrading hiring process, issues in standard hiring practices, solutions, the importance of job descriptions and how to do them right, and much more.

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(0:00) Intro

(2:34) Why are hiring processes broken? What are common mistakes?

(4:57) What are the solutions? What is the TORC technique?

(8:50) How can people apply Topgrading ideas in the current context where employees have the leverage and lack time for extended interviews?

(12:40) How do you go beyond the resumes? What is essential in a person’s history?

(15:24) What are standard practices to upgrade your hirings?

(16:41) How can the Topgrading method be used in an acquisition?

(19:02) Job descriptions are usually low appealing. How could SMB owners improve them?

(22:41) What is the impact on the hiring process of having virtual interviews? 

(25:56) How do you think about optimizing Topgrading for the younger generations and their needs?

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#83 Can you grow a business in a shrinking market? Featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#82 How Great Operators Win! How PE does it like pros with Mark Brooks

#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Apr 08, 2022
Can you grow a business in a shrinking market? – Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 83
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This is an encore episode of our original episode 24.

Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by John Wilson (@WilsonCompanies) as a special guest! We talk about the septic service business & pool services: Barriers of entry, payroll exposure, growth potentials, synergies, and much more!

Deals:
-$5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co
-$2mm septic services business

Great episode. Enjoy!

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Show Notes:
(0:00) Intro
(1:20) John's current businesses
(5:05) A lifeguard Staffing Co
(8:03) Are those 2 businesses together?
(9:55) Why are they selling?
(10:58) What are the risks from the buyer's side?
(14:59) The advantage of the staffing company & growth potential
(21:28) A septic company for sale
(23:47) What do we like? Growth opportunities?
(25:41) How did you find this deal? What do you find valuable?
(30:46) How are you structuring this deal?
(31:53) How does the depreciation work with trucks?
(32:49) What are your next steps when thinking about integration and synergies?
(35:44) How do you consolidate a business when growth is flat?
(37:33) Why are usually plumbing and septic companies bound together?
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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

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Apr 06, 2022
How Great Operators Win! How PE does it like pros with Mark Brooks - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 82
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Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) is joined by Mark Brooks (@markbrooks), Managing Director at Permanent Equity, to talk about investor-operator relationships, integrations, pre-close involvement and post-close dynamics, cultural fits, empowering leadership teams, handling tough conversations, and much more.
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(0:00) Intro
(2:33) How do you interact with Portfolio companies?
(3:48) How do you alternate between remote and on-site work?
(5:00) What do you think of passive ownership of a business?
(7:08) How do you prepare pre & post-close for a deal to be successful?
(11:07) You talk about integrating yourself into the operational workflow; have you experienced pushback on that?
(14:05) How do you recognize success in the first phase of integration? 
(16:33) What is your thought process of discovery when assessing a new business?
(20:55) Morenow.co
(22:46) How does the investor-operator relationship begin?
(27:15) How do you structure KPIs & metrics?
(30:39) When and how would you escalate into operating one of the portfolio companies?
(32:58) What are the early signs of a leadership issue?
(35:34) How do you handle tough conversations?
(42:31) What do you think about industry expertise? Is it necessary to run a business?
(45:40) How do you handle cultural fits, team chemistry, and leadership anomalies?
(50:11) What is the influence of incentives on behavior?

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Apr 01, 2022
Do Title Insurance Companies Make Bank?! with Industry Expert Mark Fleming Jr. - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 81
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Mark Fleming Jr. (@MarkFlemingJr) to discuss 2 Title insurance companies for sale. We talk about the notary business, margins, risk & risk ownership, software investment impact, revenue sources, insurance premiums, and more.

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(0:00) Intro
(1:49) 1st Deal: Maryland Based Title Company
(3:58) What stands out from the notary's point of view?
(5:52) Is the owner currently receiving a salary? How would that impact margins?
(7:05) What is a Title company?
(8:42) Is the reported revenue insurance premium income? How does that work?
(10:52) Who carries the risk for the insurance?
(11:59) What is the title search industry? When do they operate?
(13:36) Who is acting as a referral source? Lenders? Attorneys?
(16:58) What is the durability of the referral sources? Is there a risk to bear?
(20:55) What are the barriers to entry into the business? Where can you find opportunities?
(22:50) Cloudbookkeeping.com - Focus on your business instead of your books.
(24:00) Deal 2: Title Insurance Business for Sale
(26:23) First thoughts & valuation
(28:43) Is technology relevant in this business? How does software impacts process management?
(31:51) Residential vs. Commercial, what are the main differences?
(33:58) What is one of the main advantages of a larger business?

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus, CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, an experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Bes

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Mar 29, 2022
How One Tweet Led to One SMB Acquisition! - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 80
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by Joe Cassandra (@JoeCassandra) to hear his lessons learned in SMB ownership, running a children's retail store, owner-employee relationships, building a HoldCo, hidden expenses, and more.

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(4:39) Why did you think this was a good deal?
(8:08) How did you evaluate the business on ROI and mitigating risks?
(9:56) The business was cheap, it was an asymmetric bet.
(13:05) How did you evaluate Location potential and value in the deal?
(14:41) You bought the business. What happened next?
(16:45) Offline & online marketing strategies
(18:00) Owner-employee relationship management and incentive plans to build salesperson loyalty
(21:21) What size does the business have? Which are the business numbers?
(23:32) Who is the CEO of the business? How much time do you spend weekly?
(25:02) What advice would you have on someone trying to replicate your story?
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(30:49) How does the retail store fit into the HoldCo strategy?
(35:45) How do you consolidate your income streams?
(37:23) What is your vision as a growth?
(38:19) What is it like to own a retailer?
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Mar 25, 2022
What do Investors want? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 79
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by Bradford Hardin(@bradford_hardin), Banking & FinTech Partner at @DWTlaw.

