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Case Studies

Client Case Study: Axial Exchange, Rest in Peace

Client Case Study: Axial Exchange, Rest in Peace

Axial Exchange filed articles of dissolution on July 31, 2019. Its two predecessor companies, Register Patient and Ingage Patient, were incorporated in 2009 and backed by respected venture capital investors. A merger provided new energy in 2015, but it was clear by...

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News

Teknovation: Leah Williams Joins Oaklyn Consulting

Teknovation: Leah Williams Joins Oaklyn Consulting

Oaklyn Consulting, the Chattanooga-based mergers, acquisitions and capital-raising consulting firm, has added Leah Williams as an Investor Communications Consultant. In this role, she will help Oaklyn’s client base of entrepreneurs and business owners present the...

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Insights

Analyzing Broad vs. Narrow M&A Deal Processes

Analyzing Broad vs. Narrow M&A Deal Processes

We respect the unique M&A market insights that Sutton Place Strategies, an affiliate of Bain & Company, creates from its business development work with PE firms. SPS Founder and CEO Nadim Malik gave a presentation at ACG Boston's M&A Outlook forum in...

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Deals

Features

How to Spot Warning Signs that a Deal Is in Danger

How to Spot Warning Signs that a Deal Is in Danger

Read the article in The Middle Market.Bringing an M&A deal across the finish line can be a long and perilous road. No matter how certain a transaction might initially seem, there’s always the possibility that one party can abruptly change its plans and drop out —...

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3 Signs an M&A Deal Is in Trouble

3 Signs an M&A Deal Is in Trouble

Read the article in CFO.Spotting signs of trouble early is critical for CFOs to prevent a deal from derailing. Not every CFO will experience M&A firsthand during their career. But those who do typically find that their existing skillset makes them a crucial asset...

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Ask Us Anything

Help Me Develop a Sellable Asset

Help Me Develop a Sellable Asset

Ask Us Anything Dear Oaklyn Consulting, I don’t know if it’s the economy or the time of year, but it feels like every time I turn around, there is another M&A firm calling to see if I am in the market to sell my small business. I know that this is something that I...

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Help Me With Selling a Business

Help Me With Selling a Business

Ask Us Anything Dear Oaklyn Consulting, I have a friend who is selling their existing business, and they want more than any buyer is willing to pay. Should they take the best terms they can get, regardless of their “valuation,” and ride off into the sunset or wait...

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Help Me With My Seasonal Business

Help Me With My Seasonal Business

Ask Us Anything Dear Oaklyn Consulting, I operate a seasonal business that relies heavily on tourism and favorable weather conditions. When the weather cooperates, our company is exceptionally profitable. However, the weather hasn't been on our side for the past two...

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