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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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Robert Stammers, CFA

Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement for CFA Institute and is responsible for increasing the use and distribution of Future of Finance and CFA Institute content by various audiences. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Stammers was the principal for his founded company where he consulted for real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators to develop and analyze structured real estate investments. There he devised strategy for obtaining debt and preferred equity capital and created finance-related marketing materials and research papers for various clients. Stammers has authored over 100 articles on various financial and investment topics for such investment periodicals as Forbes and Investopedia. He served as a senior equity analyst, 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, Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.

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