Category Archives: Blog

  1. When Selling a Business, Size Matters

    Companies are generally valued based on their risk adjusted future cash flows. Therefore as cash flows increase (bottom line), the value of the company increases. Normally companies are valued as a multiple of this bottom line, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization). If a company generates $10mm in EBITDA and is valued at…

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  2. Is Your Business Growing or Dying?

    The Net Present Value calculation indicates a business is worth its “risk adjusted future cash flows.” The future portion of that statement indicates that buyers are willing to pay more for something they anticipate growing. This is practically seen by two of the most common approaches to business valuations using cash flow projections: DCF and…

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  3. Leaving a Godly Legacy

    By: Duane Donner This article was originally published on Fellowship of Companies for Christ International’s blog. It is, unfortunately, a common story: After a lifetime of building a successful business, a man or woman sells what they created and retires to live “the good life.” Pretty soon, they realize there is really nothing that wonderful…

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  4. Duane Donner Receives Birmingham’s 2021 Vistage Leadership Award

    Founders Advisors announces that Duane Donner has been named the winner of Birmingham’s 2021 Vistage Leadership Award. With wisdom gleaned throughout his career, Duane provided admirable leadership through the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on effective communication and a clear vision. He helped his company adopt a “we’re in it together” attitude that kept the business running…

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  5. Founders Advisors Title Sponsors The Impact Leadership Conference

    Founders hosted friends and colleagues for a world-class leadership conference on Wednesday, December 8th featuring Dr. John C. Maxwell, Dr. Nido Qubein, and Chris Hodges.  The Impact Leadership Conference, formerly John Maxwell Live, had over 2,000 business and community leaders in attendance with another 6,000 that joined via live-streaming, including registrants from 38 countries and 48 states….

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  6. Current State of Private Capital Markets

    Market Overview Despite record levels of deployment of new cash in deals through Q3 2021, the Private Capital Markets remain in a state of excess liquidity. Credit funds, such as BDC’s, continue to be an important source of financing for middle market companies and PEGs. Through Q3 2021, leveraged loan volume was ~$935 billion with…

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