In this episode we dive into an investor's mind: What do they look for in a company? And in an deal sponsor/syndicator?
We talk about investing, investor needs, networking, content marketing, life cycle + evaluation of deals, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(0:00) Intro
(1:01) Investing in private markets as a hobby
(2:59) How do you find deals?
(4:45) How would you proceed to raise capital as a CEO?
(7:39) Life cycle, evaluation & decision-making process of a deal.
(12:26) No-Gos on a deal:
(14:32) Why invest in private markets? Understanding diversification, risk & compensation
(18:08) How do you look at quantifying an investment?
(19:57) What makes a deal stand out?
(22:06) A key skill for an entrepreneur?
(22:49) How to diversify investment risk?
(26:11) Why are monthly updates so critically important?
(29:05) What are you looking for when looking at investments & entrepreneurs?
(32:10) What is your investing edge? What kind of processes do you run?
(36:12) What advice would you give to your younger self?
(38:36) Flipping the script! We get interviewed by Bradford
(38:59) If an investor passes on your deal, would you like to hear feedback on their decision?
(41:08) What are things that you see LPs focusing on that are the wrong things?
(43:50) What makes a good investor stand out?

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Mar 22, 2022
Do you want to own a union-based business?? | A Commercial Roofing Company and an eCommerce Retail Brand - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 78
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Deals Episode!
Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) talk union labor in commercial roofing businesses, finance, wages, seller training periods and more in our first deal. The second one is a small business straight from our German audience, we skip the Anonymous part and dig into manufacturing, logistics, target audience and more.

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(0:00) Intro
(0:33) Beyond8FiguresPodcast
(1:38) A commercial roofing Company w/ 90 employees
(4:10) Mix Union vs non-Union employees
(5:17) What is typical % for Union labor? When do you require Union labor?
(6:19) Value & risk of captive labor
(7:59) What does the average job size tell us?
(9:44) Close look at financials, wages & seller training period, lots to unpack
(14:57) What should you think twice about if you also liked this business?
(16:09) Specifics on Due Dilligence in working with a Union
(18:18) Supply Chain status in the commercial roofing business
(20:05) Retail eCommerce Business: AER Video, cheap alternative of a camera drone
(22:51) First thoughts, sourcing & logistics questions
(25:36) How do we think about sizing and third party logistics (3PL)?
(27:55) Is there an opportunity to place the product in front of a target customer?
(29:45) What about changing the target audience with a price adjustment?
(31:47) Lifetime customer value, Total Adressable Market and balance
(36:01) Where is the traffic coming from? How do people hear about my product?

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Mar 18, 2022
Pool Construction Companies Are Hot. Are They a Good Investment? - Acquisitions Anonymous e77
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by Jake Greer (LinkedIn) to discuss 2 Pool construction businesses for sale. We evaluate assets & the clues that provides on the functioning of the business, different markets, seasonality, how to evaluate potential, COVID & demand shifts and much more.

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(0:00) Intro
(0:53) Deal 1: Custom Pool Builder
(4:22) First thoughts
(5:00) Post mortem situation: How could it fail?
(6:34) Risk: No mentioning of customer concentration
(8:21) Why are they selling?
(9:31) What do their assets tell us? Are they self performing?
(10:58) The market matters a ton: understanding today's situation
(14:02) What do we like about it?
(16:30) Is it overvalued?
(18:26) Risk hedging alternatives
(20:10) Growth strategy & opportunities
(23:18) What kind of Partner & capital are they looking for?
(25:25) Deal 2: Pool Construction Business
(26:49) Location importance & seasonality
(29:21) "Normalized" vs "adjusted" EBITDA
(31:10) How does the COVID boom affect this business?
(33:58) Retail Store: You need an outlet to sell consumable pool products
(35:40) It's always worth asking the seller why he has a retail store

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#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
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Mar 15, 2022
Business Broker Secrets with Clint Fiore - Acquisitions Anonymous e76
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley) is joined by Clint Fiore (@ClintFiore) to talk about Business Brokers. We discuss: What they do on a day-to-day basis, their value-add, why they're (Sometimes) unpopular, trends he sees in the market and more.

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(0:00) Cloudbookkeeping.com
(1:08) Intro + Clint background
(2:51) What does a Business Broker do?
(4:17) Does hiring a Broker produce an economic benefit?
(5:17) How do Business Brokers tend to be segmented in the market of Business providers?
(7:04) How do Business Brokers usually get paid?
(8:04) How do you choose a niche? By industry, geographically?
(10:44) What is the effect on the buyer when a non-Broker runs your process?
(12:35) What are Business Brokers doing wrong to be disliked by the SMB community?
(14:51) Businesses don’t sell like Houses, they are alive, dynamic. [Clip]
(16:20) What should you do to be more successful when trying to buy a Business? [Clip: This is a relationship game]
(20:00) What are indicators of a good buyer when the buyer has no track record?
(23:37) What are the reasons that would make you turn down a listing?
(28:59) Is it ever the case that you get brought in mid-process?
(31:56) What % of the deals that you work on end up being SBA Loans?
(32:27) What trends are you seeing in the market?
(35:22) How often are you seeing your buyers buying themselves a job?
(38:01) Do you agree on avoiding deals in industries where institutional capital is coming in?
(40:01) Do you see unprofitable Businesses only subsisting because they pay low rent from old contracts?
(44:18) How do I develop a relationship with a Business Broker as a buyer?

