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How Should You Value Your Business?

Trevor Hood on August 23, 2017 in Valuation

A common question that we hear from our clients is “how do I value my business?” While there isn’t necessarily a simple answer to this question, there are some basic valuation approaches to consider based on the nature of the business. These approaches fall into one of the following categories: Asset Based Valuation Market-Based Valuation … Continued

Time to Sell?

Trevor Hood on November 19, 2014 in Mergers & Acquisitions

At this event, it is always interesting to get a sense as to what is happening in the world of M&A across Canada and the overwhelming message this year was “It’s a Seller’s Market”.

Is Your Business Sellable?

Trevor Hood on April 16, 2014 in Advice for Business Owners

A recent case study on Toronto’s Elixir Organic Spa reveals the challenges of finding buyers in an unpredictable economy.

Congratulations to Forty Creek Distillery Ltd.

Trevor Hood on March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

When the news came down last week regarding the sale of Grimsby’s Forty Creek Distillery Ltd. (“Forty Creek”) to the Italian liquor giant Gruppo Campari, the headline caught my attention on a couple of fronts.

Drive the Value of Your Business

Trevor Hood on February 21, 2014 in Advice for Business Owners

Given the current economic climate, where we are seeing increased M&A activity within our client base, it is important for business owners to start to think about and focus on activities that they can undertake to enhance the value of their business.

Trevor Hood Interviewed for Succession Planning

Trevor Hood on September 18, 2013 in Business Valuations

This article appeared in Succession Planning, a publication of The Bottom Line & The Lawyers Weekly, vol. 3, no. 1, in 2013. One goal, different approaches A business sale is fraught with complex legal and accounting considerations, including valuation Buyers and sellers of businesses, beware: A cadre of professionals, including lawyers, accountants, business valuators and … Continued

Trounce Your Competitors with Disciplined Plans to Expand

Gregory Clarke on November 14, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

When entrepreneurs are running a successful small business, extra available time is scarce due to the various demands. Understandably, they rarely take the time to evaluate the future growth of their company in a disciplined manner.

Guidance for Divorcing Business Owners

Trevor Hood on September 21, 2011 in Advice for Business Owners

Most of you would agree that divorce is probably one of the most difficult and emotional circumstances any individual can face in life. The issues are complex and can be time consuming to resolve. When it comes to a divorce, marriage partners, who are also business partners, have challenges that other divorcing couples don’t have. … Continued

What’s Driving the Value of Your Business?

Trevor Hood on May 12, 2010 in Advice for Business Owners

Given the current economic climate, we find that most business owners are taking this opportunity to really focus on their operations. In part, this focus is attributed to ensuring their continued success in a period of uncertainty but business owners also want to be well-positioned for when the economy turns around. From a longer term … Continued