April, 2017
MidMarket Talk:
New Members
Please join us in welcoming our new members   to the Alliance community!


Visit our Member Directory to find Alliance Members near you! 

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Why Become a 
Member of  The Alliance?
  • Gain access to valuable 
    MemberBenefit technology platforms
  • Gain a valuable network of M&A expert resources
  • Be featured in our Member Directory, accessible to the public
  • Receive discounted rates to AM&AA events

Attend a Chapter Meeting Near You!

Long Island Chapter Meeting
Wednesday,  April 19, 2017

Midwest Chapter Meeting
Thursday,  April 20, 2017
Register Here

Arizona Chapter Meeting
Tuesday,  April 25, 2017
St. Louis Chapter Meeting
Tuesday,  April 25, 2017
New England Chapter Meeting
Monday,  May 1st, 2017

Cleveland Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, May 3rd

DC/MD/VA Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, May 3rd

Central PA Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, May 3rd

Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting
Wednesday,  May 10, 2017
Register Here

And We're Still Growing!
The following chapters are in the development stages:
  • Rocky Mountains (Denver)
  • Northern California
  • Central Valley California
  • Southern California
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Puerto Rico
Want to be more involved with a new chapter in your area? 

Email Kathleen Hoke 
to set up an informational call with David Belew,  Director of Member Services
The Art of the Cross Border Deal

The Alliance of M&A Advisors will present a full day conference, our first ever in the Asia-Pacific region concentrating on different aspects of the cross-border deal. Experts with completed cross border deals will present and discuss different phases of the deal, pitfalls to avoid and ways to improve your chances of success on your next international deal. Please join us for this exciting day of education and networking with fellow professionals from around the globe. 

Marina Bay Sands Hotel
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956

Golf  - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 || 10:00 AM
Dinner - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 || 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Conference - Wednesday, May 10, 2017 || 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Industry Event

Mergermarket Energy Forum
Date:  April 20th 2017
Location: Four Seasons, Houston, Texas

In the ninth edition of this event, attendees will gain access to an exclusive discussion on market dynamics and the future of the energy sector. In addition, industry-leading panelists will be covering M&A amongst oilfield service companies along with ongoing consolidations throughout the midstream space. Attend and take 30% off the traditional registration fee by using code AMAA30

Do You Want to Learn M&A?

Currently Accepting Applications for May 8-12, 2017 in Chicago at DePaul University

The Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) Certification has become the "Gold Standard" for Middle Market Corporate Financial Advisors. The 5-day program builds on your existing skills providing you with the necessary framework--and network--to further advance your professional and financial goals as well as those of the clients you serve.
For more information contact Samantha Snelling at 877-844-2535 or ssnelling@amassaonline.org

For more information and registration visit our  CM&AA website

Registration is NOW OPEN for the AM&AA 2017 Summer Conference! 

The Alliance is excited to announce Registration   for the 2017 Summer Conference is Now Open!
Times have never been better to make a deal. Join us this July 19-21 in Chicago for exceptional networking opportunities with leaders in the M&A Marketplace. We focus on providing sponsors, attendees and speakers with valuable face-to-face networking opportunities that can only be found at The Alliance.
Hit the ground running at the famous Deal Bash on Wednesday, July 19. This is your chance to connect with 450+ middle market dealmakers from around the world. We're expecting more deals and more investment bankers than ever before. Intermediaries and Investment Bankers get free display space to showcase their deals and transaction opportunities.
Secure your place at the early bird rate to save $300 on your registration!

Post Acquisition Integration First 90 Days
Written by: Esteban De Bernardis    
Prior to the completion of a deal, a comprehensive due diligence is required to help the buyer understand critical areas that could have significant impact for the acquired business during the first 90 days of operation under new ownership. The due diligence process should cover operations, finance, legal, HR, tax and occupational health and safety, as well as any other functions that may be critical for the specific business. 

Some of the critical issues that a buyer would have to deal with during the first 90 days would be dependent on the type of deal (assets vs shares) but the vast majority of issues that may occur are common to both deal structures. 

To continue reading click  here

Member Benefits Upgrade!
  www.PrivateEquityInfo.com launches Additional Search Filters! 

By request from AM&AA members, we have added "Advanced Search" filters, giving you the ability to filter PE firms more specifically by: 

  • Deal size (Revenue / EBITDA / Enterprise Value)
  • Industry
  • # portfolio companies 

Increase the Value by Reducing the Risks
Written by: Lloyd Bell

Assigning a realistic value for a private company is more subjective than for publicly traded companies. The latter's value continually recalculates in real-time through the buying and selling of ownership shares in the marketplace.

For private businesses, a perceived valuation eventually does occur when part or all the company is sold. However, if the owner is not ready to sell, certain internal assumptions must be made.

Evaluating a Privately Owned Company

Over the years, accountants have developed a variety of methods to evaluate private businesses. A standard approach is a reckoning based on some multiple times company earnings. While increasing profits can increase value, this is only one variable in the multiple-times-earnings equation.
The multiple is a risk factor that translates to the certainty that current growth and profitability are sustainable. If buyers were interested in purchasing the company, the expectation of continuing success plays a critical role in their assessment.
To continue reading click here

Recognizing Members

With over 33,000 subscribers, MidMarket Talk is a great place for Alliance members to be featured! Members, s ubmit your articles and media trades to 
  • Send us your completed deal tombstones
  • Tell us about your speaking engagements
  • Send us your articles or white paper summaries
Interested in Becoming A Member?

Members of the Alliance of M&A Advisors (The Alliance) represent businesses ranging from $5 to $500 million in transaction value. Membership with The Alliance provides access to a worldwide network of 1,000+ Independent M&A Professionals, exclusive pricing on conferences, certification and training opportunities, special discounts on cutting edge software, as well as speaking and publishing opportunities. If you would like more information on membership with the Alliance, please contact Samantha Snelling at (877) 844-2535 or 

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