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Mar 11, 2022
SBA Loan Secrets with Heather Endresen - Acquisitions Anonymous e75
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(1:47) Intro
(2:25) Heather's background & her work at Live Oak Bank
(3:53) Who is the SBA and what is SBA borrowing? Advantages of SBA Loans
(5:41) SBA Lenders fall into 2 categories: Cash flow lender or collateral lender
(6:46) When do I need an SBA Loan?
(7:34) How to differentiate a cashflow vs a collateral lender?
(9:57) What is going to happen to your personal collateral when taking an SBA Loan as a borrower?
(10:31) SBA has black and white rules around collateral
(11:32) Refinancing your mortgage while having an SBA loan.
(14:10) Advice for borrowers that look for loan exploits
(16:20) Is it possible to be disqualified due to the personal wealth level?
(17:58) Anyone who is going to be a personal guaranteur needs to fit the qualifications
(21:22) Removing the personal guarantee in the SBA: Shorter amortizations, flexibility & covenants.
(22:57) Minimum requirements and borrowing limits
(25:36) What is the typical order of the process and what are the best practices?
(28:36) Are there businesses that are SBA no go's?
(32:02) Which businesses are people running towards? Which ones should they be running towards?
(33:43) How has COVID affected your ability to underwrite deals?
(36:20) What does it mean to do a QAV?
(38:42) How to check your Bank for SBA Lending?
(40:06) Bank service importance
(44:07) Growing by acquisition: If you pursue a second loan in the same industry there is a 100% leverage opportunity
(48:00) Further recommendations for borrowers
(51:04) Common traits in successful and unsuccessful deals?
(52:47) Things that third party investors need to be mindful of if the entrepreneur is using an SBA
(54:46) What are the considerations for the seller in a seller financing situation?
(57:15) Fixed vs floating interest rates
(58:24) Enterprise value minimum
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Mar 08, 2022
The Seller Bolted After a Week! War Stories with guest Reg Zeller - Acquisitions Anonymous e74
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Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) is joined by Reg Zeller (@RegZeller) to discuss his journey from the corporate world into entrepreneurship, where he shares early experiences as a SMB owner, how a seller bailed out on him after a week on the job for the Bahamas, early wins & losses, his take on SMB ownership, and more.

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(0:49) Intro
(2:58) Previous deals
(3:18) What kind of funding do you used?
(5:04) Story nr. 1: Second generation SMB Foundry
(7:27) Seller wanted to close early, cash wasn't there yet
(9:45) Seller bailed out to the Bahamas, 1 week into the job
(10:44) Communicating to the customers the ownership change
(13:07) No experience, 4 days of training... Early wins & losses?
(14:37) How to freak your customers out
(15:10) 38,000 reasons to do proper maintenance
(16:39) King of the hill CEO status requires hard work
(19:55) Cloudbookkeeping.com
(21:03) Due diligence has to be done on assets as well
(22:18) Story nr. 2: Getting burned by a deshonest deal
(24:55) Pre LOI trust everything, Post LOI and due dilligence trust nothing
(26:01) Don't buy against your gut!
(28:10) Learn from screw ups
(30:48) Handling customer concentration
(33:28) The importance of customer relationship management
(34:46) 10xing the profits takes an obscene amount of work and industry know-how
(39:09) HR side stories
(45:28) Reg's credentials, check the description to find him on Twitter!
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Mar 04, 2022
Skincare co's are hot. Do you want to own one?? | 2 Skin Care eCommerce Businesses for sale | Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 73
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) discuss 2 eCommerce deals in today's episode. An eCommerce skincare product seller & an Amazon FBA eCommerce Brand in the Anti-aging, beauty and skin care segments

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(0:00) Intro
(1:10) Cloudbookkeeping.com
(2:16) Health & Wellness brand: eCommerce skincare product seller
(6:23) The fools Gold of FBA Businesses
(7:20) Understanding the value through market knowlegde
(8:30) No brand loyalty.
(11:15) Amazon FBA as a source of revenue
(15:10) Big Client anecdote
(16:00) In-n-Out
(18:10) Going from eCommerce marketplace to an own domain website & brand value
(21:07) Value forward advisory
(22:02) Amazon FBA eCommercer Brand in the anti-aging, beauty & skin care segments
(23:14) Year established as a red flag
(23:49) Private lable product
(25:27) Margins, cost structure & scaling up on FBA eCommerce
(26:40) Sourcing from India?
(28:19) Large inventory thoughts, contradictions in the listing
(29:29) Should we be mistrustful of this business?
(32:23) The growth is just not possible without a cheat code
(33:41) Is it realistic to acquire 1 eCommerce business a year?
(34:58) Good businesses transact at great multiples

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Mar 02, 2022
A travel agency where you can garnish wages to collect?! | A travel agency and a landscape management business for sale - Acquisitions Anonymous e72
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) are joined by James and Palmer Higgins, Partners at Chenmark (Twitter: @chenholdco) to examine a travel agency/financer deal and a landscape management business.

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(0:00) Intro
(3:11) Funding Chenmark
(4:45) Employee Ownership Programm
(7:47) Deal 1: High growth Military travel agency and sales finance company
(18:08) Financial risks
(20:48) Timing on the deal
(32:00) Beyond8figures Podcast
(33:13) Deal 2: Landscape management Business
(36:10) Understanding the Business
(37:01) How is the revenue composition?
(39:20) Ownership situation & transition scenarios
(41:55) What makes a good or a bad tuck in?
(47:06) Understanding the equipment & the real estate value
(53:56) Additional thoughts on the value
(55:18) Starting one vs buying one: What would you be paying for?
(56:45) Thinking about culture integration

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Feb 25, 2022
20mm for a K-Pop Website?! - Acquisitions Anonymous e71
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Michael Girdley (@Girdley), Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) and Mills Snell (@thegeneralmills) discuss 2 fantastic deals in today's episode. An Online Psychic services company and a K-Pop website.

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(0:00) Intro
(0:59) Bookkeeping.com
(2:00) Online Psychich Company
(5:24) Financials
(10:18) Finding the value in the deal
(12:05) Where does the traffic come from?
(13:08) Why are marketplaces beatiful?
(18:25) Marketplaces are awesome to have and hard to start
(20:53) What does "90% done" means for software projects?
(24:25) Beyond8figures.com
(25:40) International Media Company - K-Pop
(29:38) Difficulties of the deal
(34:12) Broker red flags of the deal
(38:22) Who would buy this deal?
(40:28) High asking prices and its effect on sellers.

