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Leadership
Ryan Goral

The Fractional Executive The fractional executive business model has rapidly developed over the years with the increasing popularity of firms offering fractional C-Suite Executives mostly focused on serving companies in the lower middle market segment (revenues of $5 – $75 million).  The development of this business model demonstrates the unique needs companies in the lower

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Ryan Goral

Valuation Framework – Part 1

As a fractional corporate development executive, one of our responsibilities is to offer our advice on the valuation of the operating companies our clients are looking to acquire.  One of the things I am most frequently telling clients is some version of ‘value is based on the future free cash flow of the operating business

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Ryan Goral

Courtside – Professional Services Firm Grows Through Acquisition

Company Background Point Solutions Group (“PSG”) is a women owned engineering and technology professional services firm, started in April of 2017. PSG primarily serves two sectors: government services, including defense and intelligence agencies, and commercial enterprise clients. The core services offered include offensive and defensive cyber security, systems integration, business consulting, and data governance. PSG

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What is Corporate Development and why does it matter to privately held companies in the lower-middle market?

What is Corporate Development? Corporate development is the business function of growing companies through strategic mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and alliances. This function also is responsible for supporting the divesting of certain assets or divisions of an organization. Big publicly traded companies have whole departments whose main function is to support the organization’s strategic plan by

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Courtside Story #2 – Property Management Company

ABC PropCo (“The Company”) was established in 2015 as a growing and budding property management company serving property owners in the Denver Metro area. Its sole owner (Joe) was a hands-on entrepreneur as he managed every facet of the business. He enjoyed a steady growth rate as he added customers, employees and operational capacities as

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Courtside Story #1 – Commercial Cleaning Company

*Note, company name and key information was redacted and/or changed to maintain confidentiality. “You are either growing or you are dying, there is no staying the same.” Absolute Commercial Cleaners (“ACC” or “The Company”) is a 30 year old commercial cleaning and maintenance company that provides janitorial and property maintenance services to its customers who

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