What Happens When the Bank Appraisal Comes in at 50% of the Sales Price?

A transaction involving a lighting equipment rental company that provides to the entertainment industry for companies involved in movie and TV production. However, when the bank’s appraiser valued the business 50% less than the sales prices the deal fell apart.

A primary care physician who was nearing retirement and wanted to sell his practice to an associate had to engage a tax specialist to restructure the transaction to make it feasible for the doctor to sell. All because he had a C corporation and the adverse tax consequences of selling a C corp such as double taxation.

A nutrition manufacturing company that was very marketable due to fast growth. The first buyer that surfaced was a Search Fund which can come with downsides.

An office specialty equipment manufacturer was able to structure a deal with a strategic acquirer. The seller was able to completely eliminate a large owner carry back. The acquirer was willing to do a cash deal after making an offer that included a 20% owner carry back. 

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