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Feb 22, 2022
How to hire great people - Acquisitions Anonymous e70
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How do you make a repeatable, scalable, unbeatable Hiring system? Michael Girdley (@Girdley) walks us through his take on hiring. Save on resources in advance by hiring the best fits for each role.

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(00:00) - Intro
(01:58) - My story: I got sick of making hires that didn’t thrive
(03:30) - Building a repeatable system
(04:16) - Looking at the data! How to predict a good hire?
(07:06) - Gathering the important and search for existing systems
(10:00) - What makes people really great at a position?
(13:42) - My hiring proces
(14:57) - A-B-C players idea
(18:34) - Hiring sales funnel
(24:02) - Topgrading: Interviewing, reference checking and offer crafting
(31:13) - Culture Index: Science-based personality trait assessment
(34:15) - Criteria: Pre-hire screening assessments
(35:25) - Example process with steps
(39:49) - Complementary readings

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

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Feb 18, 2022
Selling $9mm of golf clubs a year?! - Acquisitions Anonymous e69
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We're joined this week by Justin Turner (Twitter @JustinNicholasT), Partner at Traction Capital.

He is an experienced finance professional with a background in investment banking, private equity, and corporate development.

This episode was recorded live at @SMB_ash in front of a 100 person audience.

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#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 15, 2022
I bought a business. Now what? Learn with us from an expert - e67
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This episode is a short session with Dzmitry Miranovich (Twitter: @dzmitry9), he is Co-Founder at Associated Veterinary Partners, which is a roll-up of vet clinics.

We talk about Dos and Don'ts when acquiring a new business and first steps

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#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 11, 2022
Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO - e66
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We're joined this week by Steve Divitkos, Search Fund Investor & former CEO of Microdea.

Steve has a background in private equity investing and after attending Business School he funded a Search Fund in 2012. He is originally from Canada.

We examine two Saas businesses currently for sale.


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#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
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Feb 08, 2022
Franchisor and a Vertical Saas for sale - Andrew Swiler, CEO, First Principles - e65
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We're joined this week by Andrew Swiler, CEO, First Principles from Barcelona, Spain.

He's the CEO of First Principles, investments in small businesses, and MicroPE.

We examine a franchisor and a vertical Saas currently for sale.

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Thanks to our sponsors this week!

Cloudbookkeeping.com - CloudBookkeeping sets the standard for bookkeeping services. If you run a business, you know the importance of having a reliable team keeping track of your finances and managing the complexities of bookkeeping and payroll. CloudBookkeeping is a team you can call that is responsive to your needs.

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth, with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services that include sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

With over 100 years combined experience, the team at CloudBookkeeping provides dedicated financial management services and valuable insights so you can grow your business! Give CloudBookkeeping a call or visit their website at CloudBookkeeping.com to learn more about their custom solutions to strengthen your business.

David C Barnett Small Business Podcast - If you're interested in learning about buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium-sized businesses then you should check out the David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making Podcast on YouTube and all the major podcast apps. 

David is offering our listeners a FREE copy of his book; 21 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Business.  

You can find links to download your copy here:  

https://dbarnett.gumroad.com/l/21stupidthings/aapodcast

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as

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Feb 03, 2022
How to find the expected benchmarks and KPIs for your industry? - e64
754

This episode is a group discussion with special guest, Mitchell Baldridge (twitter: @baldridgeCPA) CEO of Baldridge Financial (https://baldridgefinancial.com/).  

How to find the expected benchmarks and KPIs for your industry?

We'd love your feedback on this episode!  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:  David C Barnett Small Business Podcast - If you're interested in learning about buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium-sized businesses then you should check out the David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making Podcast on YouTube and all the major podcast apps. 

David is offering our listeners a FREE copy of his book; 21 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Business.  

You can find links to download your copy here:  

https://dbarnett.gumroad.com/l/21stupidthings/aapodcast

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 01, 2022
Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping - e62
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We're joined this week by Mike Loftus, CEO of Connor's Landscaping in Orange County, CA.

He's growing a landscaping business in Southern California one acquisition at a time. closed on 3, 4th currently under contract.

We examine two landscaping businesses currently for sale.

Thanks to our sponsors this week!

Cloudbookkeeping.com - CloudBookkeeping sets the standard for bookkeeping services. If you run a business, you know the importance of having a reliable team keeping track of your finances and managing the complexities of bookkeeping and payroll. CloudBookkeeping is a team you can call that is responsive to your needs.

CloudBookkeeping offers adaptable solutions to businesses that want to focus on growth, with a “client service first” approach. They offer a full suite of accounting services that include sophisticated reporting, QuickBooks software solutions, and full-service payroll options.

With over 100 years combined experience, the team at CloudBookkeeping provides dedicated financial management services and valuable insights so you can grow your business! Give CloudBookkeeping a call or visit their website at CloudBookkeeping.com to learn more about their custom solutions to strengthen your business.

Morenow.co - With remote work becoming more prevalent and acceptable, the access to talent globally is exploding. Think about your needs as an owner - are you looking to offload tasks or build a competency that benefits from real experience? 

Open yourself up to hiring seasoned vets to add to your team. There is a dramatic difference for a reasonable increase hourly rate (efficient spend!). MoreNow helps owners build a high functioning, experienced team by leveraging the top manager / director talent in the Phillippines.

We work as a typical staffing agency - fee is a % of first-year salary, includes embedded professional coaching and 12-month guarantee. Some examples of recent hires: head of operations, supply chain manager, forecasting analyst, controller, new product sourcing manager, customer service manager

Go to morenow.co and fill out the form. Or email hire@morenow.co. Mention this pod for 20% of your first hire

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
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Jan 27, 2022
How to Not Run Out of Cash in Your Business? - e63
1463

We're trying some new content-type experiments for 2022.  

