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Chak Reddy

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Chak Reddy is a Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor with Elite Mergers & Acquisitions. Elite specializes in selling businesses with revenues between $1 million and $100 million. Chak is a business M&A and Marketing expert in the technology and energy industries, and is the chief deal maker at Elite. He can be reached at 916-220-3052 or by email at creddy@elitemanda.com.

When it comes to selling a business, the there are three major factors that can kill a deal after the letter of intent (LOI) stage, or materially change the terms of the deal. They are: Deterioration of business post LOI and...

It would be imprudent for executives to ignore the lifecycle costs of an M&A transaction. Here are some M&A cost savings tips for the lower mid-market.

The impact of economic, industry and product cycles on M&A In a recent M&A study by Deloitte, about 60% of executives interviewed cited "Overstated Revenue Forecast" as the greatest concern in valuing a target. The study goes on to say that "In...

The title of this article might lead one to conclude that this piece is about public companies. While that is true to a large extent, activist shareholders & corporate governance is a topic that applies surprisingly well to private companies where the company stock is held by multiple shareholders.

2013 M&A deal making started on a strong note with the proposed merger of US Air and American airlines in February. With this deal, American Airlines and US Air hoped to join together to create the world’s largest airline.

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.

After a sustained stagnation of oil prices around the $20-a-barrel mark, oil prices have spiked substantially in the last decade and now hover around $110-a-barrel. Many see the current oil prices as a new norm and possibly the base from which...

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley Facebook has a problem. It is a great company with terrific brand recognition and a product that people love to use - but the market...

This article helps you look at your business as an acquirer might when valuing your company. The more attractive you can make it, the better the chance you'll get a higher value for your business.

We started 2012 with a lot of optimism. There was an abundance of cash at PEGs and on public company balance sheets. Credit markets and business valuations were favorable to well-heeled buyers. What seemed like a perfect year for M&A growth was...