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Cassel Salpeter & Co. and its leadership team are routinely contacted by the news media to comment on investment banking, M&A and general trends affecting middle-market businesses.
As Stephen R. Covey famously said, “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” While most middle-market business owners recognize the importance of having a diverse workforce, many are still struggling to find the right strategy for creating the right team.
As unemployment continues to drop, how can you attract and retain the quality employees you need for continued operations and growth? Already, middle-market business owners are complaining of challenges finding skilled people — ranging from top brass to rank and file. Without them, growth slows.
Last month, I wrote about the virtues of taking a gap year or a gap period. However, I recognize that not everybody might be able to do that right away or while still working. So, this month I am writing about the second-best option: taking a real vacation — i.e., time off.
Although private-equity firms have money to spend, the well-performing public markets and desire to exercise price discipline may be keeping them from splurging on take-private technology deals.
Avery Dennison Corp. has taken a step into new territory with its acquisition last month of Finesse Medical Ltd., an Ireland based manufacturer of wound and skincare products.
So, you’ve sold your business. What should you do next? Take a gap year! While most people associate gap years (also known as “bridge years”) as a break between high school and college or between graduating college and entering the “real world,” gap years should not be reserved exclusively for young adults.
Restaurant franchisor PizzaRev Inc. has been acquired by an investment firm headed by a former McDonald’s Corp. executive. The Westlake Village pizza chain on May 22 announced that Cleveland Avenue, led by one time McDonald’s chief executive Don Thompson, had purchased a majority stake in the company.
No matter where you stand on political issues, it is important to recognize that the current administration’s actions and proposed deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants and reduction of available visas will have serious, unintended negative consequences for our economy and possibly your business.
By James S. Cassel It can happen to any business owner at any time: something goes wrong. Very wrong. How do you survive and move on? The steps you take to address problems can create new dynamics that leave you in a better or worse position. Time is never your friend, so prompt, decisive action […]
Home Bancshares Chairman John W. Allison left no doubt he wanted Stonegate Bank … badly.
If the shocking defeat of Obamacare repeal and reform proved anything, it’s this: Sometimes, a Magic 8-Ball works better at predicting major outcomes in the nation’s capital than, say, a pragmatic pundit.
Executives and directors continue to capitalize on the post-election surge in bank stocks.
There comes a time in almost every middle-market business owner’s life when attracting interest from a private equity firm or strategic buyer becomes important.
Daryl Byrd knows that South Florida is one of the country’s most fickle markets. He knows that it is prone to wild swings — one year cranes are everywhere and the next it’s vacant condos as far as the eye can see.
Strategic planning is one of the most popular but least frequently implemented New Year’s resolutions for middle-market business owners.
The number, which included gains in retail, construction and finance, beat economists’ estimates of 195,000 and compared with a revised increase of 157,000 in December.
U.S. employers added 227,000 positions last month, the largest increase since June, the Labor Department reported Friday as recently inaugurated President Donald Trump met with top business executives to discuss his economic strategy.
For more than five years, the South Florida Business Journal has compiled our Power Leaders list of the most influential executives from across the region’s private, public and civic sectors. These are the true movers and shakers of South Florida’s economic engine.
Venture capital database CB Insights released Tuesday its 2017 IPO Pipeline list. Among the hundreds of companies predicted to be headed for an initial public offering next year is South Florida e-commerce platform Chewy.
With 2017 fast approaching and a new “sheriff” coming to town who has brought optimism for a better economy, it is beneficial for business owners to evaluate key factors that may affect their businesses and take the necessary steps to position themselves for maximum success.