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November 2016

This edition of our newsletter is focused on exit planning. 

Client Alert
TaxClientAlertThe U.S. Treasury has proposed regulations that would severely limit valuation discounts that have been utilized during certain types of ownership interest transfers in family-owned entities for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes. Clients are urged to talk now with their attorneys and financial advisors to determine the best strategy to take before the planned regulations become permanent. Contact us to learn more information about the proposed regulations.
Growth Companies
AcquisitionExit4 Ways To Develop A Better Exit Strategy

Acquirers care about everything -- from contracts to HR to the sales pipeline. Here are four ways to be a better acquisition target.

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VitalSuccessionVital Succession Planning Lessons
Long-term strategic planning and preparation are essential when planning an exit from your business.

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ExitMistakes5 Mistakes To Avoid During Exit Planning 
Valuation, transferability, vision, preparation and flexibility should not be overlooked when selling an online business.  

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Private Equity
PEExitBoomPrivate Equity Emerges Wiser As Exit Boom Winds Down
The hard lessons learned since the recent downturn have changed how GPs think about exit channels.
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PEFlipFlopPrivate Equity Flip-Flop Puts Some In Capital Crunch 
Pensions & Investments
The percentage of private-equity-to-private-equity sales has been growing steadily, reaching 31% as of August 2, 2016.  Investors are keeping an eye on the trend. 
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MLLPNewsMartin LLP News
Scale-UpWorkshopBest Practices For Scaling Your Business: A Power Workshop For CEOs And Leadership Teams - November 17, 2016
Most businesses scale-up by applying the 'pedal-faster', 'work-harder' method. If you're ready for a new approach, invest a day with us offsite and learn a proven, systematic and sustainable method to scaling your business. This workshop is a hands-on, interactive program for the business owner, CEO and leadership team to learn best practices, fresh ideas, new tools and templates to systematically grow and scale your business. For more information and to register, please email Aria Antonopoulos.

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