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.
One of the greatest challenges of running family businesses is that they contain, well, family. Based on my experience working with and being a part of family businesses, I’ve learned that success requires everyone to work together harmoniously and as if they are not related.
For an example of how not to run a business, look no further than our U.S. Congress. Simply put, you don’t want to run your company like Congress runs the country.
Despite concerns, things are actually looking pretty good for the middle-market, but there are issues to keep in mind.
South Florida financial planners are doing their best to deal with client demands for protection from so-called “fiscal cliff” issues, but some say options are very limited.
It’s not enough to land any company. You need to search for one that’s right for you, at the right size and price.
James Cassel and Scott Salpeter are two of South Florida’s best-known investment bankers. Their Miami-based Cassel Salpeter & Co. specializes in mid-market firms.
Companies have been known to postpone making major decisions as they wait to see what happens with elections and the economy.
Now is an interesting time to consider acquisitions. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, and their children may not have interest in the family business.
Family members can be great assets in a business, but to make it work, you need to face some harsh realities.
With all the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one could easily get lost in the rhetoric and lose sight of the issue that’s important now: The law is here, whether you like it or not.
Growing a company is seldom easy, and today’s economic environment doesn’t make it much easier. However, even in today’s economy, there are ways to raise equity capital.
The size of your business, the purpose of the loan and how you operate your firm play a big part in the type of loan that’s available and right for you.
Decisions about the future of a company can be a source of great stress and family conflict.
As an investment banker who represents clients during the sale, merger and acquisition process, I frequently hear comments from those who regret not planning more carefully — or not planning early enough — for the sale of their businesses.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Bank of America capped credit lines and restructured repayment plans for an undisclosed number of its small business customers.
Turn on cable news, and it’s not long before a political candidate or a pundit tells us how small business growth is the key to a healthier economy.
Leveraged buyout firms, private equity firms — call them what you want — these companies have dug their heels into the South Florida sand
With talk of a double-dip recession, continued high unemployment, and a schizophrenic stock market, business owners contemplating selling their businesses might think they would be better off closing the doors and throwing away the key
Merger-and-acquisition activity in Florida may be flat this year, despite earlier expectations that it would exceed last year’s total
Launching a new business is never easy, but the investment bankers at Cassel Salpeter & Co. don’t have all the obstacles they once faced.