This episode is a group discussion with special guest, Mitchell Baldridge (twitter: @baldridgeCPA) CEO of Baldridge Financial (https://baldridgefinancial.com/).  

We talk about ways to make sure your SMB doesn't run out of cash.  We'd love your feedback on this episode!  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:  

David C Barnett Small Business Podcast - If you're interested in learning about buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses then you should check out the David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making Podcast on YouTube and all the major podcast apps. 

David is offering our listeners a FREE copy of his book; 21 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Business.  You can find links to download your copy here:  

https://dbarnett.gumroad.com/l/21stupidthings/aapodcast

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jan 25, 2022
Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity - ep61
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Joined this week by Brent Beshore (Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity), we talk about two businesses for sale in the manufacturing space.

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Thanks to our sponsors this week:

MoreNow.co: We help owners build a high functioning, experienced team by leveraging the top manager/director talent in the Phillippines. Go to morenow.co and fill out the form. Or email hire@morenow.co. Mention this pod for 20% of your first hire.

CloudBookkeeping.com: With over 100 years of combined experience, the team at CloudBookkeeping provides dedicated financial management services and valuable insights so you can grow your business! Give CloudBookkeeping a call or visit their website at CloudBookkeeping.com to learn more about their custom solutions to strengthen your business.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group--- Support this podcast: 

https://anchor.fm/dealtalk/support

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Jan 20, 2022
Two Vice Businesses for Sale - Acquisitions Anonymous - e60
2465

This week we review two businesses for sale in the Vice sector. 

No guest so you get us 100%!

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Thanks to our sponsors!

David C Barnett Small Business Podcast - If you're interested in learning about buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses then you should check out the David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making Podcast on YouTube and all the major podcast apps. David is offering our listeners a FREE copy of his book; 21 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Business.  You can find links to download your copy and find David's YouTube channel in the show notes below.”

Trout CPA is a full-service accounting firm offering M&A specific services of valuations, quality of earnings studies, and due diligence review services.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

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Jan 13, 2022
Two MRO Businesses for Sale - Josh Schultz (ENCORE episode) - e59
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This week's episode is one of our favorites for the year.

Josh Schultz (twitter: @joshuamschultz) who helps us through two deals in the MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) equipment space.

Fascinating one. Check it out on your podcast app!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jan 06, 2022
An Asphalt Surfacer and a Dry Bulk Business - e58
2623

Joined this week by special Twitter anonymous guest (@guessworkinvesting), we talk two really cool companies for sale.  

Guesswork is super cool in that he's a future former investment banker who's making the switch to SMB. 

Exciting to take part in this journey.  

Sponsors this week are:  

David C Barnett Small Business Dealmaking Podcast - If you're interested in learning about buying, selling, financing and managing small and medium sized businesses then you should check out the David C Barnett Small Business and Deal Making Podcast on YouTube and all the major podcast apps.  David is offering our listeners a FREE copy of his book; 21 Stupid Things People Do When Trying to Buy a Business.  You can find links to download your copy here:

https://dbarnett.gumroad.com/l/21stupidthings/aapodcast

And find David's YouTube channel and other links here:

https://www.DavidCBarnett.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbR8hQfFxBI4Idh4Zw65yZQ

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-c-barnett-small-business-deal-making/id1234025671  

SMBash - SMBash is a 2-day conference that includes two full days of programming plus an opening night happy hour and key note send off.  The event is hosted by operators for operators with a goal of connecting like-minded folks in the acquisition entrepreneurship world.  Learn more about the cost to attend, speakers, and other details by visiting the event website at 

SMBash.com.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
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Dec 30, 2021
Lifeguard Staffing and Septic Businesses (Encore Episode) - e57
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New Episode Alert featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

We talk about 2 businesses for sale!

-$5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co

-$2mm septic services business

John's got skills. This was a good one.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 23, 2021
Pool Construction Company for Sale - Xavier Helgesen Co-CEO Enduring Ventures - e56
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It's a pool construction company episode!

Joined by Xavier Helgesen, we go deep into this business as well as learn a ton about his holding company model.

Thanks to our sponsors this week:

SMBash.com - THE conference for buying, operating, and investing in the SMB and Micro-PE space.

CloudBookkeeping - https://cloudbookkeeping.com/ - Strengthen Your Business With Meaningful Growth By Elevating Your Bookkeeping.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group


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Dec 16, 2021
Dumpster Business for Sale (Encore Episode) - e55
2134

This week is an encore episode of our original episode 13. 

Mikel Berger and Daryl Starr of LEV Capital join us to nerd out about a dumpster business for sale in the SE USA!

Great episode. Enjoy!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 09, 2021
Two Veterinary Clinics for Sale - Dzmitry Miranovich - Co-Founder at Associated Veterinary Partners - e54
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It's a vet clinic episode! Our guest this week is Dzmitry Miranovich. He is Co-Founder at Associated Veterinary Partners, which is a roll-up of vet clinics. We look at two that are for sale right now.  Thanks to our sponsors this week: Tinyacquisitions.com - buy a business with a few clicks, most for less than $10,000 SMBash.com - THE conference for buying, operating, and investing in the SMB and Micro-PE space.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 02, 2021
Two SBA Businesses for Sale - Heather Endresen of Live Oak Bank - e53
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Guest is Heather Endresen, Director, Search Fund Lending at Live Oak Bank.

This week, we discuss two deals for sale relevant to SBA lending (Small Business Administration loan programs).

Enjoy!

THANKS to our sponsors:

SMBash.com - Join us in Orlando, FL for one-on-one interaction with others who focus on buying, operating, and investing in the SMB and Micro-PE space.

Tiny Acquisitions - Where the BEST tiny projects are acquired.

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group--- Support this podcast: 

https://anchor.fm/dealtalk/support

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Nov 25, 2021
Two Real Estate Adjacent Businesses for Sale - Acquisitions Anonymous - e52
2140

We look at two real estate small businesses for sale. 

