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November 8, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

​10 Considerations for PE Buyers to Keep Management Team Intact

When a private equity buyer acquires a company, a key concern is making sure that the existing management team sticks around to grow it. That factor alone can be the difference between a great investment and a lackluster return. Read on »

October 26, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

Data Tells Its Own Story in Your Deal’s Due Diligence Phase

When it comes to striking the right price for an M&A deal, a buyer and seller often paint very different pictures hoping to convince the other that their valuation is the right one. These days, however, both parties should know that data tells the true story. Read on »

October 19, 2017 | Kreg Brown

​Building the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers: How Three Colorado Companies Are Closing the Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry is currently at a crossroads with baby boomers retiring at a high rate and not enough younger workers coming in to replace them. Many lament the decline in manufacturing in the U.S., but the fact is that it’s still a tremendously important industry. In a reversal of past trends, a significant amount of work previously done outside the country is now coming back (a process known as “reshoring”). Read on »

October 16, 2017 | Bruce Nelson

From the Desk of Bruce Nelson: Same Transaction, Same Court–Different Outcomes

Here in mile-high Colorado, we often blame things we don’t understand on the thin air, or perhaps the legalization of marijuana, or even the fact that network television never mentions our time zone (Mountain). None of those explanations seems to apply, however, to the unusual phenomena of our state appeals court disagreeing with itself. Read on »

October 12, 2017 | Michael DePrima

Recent Changes to the R&D Tax Credit Could Mean Significant Tax Savings for Start-ups

The research and development tax credit has been a valuable incentive for many taxpayers for more than 35 years. However, until recently, the credit was purely an income-tax-based credit, meaning that companies operating at a tax loss could not receive an immediate benefit from the credit. Effective January 1, 2016, however, the potential for start-ups to benefit from the R&D credit improved drastically.  Read on »

October 12, 2017 | Rebecca Kelley

Checks and Balances: Three Ways to Organize, Manage, and Add Insights for Accounting and Financial Reporting

As a legal administrator, you have a lot of responsibility and support a wide variety of functions and people at your firm. For many, this includes accounting and financial reporting. Whether you inherited processes and reporting or you’ve created them as your organization has grown, you are no doubt coordinating a lot of moving pieces. Read on »

September 26, 2017 | Joanne Baginski

When Selling Your Business, It Pays to Know The Buyer You Want

When it comes to selling your business, nothing is as important as knowing which buyer is best aligned with what you want. That’s not always the buyer with the deepest pockets. Read on »

September 22, 2017 | Rebecca Kelley

A Guide to the Top 3 Overlooked and Underestimated Accounting and Compliance Topics for Start-ups

You’ve got a great idea, you’ve got capital, and you’ve got talented people on your team. You’re ready to launch, but there’s something nagging at you: how to keep track of everything and report to investors, lenders, and other key stakeholders. This simple guide will give you three commonly overlooked or underestimated subjects that all start-ups should focus on as they get going. Read on »

September 20, 2017 | Diane Kirk

The Future of Revenue Recognition: Oil and Gas Industry

Changes in revenue recognition rules are fast approaching. Is your business ready? Read on »

September 19, 2017 | Patrick McFarlen

​Business Transition Planning Part 3: ESOPs and MBOs

In this series of blog posts, EKS&H Consulting Partner Patrick McFarlen explores the personal and business considerations involved in a successful business transition. In this post he discusses the unique decisions and challenges related to employee stock option plans (ESOPs) and management buyouts (MBOs).  Read on »

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