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24 October 2012

M&A Trends: Are Business Owners Able to Sell? (Podcast)

Posted In: Drivers of Value

With some commentators suggesting that we might see a wave of small business owners selling their firms in advance of the election, we were curious if that trend had actually materialized.

In order to find out, we decided to call Andrew Greenberg. He is the CEO of GF Data — a firm that aggregates information from private equity firms that do transactions between 10 and 250 million dollars of value — and a Managing Director at Fairmount Partners. He also brings unusual perspective to the conversation as the former Secretary of Commerce in Pennsylvania.

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About the Author(s)
Robert Stammers, CFA

Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Education at CFA Institute, which includes management of the Inside Investing Blog. Previously, he was the principal for his founded company A2O Consulting where he consulted to aide real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators, develop and analyze structured real estate investments. There, Stammers developed strategy for obtaining debt and preferred equity capital as well as created finance-related marketing materials and research papers for various clients. He has written more than 100 articles on various financial and investment topics for several investment periodicals, such as Forbes and Investopedia. Stammers served as a senior equity analyst at Long Term Short Term, Inc, where he was responsible for the creation of new investment tools and instructional products to provide the revenues for two new investment education companies. As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, he was the portfolio manager for a real estate fund, a private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts. Stammers holds a BA in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from Emory University.

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