One is a home staging business in Silicon Valley. 

The second is a specialty real estate appraiser firm in the southeast.

Enjoy!

THANKS this week to TinyAcquisitions.com, our sponsor!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 18, 2021
Two CPG/Retail Turnarounds - Michael Yarmo - Managing Director at Newpoint Advisors Corporation - ep51
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Guest is Michael Yarmo, Managing Director at Newpoint Advisors Corporation. 

Michael is a turnaround specialist. He and his firm work on helping struggling businesses get back on their feet. They work on deals where they are equity holders or ones where they are hired by owners/investors to drop in and right the ship!

We discuss two CPG/Retail turnarounds in this episode.

Thanks!

Mills, Michael and Bill

THANKS ALSO to our advertisers this week:

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#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 11, 2021
Two Online Businesses for Sale - Ari Ozick of HRX Capital - Acquisitions Anonymous - e50
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This week, we're joined by Ari Ozick, who is a partner of HRX Capital. They buy distressed digital businesses.  

Our guest co-host is Franco Pereyra, co-founder of Near.  

We review two online businesses for sale.  

Thanks to our sponsors Tiny Acquisitions (tinyacquisitions.com) and The Scribes (https://thescribes.co/) this week.

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 04, 2021
Two Plumbing Companies for Sale - John Wilson of Wilson Companies - e49
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Guest this week is John Wilson, CEO of Wilson Companies. 

It is a privately owned group of companies diversified in Construction, Home Service, Real Estate and Professional Services.

We go deep in two plumbing home services businesses.

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Oct 28, 2021
Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group - e48
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This week we're joined by the badass Mike Botkin of the Benchmark Group out of Florida. We analyze two landscaping businesses for sale.

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX

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Oct 21, 2021
Two Truck Stops for Sale - Guest Tanner Doss of El Cap Holdings - Acquisitions Anonymous - e47
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Truck stop episode! 

This week, we're joined by Tanner Doss (COO of El Cap Holdings / https://www.elcapholdings.com/tanner). 

Tanner has a long career in investment banking, the air force and working for a large family office in the truck stop business. 

- a $900k truck stop in Alice, Texas of questonable quality 

- a $12mm truck stop somewhere in California (we think) 

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Oct 14, 2021
Two Logistics Businesses For Sale - Ep46
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Joined this week by Aaron Rubin of ShipHero (shiphero.com / https://twitter.com/AaronandML), we talk logistics!

= $26mm Third-Party Logistics in Las Vegas

-  $1mm in FBA Prep Business

Enjoy!

Bill, Mills and Michael

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#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Oct 07, 2021
$800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX - ep45
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This week we're joined by guest Bryant Suellentrop (https://twitter.com/SullyBusiness) as he drops some science on the cleaning space!  

We reviewed two deals this week:  

- a $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX  

- a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 30, 2021
$900k revenue parking lot at Houston Hobby airport / $5mm railroad terminal logistics business - ep 44
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Joined this week by guest Brandon Laughridge (https://twitter.com/laughridge and http://www.brandonlaughridge.com/), the team talks about two small businesses for sale:  

- a $900k revenue parking lot at Houston Hobby airport 

- $5mm railroad terminal logistics business  

Brandon is CEO of North Terrace Property Management and an avid real estate investor.  

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 23, 2021
$900k Financial Advisory Practice / $6.8mm Underground Utilities Contractor - Ep 43
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Joined this week by guest Mitchell Baldridge (CEO of Baldridge Financial Services in Houston, TX), we talk two deals for sale:

- $900k Financial Advisory Practice

- $6.8mm Underground Utilities Contractor in the Southeast

This is a great one if you're interested in the tax considerations during acquisition of a small business.

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 16, 2021
$900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage - e42
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We're joined this week by Nick Huber (Twitter: @sweatystartup) and CEO of Bolt Storage (http://www.boltstorage.com).

We review two small businesses for sale:

- $900k Moving and Storage Company

- $500k Rural Mini-Storage

We hope you enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 09, 2021
$5mm revenue online seller of Lego Minifigures /$2mm revenue niche publication in the livestock industry - e41
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Joined this week by Alex E Bridgeman (https://www.alexbridgeman.com/ and https://twitter.com/aebridgeman), we review two small businesses currently for sale:  

- a $5mm revenue online seller of Lego Minifigures  

- a $2mm revenue niche publication in the livestock industry  

Enjoy!  

Michael, Bill and Mills

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 02, 2021
$1.3mm distributor of industrial supplies in TN / $2.2mm fastener and industrial supply distributor in GA - e40
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This week, we're joined by Josh Schultz (twitter: @joshuamschultz) who helps us through two deals in the MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) equipment space.

- $1.3mm distributor of industrial supplies in TN

- $2.2mm fastener and industrial supply distributor in GA

Fascinating one. Check it out!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Aug 25, 2021
$3mm Clean Beauty Skincare Brand / $4.7mm Diversified Pet Health Brand - e39
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With special guest co-host of John Walsh of Elements Brands, we welcome guest Kelcey Lehrich of ecommerce brand holding company 365 Holdings.

We talk two deals this week:

- $3mm Clean Beauty Skincare Brand 

- $4.7mm Diversified Pet Health Brand (CBD for pets!)

