What to Know Before Buying a Gas Station

Doing the right due diligence on an acquisition can’t guarantee the financial success of a gas station. However, it can prevent you from acquiring a financial nightmare. As a buyer, you should spend a lot of time and resources looking into the business before buying it. This article covers some of the questions you should […]

How to Finance a Gas Station Business Acquisition

Gas stations are very common, but they are also one of the toughest businesses to operate. The fuel market is competitive and profits can be volatile. Consequently, financing an existing gas station acquisition can be both difficult and complex. This article provides an overview of gas station finance. We cover the following subjects: Financing options […]

Financing Challenges When Buying a Car Wash

Business acquisitions that use financing add a layer of complexity to the transaction. Lenders examine each transaction carefully to ensure that it will be successful. Unfortunately, transactions that don’t meet the lender’s criteria get declined.  In this article we cover some of the issues that affect you ability to get funding for your car wash […]

How to Finance a Car Wash Business Acquisition

In this article we discuss how entrepreneurs and small business owners can finance the acquisition of a car wash. We cover the following subjects: Ways to finance the acquisition The lender’s perspective Improving and adding machinery Common obstacles and problems Transaction structure How are car wash acquisitions financed? Entrepreneurs and small business owners that want […]

What is a Leveraged Buyout? How does it Work?

A leveraged buyout, commonly referred to as an LBO, is a transaction that companies use to acquire other businesses. The buyout involves a combination of equity from the buyer, along with debt that is secured by the target company’s assets. The deal is structured so that the target company’s assets and cash flows are used to pay […]

How to Finance a Management Buyout

A management buyout (MBO) is a type of business acquisition in which the managers of a company purchase the business from the current owners or parent company. Management buyouts can be structured in a number of ways such as a conventional purchase or a leveraged buyout model. Leveraged buyouts are often used because few management teams have the financial […]

How to Get a Business Acquisition Loan

In this article, we discuss the process of getting a loan to acquire a business. This article covers the basics of a business acquisition loan – what you need to have in place before you apply for a loan and how to get the process started. This article helps you if: You are looking for […]

Requirements for a Business Acquisition Loan

This article discusses the main requirements you must meet to qualify for an SBA 7(a) loan. This type of loan is one of the most common financing tools used by small business owners to finance a business acquisition. A Quick Word on SBA Loans The term “SBA Loan” is a bit of a misnomer because […]

Leveraged Buyout Financing for Small Businesses

Most people consider leveraged buyouts to be solutions that can only be used to acquire larger businesses. However, nothing about a leveraged buyout is specific to larger business. The concept can be used to acquire smaller businesses. There is a catch, though. Just because the concept can be used by smaller businesses, it does not mean that […]

How to Finance a Business Acquisition

In this article, we discuss six ways that you can finance the purchase of a business. We also examine three ways to cover the operational costs of your business. Many buyers forget to take into account this important point when making their initial plans. Financing the business acquisition is only part of the game. You […]