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Quality of Earnings Engagements Provide Confidence in ESOP Transactions

Posted 12:30 PM by
When an owner decides to sell his or her company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) trust, one of the most impactful factors in the transaction is the company’s value. The ESOP trustee establishes the company’s value, which affects the total transaction price. It is vital that the price is as close to the company’s actual value as possible so the seller is compensated appropriately and the participants of the ESOP are not overpaying for the company.
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Lee to Moderate Panel at 2018 Kelley School of Business Private Equity Conference

Posted 6:57 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Mike Lee, a partner in the firm’s Transaction Services Group, will moderate a panel at 2018 Kelley School of Business Private Equity Conference. The conference, which takes place on Oct. 4 at the Conrad Indianapolis, will gather private equity specialists, investment bankers, and industry professionals to discuss the latest trends and strategies.
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Valuing Closely Held Businesses: What You Need to Know

Posted 5:45 PM by
The valuation of closely held companies is a large and growing practice. However, most people are not aware of this valuation activity since the companies being valued are closely held and, thus, private in nature. Additionally, since closely held entities are typically smaller than publicly traded entities, fewer investors are affected by the results of such valuations.
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Hooper to Address M&A Issues at American Trucking Associations Conference

Posted 2:08 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Randy Hooper will participate in the 2018 American Trucking Associations (ATA) National Accounting & Finance Council (NAFC) Conference.
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Halstead and North to Speak at Faegre Baker Daniels’ 2018 M&A Conference

Posted 4:00 AM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Chad Halstead and Mike North will speak at Faegre Baker Daniels’ 2018 M&A Conference. Taking place May 10 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, this annual conference provides dealmakers the opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends, discuss complex mergers and acquisitions (M&A) topics, and network with others in the local M&A community.
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M&A in 2018: A Look at the Year Ahead

Posted 5:00 AM by
After record levels of dealmaking the prior two years, 2017 saw a slight decline in both the volume and number of U.S. private equity deals. With technology disrupting every industry, multiples remaining high, and fundraising reaching record levels, what will M&A look like in 2018?
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Top 10 Posts from 2017

Posted 1:28 PM by
We could not say goodbye to 2017 without revisiting the year’s most popular content. We believe these posts illustrate the depth and varied experience of our firm as well as our commitment to helping our clients further their growth and success.
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KSM Named Accounting, Due Diligence Firm of the Year

Posted 5:00 AM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller has been named Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor.
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KSM to Host ‘Merger and Acquisition Trends in the Construction Industry’

Posted 5:00 AM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller's Construction Services Group will host "Merger and Acquisition Trends in the Construction Industry" Dec. 6 in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, IN.
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How Is the Trump Administration Impacting Private Equity?

Posted 6:01 PM by
In the Investors’ Outlook for 2017, dealmakers and other key mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experts said that a change in political administration and an increase in interest rates would have the greatest effect on U.S. M&A growth in the coming year.
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