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Aug 18, 2021
$430k Condo Property Manager in Florida / $692k Property Manager in Nevada - e38
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Joined this week by special guest Peter Lohmann out of Columbus, OH, your fearless hosts discuss two deals: 

- $430k Condo Property Manager in Florida

- $692k Property Manager in Nevada 

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jul 28, 2021
$500k CAD Drainage Business in Canada / $880k CAD Profitable Equipment and Party Rental Business - e37
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Joined by special guest Morgan Tate of Paratus Business Resources (paratusbr.com), we analyze two deals:

- $500k CAD Drainage Business in Canada

- $880k CAD Profitable Equipment and Party Rental Business

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jul 21, 2021
$13mm Scaffolding Rental Company in Minnesota / $8.4mm Stationery Company - e36
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We get together this week to talk about two deals:

- a $13mm Scaffolding Rental Company in Minnesota 

- an $8.4mm Stationery Company mostly serving the governmental market-

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jul 13, 2021
A $2.6mm manufacturer of pitching machines / a $7.5mm e-commerce retailer of firearms and accessories - e35
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Joined by special guest Molson Hart @molson_hart, we analyze two small businesses for sale:

- Spinball, a $2.6mm manufacturer of pitching machines

- a $7.5mm e-commerce retailer of firearms and accessories

.. and Molson concluded by asking us a bunch of questions.

Enjoy!

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Jul 07, 2021
$4.4mm Commerical Sign Company / $6.5mm Liquor Store - e34
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This week we have special guest Devin Wanzor of Stillwater, OK. We analyze two small businesses for sale: - a $4.4mm Commerica Sign Company  - a $6.5mm Liquor Store

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jun 29, 2021
$2mm Landscaping Services Business / $650k Charleston Custom Homebuilder - e33
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Two deals discussed this week on the pod!

- a $2mm Landscaping Services Business

- a $650k Charleston Custom Homebuilder

These are both listener submitted. Let us know if you have something we should discuss on the pod!

Bill, Michael, & Mills

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jun 22, 2021
$1.3mm carveout of IoT / supply-chain software from a BigCo - a $2.8mm maker of software for multiple gov't uses - e32
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Joined this week by special guest Steve Ressler! We talk about two deals for sale:

- a $1.3mm carveout of IoT / supply-chain software from a BigCo

- a $2.8mm maker of software for multiple gov't uses

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jun 21, 2021
$1.25mm HVAC Business - $4.1mm Blast Structure Manufacturer - e31
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With special guest Sam Leslie, we review two companies for sale this week:

- $1.25mm HVAC Business 

- $4.1mm Blast Structure Manufacturer

Enjoy!

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jun 17, 2021
$13.9mm Erosion Control Business - $30mm Digital Marketing Business / e30
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Two deals analyzed this wee:

- a $13.9mm erosion control business in the southeast

- $30mm Digital Marketing Business we think is in the political advertising business 

Enjoy!

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#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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May 31, 2021
$30.2mm Revenue Private Label Cake Manufacturer - $4mm Construction Equipment Dealer / e29
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We talk two businesses currently for sale this week:

- $30.2mm Revenue Private Label Cake Manufacturer in the Northeast

- $4mm Construction Equipment Dealer in rural Georgia

(Spoiler alert: We are worried about both of these deals!)

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
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May 24, 2021
$1.7mm Revenue Amazon Automotive Tool Business / $22mm Civil Heavy Contractor in Corpus Christi - e28
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This week, we discuss two businesses for sale:

- $1.7mm Revenue Amazon Automotive Tool Business

- $22mm Civil Heavy Contractor in Corpus Christi 

(Do you have a deal we should discuss? Email it to us! michael @ girdley dot com.

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#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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May 17, 2021
$5.9mm Revenue CCTV/Security installer in SE US / $6mm Distributor of Women's Fashion - e27
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Two deals discussed this week:

- $5.9mm Revenue CCTV/Security installer in SE US 

- $6mm Distributor of Women's Fashion

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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May 11, 2021
A $4mm EBITDA apparel manufacturer in Iowa and Vietname / an ice machine service rental and service business in Northern CA - e26
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We're back this week with special guest Eric Newman (@newmanea) who is a successful searcher based out of the SF Bay Area.

We talked two deals for sale this week:

- a $4mm EBITDA apparel manufacturer in Iowa and Vietnam

- an ice machine service rental and service business in Northern CA

Thanks to Eric for jumping in at the last minute. He was great!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group


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Apr 20, 2021
A $5mm Grandstand Installation Company in Midwest / A $780k Bookkeeping and Accounting Firm - e25
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Joined by our special guest, Hayden Cohen of Effectual Ventures this week.

We talk about two small businesses currently for sale, both listener submitted:

- A $5mm Grandstand Installation Company in Midwest 

- A $780k Bookkeeping and Accounting Firm

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Apr 13, 2021
$5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business - e24
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New Episode Alert featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

We talk about 2 businesses for sale!

-$5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co

-$2mm septic services business

John's got skills. This was a good one.

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Apr 06, 2021
A $519k ARR Shopify-ecosystem Saas business / A $1.1mm DTC sexual wellness company - e23
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New episode alert!

We talk two businesses for sale on @microacquire with CEO @agazdecki.

-a $519k ARR Shopify-ecosystem Saas business

-a $1.1mm DTC sexual wellness company

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Mar 25, 2021
A $1.1mm funeral home service provider - A $700k custom sign manufacturer and installer - e22
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We're joined by special guest Deepa Talwar (@deepatalwar1) this week!

Deepa is a former early Uber and Stripe employee who is running a self-funded search in the Colorado area.

We talk about two small companies for sale this week:

- A $1.1mm funeral home service provider 

- A $700k custom sign manufacturer and installer 

Enjoy!

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Mar 22, 2021
A $4mm niche manufacturer in the middle of nowhere / A graffiti removal business - e21
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We examine two small businesses for sale:

- A $4mm niche manufacturer in the middle of nowhere

- A graffiti removal business

If you have a small business for sale that we should talk about, email it to michael@girdley.com

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Mar 09, 2021
A $1.6mm revenue Amazon-based supplier of pet products / $300k vendor of bath tools and brushes - e20
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New episode with special guest Molson Hart of Viahart!

We look at two companies for sale:

- a $1.6mm revenue Amazon-based supplier of consumable pet products like shampoo

- a $300k / year Amazon-based vendor of bath tools and brushes

Let us know what you think!


