Why your small-mid sized business isn’t selling

If you’ve found your way to this article you’ve no doubt found out how difficult it is to sell a mid-sized or small business. The lower mid-market (small-mid sized businesses) are what business school professors would refer to as inefficient markets. There are far more sellers of small-mid sized businesses than there are buyers. Why […]

Restructure SBA Business Loans

Because the SBA gives favorable lending terms to many US based businesses, it is one of the most common types of financing to be utilized by small and mid-sized business owners. It is also the most common business debt that we see. There are a few intricacies that make dealing with an SBA loan different […]

Distressed Business Investment & Acquisition

In a perfect world, you would sell your business before it becomes insolvent. However; if you are unable to pay your bills and are taking on water, the show is not over. There are now several options t0 remove the debt from a business. At Minerva, we are one of the few investment firms that […]

How to Sell a Small-Mid Sized Business

Why business owners choose to sell Selling a business can be a very emotional and physically demanding experience. Let’s face it, as humans, we put our families, finances, and ‘blood-sweat-&-tears’ into our most valuable assets. for the entrepreneur it is most often their business or at the very least a business that they have spent […]

Manufacturing Business Valuation Calculator

If you are entertaining the thought of selling your manufacturing business, one of your main questions is likely “how much is it worth.” Lucky for you, we developed a free valuation calculator that can give you an Idea of your businesses value. Please note that nobody can tell you exactly what your business is worth […]

Financing Your Manufacturing Business

Financing options for manufacturing businesses If you are looking to recapitalize or take out a loan to run or grow your manufacturing business, there is a 95% chance you will fall into at least one of these three categories: You have a productive manufacturing company but you’re struggling to pay the bills You have made […]

Construction Business Valuation Calculator

Learn the commercial value of your construction company In looking over thousands of businesses and discussing with hundreds of business sellers, we have come to realize that most successful business owners in the construction industry know every inch of their business. They know the marketing, the equipment, the services and even the financials. However, they […]

Business Seller FAQs

Who is this for? Business sellers making $1-$5M in annual profit. We only invest in industries we feel comfortable in and with people we feel comfortable doing business with. Our typical acquisition is in either manufacturing, construction or business services. How do we get started? If you are interested in doing business with us, fill […]

Royalties in Mergers & Acquisitions

What is a Royalty and why do we utilize it in our small-mid sized business acquisitions? Using a royalty allows us to fairly compensate the seller for their continued management of a business post-close.  We ask all sellers to continue running the business for a minimum of six months post close and many choose to […]

Seller Financing in Mergers & Acquisitions

What is Seller Financing (a seller note) and why do we utilize it for small-mid sized business acquisitions? In short, seller financing is a portion of the purchase price for a business that is paid over a number of years after the transaction. This is utilized by buyers because it decreases the amount of cash […]