Best Prepare Your Manufacturing Business for Sale

Two Professional Heavy Industry Engineers Wearing Hard Hats at Factory. Walking and Discussing Industrial Machine Facility, Working on Laptop. African American Manager and Technician at Work.

About 25% of the manufacturing workforce is 55 or older and thinking more and more about one thing with each passing day: getting out. Are you one of them? Given the number of small business owners reportedly looking to flip their life’s work after building it from the ground up, you could be. The motivations… Continue reading Best Prepare Your Manufacturing Business for Sale

Recovering Embezzled Assets (Forensic Accounting)

Smart city and communication network concept. 5G. LPWA (Low Power Wide Area). Wireless communication.

Industry: Privately Held, Telecommunications Company Client Overview A global provider of long-haul, telecommunications services wanted to identify the surprisingly high burn-rate of a recent $2 million investment. Challenge The company found that one of its partners had embezzled $600,000 of the $2 million dollar investment by setting up fictitious vendors, hiding parts of incoming bank… Continue reading Recovering Embezzled Assets (Forensic Accounting)

Forensic Oversight: How CFOs Curtail White-Collar Crime

Concept of Security Data Network, Prevent online identity theft, user and password login on visual screen, Program and data protection, online cyber and anti hacker.

By Meryl Ravitz Chief Financial Officers are well-positioned to put a dent in the ongoing trend of white-collar crime. Overall, 90% of significant thefts come from employees. The average embezzlement loss costs $357,650 and the average company fraud case involving a founder or executive costs about $600,000, according to research from Hiscox and Association of… Continue reading Forensic Oversight: How CFOs Curtail White-Collar Crime

Three-Part Process: How CFOs Shore Up Finance Teams for Private Equity Resell

Business Conference Meeting Presentation: Businessman does Financial Analysis talks to Group of Businessspeople. Projector Screen Shows Stock Market Data, Investment Strategy, Revenue Growth

(This story originally appeared in CFO.com.) By Tim Jung As CFO, you have 60 months before the private equity firm sells your company again. And the newly installed CEO doesn’t like the company’s reports. Maybe the reporting isn’t timely or lacks the right numbers. Maybe it doesn’t tell a story from the progress that has… Continue reading Three-Part Process: How CFOs Shore Up Finance Teams for Private Equity Resell

Diversifying Overreliance on Larger Clients (Exit Strategy)

Two friendly women colleagues seated in armchairs enjoy pleasant talk, share information at informal meeting in modern lobby of office. Indian and Caucasian businesswomen conversation during workflow

Industry: Privately Held, National Signage Company Client Overview A $50-million national signage company, which catered to high-end, retail clients, wanted to execute an exit strategy, even though it had not turned a profit in many years. The company held a leading market share with locations in Florida, Texas and California. Challenge The company found itself… Continue reading Diversifying Overreliance on Larger Clients (Exit Strategy)

Contribution Margin: Why Profit Planning Matters for Manufacturers

Shot of two factory managers working together in a warehouse

By Jeffrey Appleman Manufacturers are focused on sales—not cost or profit. If they were keen on net income, manufacturers would know one key data point: contribution margin. Once you know it, the possibilities are endless for growth, sustainability and efficiency. In effect, a contribution margin is the percentage of revenue that remains after you pay… Continue reading Contribution Margin: Why Profit Planning Matters for Manufacturers

Stay in Touch.

Sign Up For Our Newsletters.

Skip to toolbar