Business Acquisition Loan Down Payment Sources (Equity Injection)

Most business acquisition loan providers require that buyers of a business provide a down payment in order to get a loan. The down payment can range from 5% to 30% of the transaction value. In this article, we discuss why lenders require a down payment and describe four sources of down payment funds. For more […]

LBO Case Study – Small Transportation Company (Business Acquisition)

In this article, we present the case study of a leveraged buyout (LBO) applied to a small transportation company. Although this strategy is not mentioned in the small business popular press often, LBOs can be an effective way to buy a small company as well. Since the company is private (rather than publicly listed), all […]

MBO Case Study – Midsize Aviation Company (Business Acquisition)

In this article, we present the case study of a management buyout (MBO) applied to a small/midsize aviation parts company. Although small management buyouts are not mentioned in the business popular press often, they can be an effective way to acquire a company. Since the company is private (rather than publicly listed), all the names […]

How to Finance a Machine Shop Acquisition

This article explains how to finance the acquisition of a machine shop. It will help you whether you are an individual buying their first business, or a machine shop that is expanding by acquiring competitors. We discuss the following topics: How to finance the acquisition What do lenders look for in a transaction? Should real […]

How to Finance a Metal Fabrication Business Acquisition

This article explains how to finance the acquisition of a metal fabrication company. It provides valuable information to individuals that are going through their first acquisition. It also covers important details that will help seasoned executives that are looking to grow their existing companies through acquisitions. In the article, we discuss: How do you finance […]

How to Finance a FedEx Route Acquisition

Owning a FedEx route can be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs with the right experience. It allows you to own a logistics and delivery company with a great client base – all while leveraging FedEx’s great brand reputation and resources. However, getting the financing to purchase a FedEx route can be a challenge. This type […]

How to Finance a Bread Route Acquisition

Buying a bread route can be a great business opportunity for the right person. It enables you to get a business that distributes well-known brands to established clientele (e.g., grocery stores, etc.). However, financing the purchase of a bread route is challenging. The valuation of most bread routes often falls below the value that many […]

How to Finance a Delivery Route Acquisition

Route delivery businesses are very popular among entrepreneurs. However, getting financing to purchase this type of a business can be a challenge. In this article, you will learn: What lenders are looking for Financing alternatives Why a down payment is needed Common financing structures This information applies to individuals or companies buying most types of […]