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How To Buy Or Sell A Business

Monday, February 18, 2013, 6:45 PM until 8:45 PM
City Gate Grill in Calamos Investments building -- Meeting Room at Plaza Level below restaurant
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL  60563
Monthly in Western Suburbs
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• Dress: Business casual.
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Panel Discussion: How to Buy Or Sell A Business


Buying or selling a business is a process that most business owners only go through once. You need the assistance of people who have helped many others in similar deals to get the full value you could expect (6x EBITDA or more, instead of 1 or 2X) from your sale, if you are a seller – and to make sure your due diligence and documents get you a business worth what you are paying for it, if you are a buyer. You also need to know how to finance your deals.

The February 18thpanel will include a CEO who has successfully made acquisitions, a business broker who has helped many companies obtain full value for their assets, an organization expert who can tell you want needs to be done to get your company ready for sale, and a community banker who knows what is needed to qualify for government-guaranteed loans to buy a business, and whose bank has funds available to lend.


The Expert Panel:



Pat Grandle, Sunbelt Business Advisers: How to work with a broker to  buy or sell a business.
Colleen Ryan, Leaders Bank Naperville: Financing the purchase with an SBA Loan.
Ellen Huxtable, ABC Business Concepts, Batavia: Preparing your business for sale. 

John A. Swanson, COO, Proactive Worldwide, Inc., (Booth MBA ’98), has completed 19 Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture transactions with valuations of up to $32 Billion.  In1998 he co-founded a medical device implant company, raised over $12M in investment funds and sold the company in 2003 to CR Bard for $39M.