Buying a Business

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How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)
Growth Strategies

How to Acquire a Small Business (and Keep Employees Happy)

While there are many books, resources and advisers dealing with M&As at large corporations, there isn't a whole lot of information about acquiring small companies. Here are a few tips to make the road less bumpy.
Ben T. Smith, IV
Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion
Technology

Google to Acquire Connected-Home Startup Nest for $3.2 Billion

The tech giant expects its deal to buy popular smart-thermostat maker will close in the next few months.
Jason Fell
How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014
Growth Strategies

How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar in 2014

2014 looks like it's going to be a seller's market for small businesses, so here are five tips to help you know what you're worth.
Elaine Pofeldt
Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It
Growth Strategies

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
Brian Patrick Eha
Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval
Technology

Dell Founder's New Buyout Bid Wins Initial Shareholder Approval

The official vote on the bid from Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners has been pushed back to September 12.
Benjamin Kabin
Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree
Technology

Finding The Logic Behind Marissa Mayer's Monster Acquisition Spree

There might be a pattern in Mayer's otherwise scattershot approach to rebuilding Yahoo.
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online
Technology

Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
Katherine Gray
Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private
Technology

Dell Founder Sweetens Offer to Take the PC Maker Private

New offer adds $150 million and calls for a decision to be made by simple majority of shareholders.
Benjamin Kabin
Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million
Technology

Once Sold for $850 Million, Bebo Founders Buy the Company Back for $1 Million

Michael and Xochi Birch plan a major revamp for the social site but say they won't be competing with Facebook.
Jason Fell
4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze
Technology

4 Reasons Google Bought Social Mapping App Waze

The tech giant already is already a leader in maps, but here's why the billion-dollar acquisition can make sense.
Alyson Shontell
Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze
Technology

Google to Buy Social Mapping Startup Waze

Acquiring the real-time traffic and navigation app to help Google stay competitive in mobile mapping.
Benjamin Kabin
Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition
Technology

Hewlett-Packard in Hot Water Again Over Botched Acquisition

A new lawsuit by HP shareholders highlights the need to do due diligence when buying a company.
Brian Patrick Eha
Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013
Franchises

Franchise Forecast Continues Strong for 2013

The number of franchise establishments in the U.S. is expected to grow by 1.3 percent this year.
Catherine Clifford
Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum
Starting a Business

Business-Buying Search Funds Gain Momentum

The buy-build-sell strategy is spreading thanks to a few high-profile successes. Here's how it works.
Kyle Stock