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Financially Distressed Transactions


Our Transaction Professionals use a team approach and have completed many Distressed Transactions in the past.  This Spotlight discusses Distressed Transaction situations, avenues of relief and unique aspects with a financially Distressed Transaction.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Financially Distressed Transactions to learn more!

Selling to a Strategic


SealedBid uses a Structured Transaction Process to identify and directly solicit potential Strategic Buyers.  We work closely with our clients to understand the most important issues/concerns they have with competitors, customers, vendors and other industry players and then work to ensure those issues/concerns are addressed early on in the process.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Selling to a Strategic to learn more!



Maximizing Value Spotlight


At SealedBid Marketing, we are actively entrenched in the lower mid-market M&A transaction space and we closely monitor valuation across many industries.  There are many factors that can affect valuation.  Creating a competitive process through a Structured Marketing Campaign and targeting different prospective buyer types will bring a variety of valuations/structures and will ultimately maximize and determine the true enterprise value!  View the full M&A Spotlight: Maximizing Value to learn more!


Importance of a Deal Team Spotlight


As a facilitator and intermediary, SealedBid works closely with clients, management teams and advisors from pre-engagement to engagement and from engagement to closing.  This Spotlight highlights the importance of having a team with strong M&A experience - - attorneys, certified public accountants (“CPAs”), wealth managers and bankers all play key roles in putting together a successful deal.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Importance of a Deal Team to learn more!


Recapitalization Spotlight


Is a Recapitalization the right move for you?  In this Spotlight, we created a detailed description of the benefits to owners. For example, one benefit is creating a liquidity event and participating in future growth.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Recapitalization to learn more!

SealedBid Year in Review 2018 Spotlight


SealedBid had an exciting, milestone year in 2018 so we thought it would make sense to create a page to highlight the activity!  Historically, our M&A Spotlights have tended to be educational in nature, but since 2018 was such a big year for us, we decided to shift the focus a bit.  View the full M&A Spotlight: SealedBid Year in Review 2018 to learn more!

25 Year Anniversary Spotlight


For twenty five years, Minneapolis-based SealedBid Marketing, Inc. (“SealedBid”) has negotiated successful merger and acquisition transactions for its clients.  Since its founding, SealedBid has built a strong reputation in the upper Midwest and beyond as the “go-to” M&A firm for the lower mid-market.  The SealedBid transaction team has over 50 years of experience providing financial, marketing and advisory services for clients pursuing a sale or growth through acquisition.  View the full M&A Spotlight: 25 Year Anniversary to learn more!


Special Founder's Spotlight: The Guy Who Ties the Knot


SealedBid is the one to go to if you want to sell your business and Jerry Clark is the founder and managing officer.  SealedBid Marketing, Inc. (SealedBid), is a boutique M&A firm that has acquired a reputation for success in the lower mid-market and they are celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2018.  That kind of longevity provides some insight into the man at the helm.  View the full Special Founder's M&A Spotlight: The Guy Who Ties the Knot to learn more!

Special Audio Spotlight: Selling Your Business


SealedBid’s Jerry Clark was a featured guest on Dynasty Leadership’s podcast.  Todd Eberhardt, Founder of Dynasty Leadership, and Jerry discussed what owners really need to know to sell their business.  On the podcast, Jerry explains SealedBid’s Structured Transaction Process which details the marketing and negotiation phases of a transaction and how an owner can exit successfully.  View the full Special Audio M&A Spotlight: Selling Your Business to learn more!

Accelerated Transactions Spotlight


Business owners face many unique challenges both in the market place and in succession planning.  In special situations, SealedBid offers business owners a unique Accelerated M&A process that allows business owners to exit more quickly than the norm without sacrificing value.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Accelerated Transactions to learn more!

Buy-Side Advisory Spotlight


M&A firms add tremendous value to a Buy-Side search.  Not only does a Buy-Side advisor/intermediary help search for prospective targets, but they can also expand the Buy-Side search beyond what a company can do on their own.  Having a Buy-Side advisor/intermediary will help a company reach the finish line.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Buy-Side Advisory to learn more!


Exit Planning Spotlight


It is never too early to start thinking about your company’s Exit Plan!  This Spotlight discusses elements of a good Exit Plan and what steps you should take to get started.  Along with other key elements, you will learn how Exit Planning relates to your overall Succession Plan and the important interrelationship between them.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Exit Planning to learn more!

Succession Planning Spotlight


This Succession Planning Spotlight highlights the importance of preparing for the ongoing future of your company and provides suggestions on how to start this process.  View the full M&A Spotlight: Succession Planning to learn more!

Boutique Firm – National Reach Spotlight


SealedBid is proud to publish our second M&A Spotlight: Boutique Firm – National Reach.  This Spotlight features an interactive map that showcases our nationwide sellers and buyers from select transactions!  View the full M&A Spotlight: Boutique Firm – National Reach to learn more!    

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