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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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Who We Helped in 2022

Who We Helped in 2022

At the start of every year, we at Oaklyn Consulting like to look back at the past 12 months to reflect on projects accomplished and lessons learned from our clients. Building on our achievements from 2021, Oaklyn Consulting worked with 34 organizations in 2022 on...

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Who We Helped in 2021

Who We Helped in 2021

We learned these 10 lessons from our 30 clients last year and believe they reflect the times: 1. Companies faring well and poorly are evaluating strategic alternatives We worked with 14 clients that came to us with questions about strategic alternatives, because...

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Who we helped in 2020

Who we helped in 2020

As we all look forward to the possibilities of 2021, it’s tempting not to look back on 2020 at all, happy for it to disappear in the rearview mirror. But sometimes a review can hold helpful lessons. We found that the turmoil of the last year provided opportunities to...

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Who We Helped in 2019

Who We Helped in 2019

During the holiday season, our tradition is to reflect on the year and assess how we fulfilled our purpose as a firm. Maybe you do something similar. Oaklyn Consulting's purpose is to be a good citizen of the business communities where we operate. In particular, we...

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Who We Helped in 2018

Who We Helped in 2018

During the holiday season, our tradition is to reflect on the year and assess how we fulfilled our purpose as a firm. Maybe you do something similar. Oaklyn Consulting's purpose is to be a good citizen of the business communities where we operate, by handling...

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Who We Helped in 2017

Who We Helped in 2017

In this season of giving thanks, we’d like to extend our gratitude to the entrepreneurs and investors we’ve worked with this past year. Thank you for the strong working relationships we’ve shared and for entrusting us with the big decisions concerning you and your...

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Who We Helped in 2016

Who We Helped in 2016

As the holiday season arrives, Oaklyn Consulting is 6 months old. The firm was founded on the idea that we could help more business owners considering mergers, acquisitions or fund-raising in a way that “just don’t do it” stayed on the table as an option. We are...

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Four Takeaways for Any Business Owner

Four Takeaways for Any Business Owner

Oaklyn Consulting was honored to sponsor the VentureSouth Summit in Greenville, SC. We took away 4 lessons valuable to both angel investors and business owners at almost any stage of development: Selling a business is just one strategic option for a founder, but it is...

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Going Big at BIG Council: An Overview of the M&A Market

Going Big at BIG Council: An Overview of the M&A Market

North Carolina’s BIG Council is known for coordinating must-attend events for regional business owners. I (Frank) took part in a BIG-organized event focusing on strategies to build, scale and monetize a high-performance business. I co-led a presentation with...

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6 Ways to Get Your Business in Shape for the New Year

6 Ways to Get Your Business in Shape for the New Year

Near the close of every year, middle-market company owners should be taking stock of recent successes and making plans to enter the new year in the strongest position possible. Whether your business is looking to sell or seeking outside investment for continued...

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There is Capital…You Just Don’t Know How to Ask for It

There is Capital…You Just Don’t Know How to Ask for It

When faced with hurdles in obtaining financing, some business owners throw up their hands and conclude there is no capital to access. That’s not true. While investors might be more inclined to say “no” in certain economic environments, there are dollars out there. To...

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The 12 Days of Christmas For Your Business-Complete List

The 12 Days of Christmas For Your Business-Complete List

With holiday hustle and bustle in high gear, many business owners are winding down—carving out time for the annual office party and preparing for a smooth coast into the new year. Though distractions tend to be abnormally high, the month of December is available time...

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