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Astria at the 2024 ACG DealMAX Conference

Astria Group looks forward to attending the ACG DealMAX Conference Las Vegas on April 29-May 1. DealMAX is the premier…

Astria Group’s Shaun Gordon Among Finalists for Dealmaker of the Year at D CEO’s Mergers & Acquisitions Awards

Shaun Gordon, Astria Group Chairman and CEO, has been selected as a finalist for Dealmaker of the Year (Private Equity…

2023 Lower Middle Market Deal Outlook

Heading towards the close of 2023, the economic environment is marked by ambiguity, influencing decisions of both buyers and sellers…

Busting 6 Common M&A Myths 

Acquisitions can play a pivotal role in the journey of scaling up and maximizing the value of your business. But…

8 Budgeting Best Practices

In the complex dance of business management, the budget is your rhythm, setting the pace for growth and innovation. It’s…

The M&A Buyer Landscape: A Brief Guide for Sellers

In the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), understanding the diverse landscape of potential buyers is imperative. For sellers,…

The Anatomy of an Effective M&A Data Room

In the intricate world of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), a data room is an essential tool that facilitates due diligence,…

Understanding Rollover Equity in M&A

The world of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is awash with jargon, and one term that sellers often come across is…

Earnouts in Lower Middle Market M&A

As an owner/operator of a lower middle market business, deciding to sell and transition into retirement often culminates in a…

How Macroeconomic Indicators Influence M&A

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a critical part of the global economy. They allow companies to expand their operations, enter…

Shoutout DFW Interview with Shaun Gordon

At Astria Group we believe in the power of small businesses and champion the stories of the unsung small business…

Preparing for a Successful Business Exit

Many business owners wait until a deal is upon them or they are ready to exit to begin the exit…

Understanding Seller Notes in M&A

Introduction Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a vital part of the global economy, enabling businesses to grow, diversify, and expand…

10 Things Business Owners Regret About Their Exit Process

Selling your business can be one of the most significant decisions you make in your entrepreneurial journey, but it’s important…

Why Sellers Need an M&A Advisor

Introduction Every sophisticated institution, when selling a company, instinctively leans towards hiring an M&A advisor. Yet, many founder-led and family-owned…

Understanding the Private Equity Buy and Build Strategy

In the dynamic landscape of business growth and ownership transition, one strategy that has gained significant traction is the private…

Shaun Gordon Joins National Small Business Association Leadership Council

Dallas, Texas –  Shaun Gordon was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the…

Could an ESOP be the Solution for Your Exit?

Every entrepreneur’s journey is an amalgamation of aspirations, challenges, and accomplishments. The thought of retirement and transitioning from the business…

Confidentiality and Preparing to Exit

Introduction Navigating a business sale in the lower middle market comes with its unique set of challenges. One of the…

Valuation: Control vs. Minority Stakes

Valuation, a meticulous art that deciphers the worth of a business, is multifaceted. Business valuation is about understanding a company’s…

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