Mundane Millionaires

Elliott Holland: Mastering SMB Acquisitions

October 18, 2023 Mundane Millionaires LLC Season 1 Episode 15
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Elliott Holland: Mastering SMB Acquisitions
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Show Notes

In this engaging podcast episode of Mundane Millionaires, Eric Pacifici and Kevin Henderson host Elliot Holland, an expert in Quality of Earnings (QOE) diligence and M&A transactions. Together, they dive deep into the world of small and medium-sized business (SMB) acquisitions, offering invaluable insights for both buyers and sellers. Elliot highlights the importance of financial accounting literacy in these transactions, emphasizing the need for a strong grasp of key financial concepts, even for those who plan to hire professionals to handle the details.

 The conversation shifts to the often-overlooked complexities in SMB acquisitions, with a focus on the role of Quality of Earnings reports. Elliot and the hosts share stories of deals that went awry due to inadequate due diligence and the immense value that a meticulous QOE process can bring to the table. They stress the significance of hiring trusted advisors, such as lawyers and QOE experts, to navigate the intricate legal and financial aspects of these transactions.

 Throughout the episode, listeners gain a deep understanding of the critical legal levers, ad-backs, and negotiation tactics that can make or break a deal. Elliot's candid insights provide a comprehensive guide to succeeding in the world of SMB acquisitions, where the stakes are high, and a misstep can lead to significant financial repercussions.

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