108 episodes

Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business?

If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions.

Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a business and exiting a business all take time, preparation and the proper knowledge. M&A Unplugged promises to deliver relevant content for your business transaction and growth goals.

Hosted by Domenic Rinaldi, the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. Having been involved in over 300 M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, Domenic asks the questions that unlock the secrets to creating value in transactions.

M&A Unplugged Domenic Rinaldi

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Are you looking to Scale, Acquire or Exit a Business?

If so, the M&A Unplugged Podcast was designed with you in mind. On each episode we will interview actual buyers, sellers and professional transaction advisors. They will share their experiences - the good and the not so good! We promise, in every episode, you will gain valuable insights and actionable takeaways to help you maximize the value of your own transactions.

Mergers, Acquisitions, buying a business, selling a business, scaling a business and exiting a business all take time, preparation and the proper knowledge. M&A Unplugged promises to deliver relevant content for your business transaction and growth goals.

Hosted by Domenic Rinaldi, the owner and managing partner of Sun Acquisitions - a Chicago based mergers and acquisitions firm. Having been involved in over 300 M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, Domenic asks the questions that unlock the secrets to creating value in transactions.

    Season 1 of M&A Unplugged Coming to an End

    Season 1 of M&A Unplugged Coming to an End

    M&A Unplugged Season 1 is coming to an end. Season 2 will be back after this summer. Visit our website to download our free resources for those wishing to buy or sell a business: https://k2adviser.com/resources/
    If you enjoy our content, please remember to subscribe and leave a review. We look forward to seeing you again on the next episode of M&A Unplugged. Until then, please remember that scaling, acquiring or selling a business takes time, preparation and proper knowledge.

    • 4 min
    How To Make The Most Out Of M&A Exclusivity

    How To Make The Most Out Of M&A Exclusivity

    M&A exclusivity is one major strategy utilized by many, but some are unaware of how to push its advantages to the limit. Starting a series of topics from his one-on-one client consultations, Domenic Rinaldi shares one conversation focused on exclusivity. He explains how this gives buyers the owners' undivided attention and speeds up the entire purchasing process. Domenic also breaks down the most important tips for sellers in releasing their company from the market to make it exclusive. He discusses why sellers must always believe in karma and never push away exclusive buyers in favor of way better offers.
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    • 14 min
    105: What Value Drivers Should You Consider During Business Valuation?

    105: What Value Drivers Should You Consider During Business Valuation?

    Although many businesses out there are similar in many ways, each one has value drivers unique to them. These significant factors dictate the overall framework of a business, and looking at them much closely will help a lot during valuations. Domenic Rinaldi highlights one of his most downloaded episodes that discusses the most common value drivers to consider. He explains how they hugely contribute to closing M&A transactions. From people management to complex finance and infrastructure programs, Domenic delves into the most important aspects every buyer must take note of.
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    • 26 min
    Understanding Bank Financing For Owners And Buyers Of Businesses Affected By The Pandemic

    Understanding Bank Financing For Owners And Buyers Of Businesses Affected By The Pandemic

    It’s no secret that a lot of industries were severely impacted by the pandemic. But how exactly did it affect bank financing for owners and buyers of businesses? Domenic Rinaldi shares some handy information for people who are interested in purchasing and selling their business. He explains the need to understand how banks view these deals and the different issues that come with them. Banks are being cautious and are looking at a good track record, monthly financial plans, and comparison between the current and pre-COVID situation. Not only do businesses need improvement, but they also need to be stabilized before banks accept a deal.

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    • 25 min
    Why Employee Integration Is A Critical Aspect Of M&A with Jennifer Fondrevay

    Why Employee Integration Is A Critical Aspect Of M&A with Jennifer Fondrevay

    Employee integration is such a critical aspect of any M&A transaction that it’s a wonder why most entrepreneurs spend too little time planning for and executing this element. As a result, they often end up trying to catch up with it during the due diligence phase, which is quite a bit late to say the least. When is the right time to start thinking about employee integration? What essential considerations do you have to take in its execution? Domenic Rinaldi goes deeper into this topic with Jennifer Fondrevay, an expert in the human capital aspect of M&A transactions. Join in and learn as Jennifer shares key insights on the most overlooked aspects of integrating people, some of the best practices for handling employees and teams, and how COVID has simultaneously changed the game yet highlighted the evergreen principles of human capital.
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    • 38 min
    How To Avoid And Mitigate Successor Liabilities with Dino Armiros

    How To Avoid And Mitigate Successor Liabilities with Dino Armiros

    It is never a bad idea to acquire a thriving business. But sometimes, buyers find themselves in a bit of a pickle because of successor liabilities. Dissecting this topic with Domenic Rinaldi is Dino Armiros from the law firm Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr. Together, they discuss the most common sorts of successor liabilities every buyer should be aware of. They delve into the red flags to be determined while the final act asset purchase agreements are getting drafted. Dino also explores the responsibilities of the seller by talking about how they can mitigate their liabilities, making them desirable assets in the eyes of potential buyers.
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Important Content!

Domenic does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and motivated!

AppraiserIN ,

Consistent quality content

This podcast comes back every week with meaningful contact, instead of mailing it in and having occasional good episodes.

After only listening to about five episodes I already understood much more about how to grow a micro business/practitioner operation into a sustainable small business.

wmoore07 ,

Awesome!

Domenec does an amazing job of extracting the best of the best out of his guests allowing me as the listener to take the insights and put them into actionable items in my own life. I particularly enjoyed episode 65 with Will Moore of Moore Momentum. Keep it up!

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