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New White Paper Reveals 6 Insider Tips To Know Before Selling Your Business

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/05/2015 David Perkins, founder of Acquisitions Advisers outlines 6 keys to selling a business and maximizing sale price. TULSA, Oklahoma, February 5, 2015 – David Perkins, founder of Acquisition Advisors, a firm specializing in the purchase and sale of mid-sized US companies, has released a...

How to Maximize Sale Price of a Business: A Free Roadmap

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquisition Advisors, a firm specializing in the purchase and sale of mid-sized US companies, has released the "Path To Absolute Maximum Sale Price." Its purpose is to help business owners garner the highest possible sale price when they decide...

Seller’s Market for Private U.S. Businesses

Values have robustly recovered from the recessionary lows of 2009 and 2010. According to GF Data, the average price paid in the most recently completed year (2013) — for private business sale transactions in the $10 million to $250 million range — was 6.7x EBITDA...

AA Again Named #1 U.S. Advisor

June 18, 2013, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Acquisition International (AI) Magazine, a U.K.-based periodical publication serving the global merger and acquisition industry, has released the winners of its 2013 Acquisition International M&A Awards. Acquisition Advisors, LLC, a merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm headquartered in Tulsa,...

Hugg & Hall Equipment Buys Westquip

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hugg & Hall Equipment of Little Rock, Ark., has acquired Oklahoma City-based Westquip Inc. Westquip, a Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer, offers rental forklifts in Oklahoma. Westquip also sells forklifts for special applications from other manufacturers including Hoist, Sellick and Combilift....

Oil Boom Sparks Merger Activity

The boom in unconventional oil and gas sparked high-level merger and acquisition activity across the nation last year, according to a Deloitte report released Monday. Tulsa's own energy sector was no less active in 2012, with at least 15 major deals reported. Williams Partners...

Little Rock Co. Acquires Westquip

February 10, 2013, Tulsa: Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, one of the largest material handling companies in the lower Midwest, has announced it has acquired Oklahoma City-based Westquip, Inc....

Argonaut Invests in AIM

January 11, 2013, Tulsa: The owners of Applied Industrial Machining (AIM), an Oklahoma City-based contract manufacturer, have sold a controlling equity interest to Argonaut Private Equity. Acquisition Advisors represented the seller. AIM provides precision machining services to an array of companies, a majority of which operate...

PF&G Acquires Flow Measurement Co.

November 20, 2012, Tulsa: Precision Fitting and Gauge Company (PF&G), a Tulsa-based regional value-added distributor of instrumentation and control products, has purchased Flow Measurement Company (FMC). FMC, also headquartered in Tulsa, provides gas flow measurement equipment and services to regional natural gas producers, gatherers and...

Cashing Out: Big Deals Being Done in Tulsa

David Perkins, managing director of Acquisition Advisors in Tulsa, doesn't blame the families one bit for what some casual observers might call "cashing out." He believes the city will see more of those in the coming months and year. "I think it's silly when families feel...

Acquisition Advisors Named M&A Firm of the Year

Acquisition International (AI) Magazine, a U.K.-based periodical publication serving the global merger and acquisition industry, has released the winners of its 2012 Acquisition International M&A Awards. Acquisition Advisors, LLC, a merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been named the U.S....

SFI Completes Purchase of R. L. Gilstrap Co.

July 1, 2012, Tulsa, Oklahoma: Superior Fabrication, Inc. (SFI) of Elk City, Oklahoma has completed the purchase of R. L. Gilstrap Company. SFI is a private, employee-owned custom fabrication company that produces oil and natural gas production equipment. R. L. Gilstrap Company, located in Oklahoma City,...

David L. Perkins, Jr. to Speak at 2012 FSPA Conference

David L. Perkins, Jr. to Speak at 2012 FSPA Conference April 21, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee: David L. Perkins, Jr. has accepted an invitation to speak at the Financial and Security Products Association (FSPA) 2012 Conference and Manufacturers Showcase. It will be held May 31 through June...

Suddenly, it’s a business sellers market

It's a surprise to many, but now is a great time to sell a business. Premiums are being paid. How can this be? First, there's a massive supply-demand imbalance - lots of buyers and not many sellers. Private equity groups and strategic buyers are as aggressive as...

Atlantic Marine buy challenges local ship yards

BAE Systems' willingness to spend $352 million to buy Atlantic Marine testifies to the Navy's plans to expand at Mayport Naval Station and could lead to more work at Atlantic's sprawling local shipyards. At the same time, the entrance into the Jacksonville market of the British...