** Do you have a deal we should evaluate on the show? email michael @ girdley . com **

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Mar 02, 2021
A $73k ARR Shopify Connector - Colorado $5mm CNC Machine Shop - e19
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Two companies for sale get discussed this week:

- A $73k ARR Shopify Connector Saas 

- A Colorado front-range $5mm CNC Machine Shop 

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#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 23, 2021
A $10mm hard-money lender in Texas - A $2.7mm equipment rental business in CO / e18
2125

This week, we examine two listener-submitted small businesses for sale:

- A $10mm hard-money lender in Texas 

- A $2.7mm equipment rental business in CO

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 16, 2021
A process server in the southeast US & a nursery business with land in the midwest - e17
1831

This week, we talk two businesses for sale.

-A process server in the southeast US

-A nursery business with land in the midwest

Got a small biz listing for sale we should analyze? Send us a deal!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 08, 2021
Two Men and a Truck Franchises - e16
2182

We go deep into a couple of franchises of Two Men and Truck for sale with a strategic acquirer, Nathan Bocock (not on Twitter).

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Feb 01, 2021
A niche motorcyle accessories manufacturer - A falling knife e-commerce business / e15
1771

Back to talk two small businesses for sale this week:

- A niche motorcycle accessories manufacturer 

- A falling knife e-commerce business / S1e15

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jan 25, 2021
A Family Entertainment Center Chain in the South / A tiny hardwood flooring contractor - Acquisitions Anonymous e14
1456

We're back for the new year with another episode!


We analyze two fun small businesses for sale this week:

-A Family Entertainment Center Chain in the South 

-A tiny hardwood flooring contractor 

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Jan 11, 2021
Dumpster Roll-off Business in SE USA - Acquisitions Anonymous e13
2134

Two special guests this week:

Mikel Berger and Daryl Starr of LEV Capital join us to nerd out about a dumpster business for sale in the SE USA!

Great episode. Enjoy!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 29, 2020
Small community real estate publication / Anesthesiology service provider - Acquisitions Anonymous e12
1222

This week, we discuss two businesses for sale (both user-submitted!):

- A small community real estate for sale publication in a resort town

- An anesthesiology service provider focused on ambulatory surgery centers

(Got a deal? Send it to us!)

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 14, 2020
A Crawlspace Repair Franchise for Sale / A Small Watch Broker Business - Acquisitions Anonymous e11
1757

This week, we discuss two businesses for sale:

- A Crawlspace Repair Franchise for Sale

- A Small Watch Broker Business

Thanks for listening!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Dec 07, 2020
A branded highly-rated Amazon FBA pet consumables brand / Yet another Saas for web scraping - Acquisitions Anonymous e10
1747

New episode published!

We analyze two companies for sale/sold:

- A branded highly-rated Amazon FBA pet consumables brand 

- Yet another tiny Saas for web scraping

Enjoy!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity
#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!
#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 24, 2020
A chain of transmission repair shops - A FBA by Amazon maker of beard oils - Acquisitions Anonymous e9
1447

This week we talk about two businesses for sale:

- A chain of transmission repair shops on the East Coast of the US

- A FBA by Amazon maker of beard oils 

Enjoy!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 09, 2020
Graphic design firm / A Texas-focused niche media business - Acquisitions Anonymous e8
1841

This week, we talk about two small businesses for sale:

- an "all you can eat" graphic design firm (user submitted!)

- a Texas-focused niche media business, or is it?

Great week!

(If you have a deal, please send it along! We'll talk about it.)

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Nov 02, 2020
A Gov't contractor that does *everything* / Orange Theory Franchises - Acquisitions Anonymous e7
1574

This week, we talk about two businesses for sale:

-A Gov't contractor that does *everything*

-Orange Theory Franchises

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Oct 26, 2020
A seasonal costume company moving online; An electrical contractor in farm country - Acquisitions Anonymous e6
1469

This week we have two deals:

* A seasonal costume company moving online and struggling a bit with that

* An electrical contractor in farm country with a large dependency on Elon Musk

Thanks for tuning in!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Oct 16, 2020
Tiny Saas for high velocity hiring of low-level people, High variety construction firm - Acquisitions Anonymous e5
1838

Welcome back for Episode 5!

This week, we talk about two deals:

- A tiny saas focused on hiring process acceleration

- A very profitable construction company that seems to a bit of everything

Enjoy!

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dealtalk/support
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Oct 05, 2020
A micro-sized D2C beauty Co, West Coast Solar Installer - Acquisitions Anonymous e3
1786

This week we talk about two SMB M&A deals:

* A micro-sized D2C beauty company

* A large, fast growing west coast residential solar installer

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

  • Do you love Acquanon and want to see our smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
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Sep 23, 2020
Acquiring a Houston Bar, A Mud Beauty Mask Co, Another Beauty Mask Co - Acquisitions Anonymous e2
1919

This week we talk about three SMB M&A deals:

* Acquiring a Houston Bar

* A Mud Beauty Mask Co

* Another Beauty Mask Co

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

  • Do you love Acquanon and want to see our smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel.
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Sep 23, 2020
Vertical Saas, Painting Contractor, Engineering firm - Pilot Episode - E1
1604

Topics this week:

- What the heck is this podcast about?

- We look at three businesses for sale:

1) Vertical Saas Software for asset managers

2) A very specialized painting contractor for sale

3) A specialty engineering firm based in Toronto, CA

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Additional episodes you might enjoy:

#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping

#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO

#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage

#61 Two Manufacturing Businesses for Sale - Brent Beshore - Founder and CEO at Permanent Equity

#24 $5mm pool services and lifeguard staffing co / $2mm septic services business -  featuring baller @WilsonCompanies as a special guest!

#45 $800k/yr cleaning business in Midland, TX / a $565k/yr window cleaning business in San Antonio, TX
#48 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Botkin of Benchmark Group

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Sep 23, 2020