Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) activity within the Wholesaler/Distributor segment is at an all-time high and both buyers and sellers will find a wealth of knowledge along with practical advice in the book Mergers & Acquisitions for Distributors: Expert Advice for Buyers & Sellers recently published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW).
The book taps the expertise of three deal professionals, each with a unique skill set and frame of reference. Contributions from a private equity investor, an attorney, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) present a holistic view on the buying and selling process. While intended to be a comprehensive resource for wholesaler-distributors, the book has practical applications for anybody looking to buy or sell a business.
“There are many issues that need to be addressed when buying or selling a business” explains Joe Pease, CEO of Pease & Associates. “This book provides a roadmap which helps both business buyers and sellers properly prepare to plan and execute a deal.”
Joe’s unique perspective offers insight into the best approach to frame a deal from the standpoints of both buyer and seller. Everything from financial statement preparation, tax minimization, corporate structure, inventory valuation and hundreds of other aspects of the deal are addressed in detail.
“I’ve worked on hundreds of deals involving companies in a variety of industries, both on the buy side and the sell side” Joe says. “It’s been one of the most challenging and rewarding areas of my career.”
For more than twenty years, Pease & Associates has offered professional audit, accounting, tax, and business consulting services to middle market and family-owned companies and organizations across the United States. The firm’s 50+ employees take a team approach to helping businesses succeed. The client-first focus is a foundation of the firm’s commitment to finding the right solution for each situation.