Lawsuit opposes Arena sale proposal

Some shareholders of Arena Resources Inc. are questioning the company's $1.55 billion proposed sale to Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. despite a 17 percent premium on the stock price. Law firms across the country are examining the deal, especially since Arena management said earlier this year...

Ding-Dong, the Wicked Corporation is Dead!

The president of Coca-Cola North America was in Tulsa on March 24. The visit was made possible by Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business. Now I'm a Sooner, but I regularly hand it to OSU for its successes and contributions, such as its long-standing...

Where’s the recovery for small businesses?

If recent economic surveys are accurate, owners of small businesses are not experiencing an economic rebound. Not by a long shot. They also have little confidence that better times are near. This is in contrast to both the stock market run-up that continues unabated and frequent...

5 Questions with David Perkins

Acquisition Advisors helps people put winning deals together — deals for the purchase, sale and recapitalization of midsize U.S. companies. Our focus is on deals that involve businesses with annual profits between $1 million and $25 million, which is deal sizes of $4 million to...

Firm Buys Tulsa Power

Tulsa Power, with about 75 employees, makes a wide range of coiling and material handling solutions for the pipe, conduit, hose and tubing markets, according to its Web site. The 35-year-old company's products are sold to the oil and gas, telecommunications and power industries....

Acquisition Advisors Launches Mergers and Acquisitions Resource Library

Acquisition Advisors, a middle market Mergers & Acquisitions firm, announces the availability of its library of M&A articles on the newly re-designed website, found at www.AcquisitionAdvisors.com The new website is dedicated to serving business owners looking to buy or sell a midsize business, featuring clearer...

Perkins Sells Interest in National M&A Firm

Published in The Tulsa Business Journal on 10/12/2007 Written by Tulsa Business Staff David L. Perkins, Jr. announced today that he has sold his interest in Vercor, the merger and acquisitions advisory firm that he co-founded in 2000. Vercor currently has 10 U.S. offices a European office. Perkins says...

Air Cooled Exchangers completes recapitalization

D.L. Perkins-Acquisition Advisors recently completed the recapitalization of Air Cooled Exchangers Inc., a Broken Arrow company that manufactures custom air-cooled heat exchangers. The transaction closed June 29. Transaction costs were not disclosed. Equity partner is Clearview Capital LLC of Old Greenwich, Conn., which now has 60 percent...

Existing Oklahoma Businesses Need Nurturing

Business Viewpoint By DAVID L. PERKINS JR. Published in the Tulsa World 4/5/2007 Want to buy a business? Sell a business? If so, where do you go? Who do you call? How will it be handled? What will it cost? Unfortunately for all of us, the answers are...

Oklahoma Manufacturer Sells to Amsterdam-based Company

By Bloomberg, AP and Staff Reports Published: 1/28/2007 Nowata Filtration Amsterdam company acquires NMW A company based in Amsterdam,the Netherlands, has acquired the operations of a Nowata manufacturer. Amafiltergroup BV, which designs, manufactures and services critical process filtration products in a wide array of industries, has purchased NMW Inc.,...

Should you sell your small business?

By JOHN STANCAVAGE World Business Editor Published in the Tulsa World 11/5/2006 I have a friend who bought a small business a few years ago in another state. For a short time, I envied him. He had been a longtime customer of the company, which sold high-end audio...

Business matchmaker rides growth wave: Tulsa M&A consultant foresees

Everyone seems to know the magnetic Tulsa native. Joining him for a Stonehorse Restaurant lunch catches the 40-year-old father of three little girls conversing with a family clearly pleased to renew his acquaintance. The pattern repeats itself every four minutes as someone - a beautiful...

Dallas firm buys Elite Buildings

Published in The Journal Record Nov 16, 2005 Written by John Dobberstein A longtime manufacturer of pre-engineered panel building systems in Tulsa has been acquired by a Dallas firm. Elite Buildings was recently purchased by Pala Technologies Inc., a value-added reseller and systems integrator of power and control products...

Amsterdam company acquires NMW

Published in the Tulsa World Sunday, January 28, 2001 A company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has acquired the operations of a Nowata manufacturer. Amafiltergroup BV, which designs, manufactures and services critical process filtration products in a wide array of industries, has purchased NMW Inc., a privatelyowned manufacturer...