Experienced Executive Robert Dicks Joins Corporate Investment

Robert Dicks, an experienced executive and entrepreneur, has joined Corporate Investment, an Austin-based financial advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and business sales.”My new role with Corporate Investment is a natural fit with my skill set and experience,” said Dicks. “I’m looking forward to helping business owners get the maximum valuation when selling their […]

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Lower Middle Market Provides Bright Spot in Slowing M&A Climate

Firms that focus on the smaller end of the market, including Audax Private Equity, boasted success in 2015, says Audax MD Jay Jester.Here’s an excerpt from a great article on Mergers & Acquisitions:Although the big picture for middle-market M&A may be dimming, there are still lots of bright spots, including the lower middle market – […]

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Corporate Investment adds Exit Planning Services for business owners.

Exit planning

Since 1984, our firm has worked with business owners in over 250 business sale transactions. These businesses had between 10 and 250 employees. Unfortunately, we found that prior to meeting us, very few of our clients had a well-defined, well-executed strategy for the transition out of their business. They had not taken the time to […]

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Signature Glass, Inc. is acquired by Binswanger Glass

Signature Glass, Inc. (“Signature Glass”), a contract glazing business in Houston, TX has been acquired by Binswanger Glass. Signature Glass is a leading commercial glazing contractor in the Houston metropolitan area with focused expertise in curtain wall and window wall systems, storefront and entrance systems, and in-house fabrication of aluminum framing systems. John Fincher with […]

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Q1 2015 M&A Market Update

Predictions for 2015 The January issue of Mergers & Acquisitions magazine reported that 2014 was the best year for the middle market since 2007. It went on to say: “Confidence in the economy, cash on corporate balance sheets, dry powder in private equity funds, low interest rates and high stock prices all combined to create […]

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Q3 2014 M&A Market Update

As we reflect on the third quarter of 2014, we have seen several trends develop that are impacting valuations as well as the number of sale/recapitalization transactions of closely held businesses. Some of this industry data was also developed from the recent M&A Source conference held in Austin November 17- 21. 56 private equity firms […]

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Phillip Wilhite Receives Fellow of the M&A Source Award

Phillip Wilhite of Austin, Texas received the prestigious Fellow of the M&A Source Award during the M&A Source Educational Conference and Middle Market Expo in Austin, TX, November 17, 2014.The M&A Source® is the world’s largest international organization of experienced, dedicated merger and acquisition intermediaries representing the middle market.  Fellowship is a lifetime award that […]

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Q1 2014 M&A Market Update

As we complete the first quarter of 2014, we have seen several trends develop in M&A that are impacting valuations, as well as the number of sale/recapitalization transactions of closely held businesses. In 2013 and Q1 2014, we closed numerous transactions across the state, in varied industry sectors, including an Austin-based client company that was […]

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