48 min

What do Investors want? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 79 Acquisitions Anonymous - Learn business as we review businesses for sale

    • Entrepreneurship

Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by Bradford Hardin(@bradford_hardin), Banking & FinTech Partner at @DWTlaw.
In this episode we dive into an investor's mind: What do they look for in a company? And in an deal sponsor/syndicator?
We talk about investing, investor needs, networking, content marketing, life cycle + evaluation of deals, and much more.
Like our content? Rate our show!
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Show Notes:
(0:00) Intro
(1:01) Investing in private markets as a hobby
(2:59) How do you find deals?
(4:45) How would you proceed to raise capital as a CEO?
(7:39) Life cycle, evaluation & decision-making process of a deal.
(12:26) No-Gos on a deal:
(14:32) Why invest in private markets? Understanding diversification, risk & compensation
(18:08) How do you look at quantifying an investment?
(19:57) What makes a deal stand out?
(22:06) A key skill for an entrepreneur?
(22:49) How to diversify investment risk?
(26:11) Why are monthly updates so critically important?
(29:05) What are you looking for when looking at investments & entrepreneurs?
(32:10) What is your investing edge? What kind of processes do you run?
(36:12) What advice would you give to your younger self?
(38:36) Flipping the script! We get interviewed by Bradford
(38:59) If an investor passes on your deal, would you like to hear feedback on their decision?
(41:08) What are things that you see LPs focusing on that are the wrong things?
(43:50) What makes a good investor stand out?
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Links:
* Subscribe to the podcast:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acquisitions-anonymous/id1533153678 https://open.spotify.com/show/4rbeAODKXwwEOxf905He22* Looking to become a sponsor? Write us an email at mirko@girdley.com
* Follow us on Twitter @acquanon Learnings about small business acquisitions and operations.
* https://www.dwt.com/
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Past guests on Acquanon include Nick Huber, Brent Beshore, Aaron Rubin, Mike Botkin, Ari Ozick, Mitchell Baldridge, Xavier Helgelsen, Mike Loftus, Steve Divitkos, Dzmitry Miranovich, Morgan Tate and more.
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Additional episodes you might enjoy:
#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
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Do you love Acquanon and want to see our smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Do you enjoy our content? Rate our show! Follow us on Twitter @acquanon Learnings about small business acquisitions and operations.

Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) are joined by Bradford Hardin(@bradford_hardin), Banking & FinTech Partner at @DWTlaw.
In this episode we dive into an investor's mind: What do they look for in a company? And in an deal sponsor/syndicator?
We talk about investing, investor needs, networking, content marketing, life cycle + evaluation of deals, and much more.
Like our content? Rate our show!
-----
Show Notes:
(0:00) Intro
(1:01) Investing in private markets as a hobby
(2:59) How do you find deals?
(4:45) How would you proceed to raise capital as a CEO?
(7:39) Life cycle, evaluation & decision-making process of a deal.
(12:26) No-Gos on a deal:
(14:32) Why invest in private markets? Understanding diversification, risk & compensation
(18:08) How do you look at quantifying an investment?
(19:57) What makes a deal stand out?
(22:06) A key skill for an entrepreneur?
(22:49) How to diversify investment risk?
(26:11) Why are monthly updates so critically important?
(29:05) What are you looking for when looking at investments & entrepreneurs?
(32:10) What is your investing edge? What kind of processes do you run?
(36:12) What advice would you give to your younger self?
(38:36) Flipping the script! We get interviewed by Bradford
(38:59) If an investor passes on your deal, would you like to hear feedback on their decision?
(41:08) What are things that you see LPs focusing on that are the wrong things?
(43:50) What makes a good investor stand out?
-----
Links:
* Subscribe to the podcast:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/acquisitions-anonymous/id1533153678 https://open.spotify.com/show/4rbeAODKXwwEOxf905He22* Looking to become a sponsor? Write us an email at mirko@girdley.com
* Follow us on Twitter @acquanon Learnings about small business acquisitions and operations.
* https://www.dwt.com/
-----
Past guests on Acquanon include Nick Huber, Brent Beshore, Aaron Rubin, Mike Botkin, Ari Ozick, Mitchell Baldridge, Xavier Helgelsen, Mike Loftus, Steve Divitkos, Dzmitry Miranovich, Morgan Tate and more.
-----
Additional episodes you might enjoy:
#62 Two Landscaping Businesses for Sale - Mike Loftus CEO of Connor's Landscaping
#66 Analyzing Software Businesses for Sale with Steve Divitkos, experienced industry CEO
#42 $900k Moving and Storage Company / $500k Rural Mini-Storage
#
Do you love Acquanon and want to see our smiling faces? Subscribe to our Youtube channel. Do you enjoy our content? Rate our show! Follow us on Twitter @acquanon Learnings about small business acquisitions and operations.

48 min