Entries by Allston Advisory Group, LLC

Hibbs & Associates, PLLC has been acquired by CPA Innovations, LLC

ABOUT THE DEAL: Hibbs & Associates, PLLC (also referred to as the “Company” and “Sellers”) has been acquired by CPA Innovations, LLC (the “Buyers”). Established in 1984 and headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky, Hibbs & Associates, PLLC is a full-service accounting firm that specializes in a diverse range of services, including individual and business tax preparations, […]

River City Glass & Mirror, Inc. has been acquired by the Management Team

ABOUT THE DEAL: River City Glass & Mirror, Inc. (also referred to as the “Company” and “Sellers”) has been acquired by the Management Team (the “Buyers”). Established in April 1993 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, River City Glass & Mirror, Inc. is an independent, family-owned and operated glass company specializing in a diverse range of […]

Louisville Sign Company, Inc. has been acquired by B Sign Group

ABOUT THE DEAL: Louisville Sign Company, Inc. (also referred to as the “Company” and “Sellers”) has been acquired by B Sign Group (the “Buyers”). Established in 1996 and headquartered in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Louisville Sign Company, Inc. is an independent, family-owned and operated sign company offering a huge array of products and services including monument […]

Bridge The Gap

Economic uncertainty, volatility in the capital markets, and financing restrictions have created a challenging environment for committed buyers and sellers in the lower middle market. Foremost, valuations have come under deep scrutiny. Having reached all-time highs prior to the pandemic, buyers and sellers may find it difficult to align valuation expectations. Some considerations for both […]

This Too Shall Pass

With the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic presumably in our rear view, the future for mergers and acquisitions in the lower middle market remains uncertain and unpredictable in the short-to-near term. Many strategic buyers (e.g. same industry or business) have adopted a wait-and-see approach to potential transactions, while financial buyers (i.e. private equity groups) have […]

The Doomsday Ratio

Is your company prepared to survive a Doomsday scenario? Without quantifiable measurements in place, it may difficult to know how your business is actually performing. Financial ratios or benchmarks are used to assess the financial health of a company. The company’s financial statements, primarily the income statement and balance sheet, are converted to a standardized […]

The Strategic Exit

If you are considering a sale of your business in the near future, strategic buyers, or corporate acquirers, must be at the top of your prospective buyer’s list. Strategic buyers operate in the same industry or business and may include competitors, suppliers, or clients of your company. The main objective of strategic buyers is to […]

Balance Sheet Analysis

In most merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions, valuations are determined based on the income and cash flow of the company. Furthermore, the character and makeup of the balance sheet must also be assessed when evaluating a company for a transaction. Negotiating balance sheet target values should be an early and meaningful part of Middle Market […]

The Value of Confidentiality

Nearly every M&A advisor would agree that confidentiality is the foundation upon which successful transactions are built. Confidentiality is paramount throughout the M&A transaction process, but this is especially true when it concerns: the seller’s employees the seller’s customers and vendors the seller’s competitors and the public public companies and the possibility of insider information […]