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Integrating your Integration Plan

In the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the process of integrating an acquisition into your existing business is one of the most critical aspects of determining the level of success and impact the acquisition will have on your company. While the actual integration phase technically begins after the deal has been finalized and ...
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Thought Leadership

Navigating Valuations: The Pivotal Influence of Interest Rates

This article delves into the intricate relationship between interest rates and M&A valuations, exploring the profound implications of fluctuating interest rates on the dynamics of mergers and acquisitions. As M&A professionals navigate the complex landscape of deal-making, understanding how interest rates influence valuation metrics becomes paramount. This article aims to provide insights into the multifaceted ...
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Thought Leadership

Navigating M&A Success in 2024: Unveiling Our Proven Approach to M&A Growth

Embark on a journey of Navigating M&A Success in 2024 with G-Spire Group, a dynamic professional services firm committed to catalyzing growth through strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. In this comprehensive overview, discover our unique approach as fractional executives, going beyond conventional advisory roles to actively execute vital components for M&A-driven growth. With a successful ...
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Thought Leadership

Problem Solving Framework for M&A Leaders

There’s a quote I love from the great Mike Tyson: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” It resonates with me because I know first-hand that even your best-laid plan will get punched—or even knocked out cold—as you execute it. For many merger and acquisition (M&A) leaders, the challenge (and the ...
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perpetual motion pendulum Thought Leadership

Are You Making Deals or Making Plans? 5 Barriers to M&A Action & How To Solve Them

One of the first things business owners learn about me is that I love strategy. I even put it in my core value proposition: helping companies grow through strategic mergers and acquisitions. I’ve written and spoken extensively about how an effective strategy can be a game-changer no matter where you are in your mergers and ...
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A female nurse takes blood pressure of an elderly man. Courtside Stories

Courtside Story # 7 – Capturing a Niche Through Acquisition

Alexander (Xander) Page is the CEO of Trusted Ally Home Care, a home healthcare agency he built to provide the specialized care many former Department of Energy workers need. Since its founding in 2011, Trusted Ally Home Care has reached over $10 million in top-line annual revenue—20% of which can be attributed to the agency’s ...
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Courtside Stories

Courtside Story #6 – Relationships, Discipline, and Consistency: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Strategic Acquisitions

Mike Loftus runs Connor’s Landscape, a family-owned, California-based landscaping company founded in 2014. In five years, he has built a $5 MM business (with margins exceeding 10%) through strategic acquisitions by focusing on relationships, discipline, and consistency.  I sat down with him recently to learn more about his story, the lessons he’s learned, and his advice ...
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Are you playing checkers or chess with your M&A strategy? Thought Leadership

M&A Strategy – Are You Playing Checkers or Chess?

Last month, I discussed why sustainable, growth-focused companies should take a programmatic approach to M&A and offered five steps to help you build one. This month, I want to slow down on one critical cornerstone of your programmatic approach – the strategic growth plan. Why start with strategy? Think of two age-old games: chess and ...
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Trees growing on stacks of coins. Courtside Stories

Courtside Story #5 – Ahead of Schedule: An Acquisition Entrepreneur’s Journey

Introduction In today’s edition of Courtside Stories, we check in with Patrick Dichter, an acquisition entrepreneur who is little over a year into his journey towards creating a national Professional Services firm designed to help small businesses prosper. In this article, we will discuss his vision, approach to M&A, progress to date, challenges and lessons ...
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Thought Leadership
Ryan Goral

Integrating your Integration Plan

In the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the process of integrating an acquisition into your existing business is one of the most critical aspects of determining the level of success and impact the acquisition will have on your company. While the actual integration phase technically begins after the deal has been finalized and

Read More »
Thought Leadership
Ryan Goral

Navigating Valuations: The Pivotal Influence of Interest Rates

This article delves into the intricate relationship between interest rates and M&A valuations, exploring the profound implications of fluctuating interest rates on the dynamics of mergers and acquisitions. As M&A professionals navigate the complex landscape of deal-making, understanding how interest rates influence valuation metrics becomes paramount. This article aims to provide insights into the multifaceted

Read More »
Thought Leadership
Ryan Goral

Navigating M&A Success in 2024: Unveiling Our Proven Approach to M&A Growth

Embark on a journey of Navigating M&A Success in 2024 with G-Spire Group, a dynamic professional services firm committed to catalyzing growth through strategic mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. In this comprehensive overview, discover our unique approach as fractional executives, going beyond conventional advisory roles to actively execute vital components for M&A-driven growth. With a successful

Read More »
Thought Leadership
Ryan Goral

Problem Solving Framework for M&A Leaders

There’s a quote I love from the great Mike Tyson: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” It resonates with me because I know first-hand that even your best-laid plan will get punched—or even knocked out cold—as you execute it. For many merger and acquisition (M&A) leaders, the challenge (and the

Read More »
A female nurse takes blood pressure of an elderly man.
Courtside Stories
Ryan Goral

Courtside Story # 7 – Capturing a Niche Through Acquisition

Alexander (Xander) Page is the CEO of Trusted Ally Home Care, a home healthcare agency he built to provide the specialized care many former Department of Energy workers need. Since its founding in 2011, Trusted Ally Home Care has reached over $10 million in top-line annual revenue—20% of which can be attributed to the agency’s

Read More »
Courtside Stories
Ryan Goral

Courtside Story #6 – Relationships, Discipline, and Consistency: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Strategic Acquisitions

Mike Loftus runs Connor’s Landscape, a family-owned, California-based landscaping company founded in 2014. In five years, he has built a $5 MM business (with margins exceeding 10%) through strategic acquisitions by focusing on relationships, discipline, and consistency.  I sat down with him recently to learn more about his story, the lessons he’s learned, and his advice

Read More »
Are you playing checkers or chess with your M&A strategy?
Thought Leadership
Ryan Goral

M&A Strategy – Are You Playing Checkers or Chess?

Last month, I discussed why sustainable, growth-focused companies should take a programmatic approach to M&A and offered five steps to help you build one. This month, I want to slow down on one critical cornerstone of your programmatic approach – the strategic growth plan. Why start with strategy? Think of two age-old games: chess and

Read More »
Trees growing on stacks of coins.
Courtside Stories
Ryan Goral

Courtside Story #5 – Ahead of Schedule: An Acquisition Entrepreneur’s Journey

Introduction In today’s edition of Courtside Stories, we check in with Patrick Dichter, an acquisition entrepreneur who is little over a year into his journey towards creating a national Professional Services firm designed to help small businesses prosper. In this article, we will discuss his vision, approach to M&A, progress to date, challenges and lessons

Read More »