63 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.

    062 M&A Concers For Healthcare Businesses During COVID-19 With Joshua Freemire

    062 M&A Concers For Healthcare Businesses During COVID-19 With Joshua Freemire

    From an M&A perspective, healthcare is an interesting frontier that you may want to look into as an investor. On the other hand, as the industry works itself through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a good time for owners who want an exit to start contemplating a sell. Whether you’re an owner looking to sell or an investor looking to dip their toes into healthcare, you’d be surprised to know that there is so much to learn about regulation and valuation in M&A transactions in this particular industry. Before entering a transaction, you may want to consider talking to your regulatory attorney. Dive right into this conversation between Domenic Rinaldi and healthcare regulatory attorney, Joshua Freemire of Epstein Becker & Green to learn more.
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    • 30 min
    061 Earnouts In M&A Transactions With Jeffrey Petersen And John Schreiner

    061 Earnouts In M&A Transactions With Jeffrey Petersen And John Schreiner

    Earnouts are an important part of M&A transactions, with about 20% of all deals involving some form of it in normal circumstances. With COVID-19 at our heels, that percentage is going up as buyers take extra precaution, given the uncertain economic environment we now find ourselves in. Whether you’re a seller or a buyer, it’s important to learn how earnouts work, protect yourself, and strike win-win deals based on mutual trust and understanding. Domenic Rinaldi takes a peek at this timely topic as he sits down with deal attorneys, Jeffrey Petersen of The Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Petersen and John Schreiner of Perkins Coie. With Jeffrey taking the seller’s side and John playing the buyer’s counsel, they trade ideas on how sellers and buyers can make the best deals given their specific circumstances. It’s all you need to know about earnouts in one episode! Be sure not to miss out on it!
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    • 30 min
    060 What Happened to Valuations During COVID-19 With Tad Render

    060 What Happened to Valuations During COVID-19 With Tad Render

    As we navigate this uncertain business environment created by COVID-19, both sellers and buyers have to add a few considerations if they’re contemplating an M&A transaction. The question of the PPP loan is certainly one of the elephants in the room. How does it affect an asset’s valuation? How can sellers and buyers protect themselves when entering these transactions? Don’t miss out on this episode, where M&A experts Tad Render of Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. and your host, Domenic Rinaldi, discuss in detail some of the most important things buyers and sellers should take into account before striking a deal in these uncertain times. Contemplating a sale? Planning on buying an asset out? Now more than ever, you may need to sit down with all your advisors before you proceed.
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    • 25 min
    059 How to Use Intuition During M&A Transactions With Dean Newlund

    059 How to Use Intuition During M&A Transactions With Dean Newlund

    There is room for intuition in business, and it can lead us to better decisions and better results. This is what Dean Newlund explores in his podcast, The Business of Intuition. Dean is the CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a training and development firm that offers leadership development programs to medium to large organizations nationally and worldwide. Dean is a student of intuition. His passion is to get intuition out of the closet and into the boardroom. With host Domenic Rinaldi on the show, he explains why we don’t use intuition as much as we should and why it pays to pay attention to it a little bit more.
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    • 27 min
    058 Business Valuations In This Time Of COVID-19 With Alexandra Reed Lajoux

    058 Business Valuations In This Time Of COVID-19 With Alexandra Reed Lajoux

    Valuing a business is hard enough when things are going well, but valuing a business that has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can be another kind of tricky at best. Joining host, Domenic Rinaldi, in this episode, to talk about how best to get through the motions of these troubled times in your business is Alexandra (Alex) Reed Lajoux, Ph.D., M.B.A., the founding principal of Capital Expert Services, LLC. Alex discusses the things buyers and sellers should be thinking about when it comes to valuations during this pandemic and how business owners should look at a potential exit. She also shares some advice for buyers out there on how to approach a potential seller without looking like taking advantage of the current tough situation we are all in. Listen in on this important conversation to learn how to navigate through these times and come out stronger than when you entered.
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    • 28 min
    057 Mergers And Acquisitions: Domenic Rinaldi On Taking Your Business To The Market With Thrive LOUD Podcast’s Lou Diamond

    057 Mergers And Acquisitions: Domenic Rinaldi On Taking Your Business To The Market With Thrive LOUD Podcast’s Lou Diamond

    In our business evolution, there will come a time where we have to take our business to the markets. Unfortunately, not many small business owners realize the value of their business that this transition can be quite difficult to do. With the help of experts in the mergers and acquisitions space, getting your business sold will be a lot easier. Taking the hot seat in this episode is host, Domenic Rinaldi, as he gets interviewed by Lou Diamond for his Thrive LOUD Podcast. Here, Domenic shares more about his superpowers on helping represent business owners to the market as well as buyers who want to acquire businesses. What are the stages business owners go through when looking to sell? What are the checklists to sell successfully? What are the common mistakes people commit when it comes to mergers and acquisitions? Domenic answers all of these and more in this unique interview.
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Customer Reviews

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76 Ratings

76 Ratings

imissstubhub ,

Excellent resource

I may be biased but the M&A Unplugged show is a great resource for quick coverage and real world insight of issues facing buyers, sellers and practitioners.

Dean Newlund ,

Great show!

M&A unplugged is the go-to podcast for those wanting to buy or sell a business. Domenic and his guests also provide really valuable advise and steps for those who have no plans to buy or sell, but just want to make their business more sucessful. I love the way he draws out his guest: fun, informative, timely. Well done!

TCrow09 ,

Excellent Podcast

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a business, you must tune in to this podcast. Domenic knows his stuff and presents the information along with his guests in an easy to follow format.

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