What Is An Investor To Do Now?

What is the investor to do now? With record amounts of cash on the sidelines, debt yields at history lows and gold hitting new highs, many potential investors/business buyers are questioning where the economy will be heading from here and what is the best time to acquire a business. Whereas we woul... [read more]

Distressed Takeovers Soar

The brutal recession is opening up the landscape to vulture investors as never before. New data show that distressed-debt deals — in which creditors use their debt positions to seize ownership of troubled companies — are running close to double the pace of 2008. Some 140 of the deals have been s... [read more]

Warning! Business Sellers Are Liars

“Business Seller Retiring – Priced to Move” While searching for an existing small business to buy, the novice entrepreneur will come across a few deals that seem almost too good to be true. There are times when a family situation or a dodgy medical condition may require a quick sale at a belo... [read more]

Retailers Negotiate Rent Reductions

Retail chains are using the fine print in their leases to demand rent reductions, eking out critical savings and pressuring mall owners already struggling with vacancies…. …. Retailers that want to stay put are using the triggered clauses to negotiate multi-year rent reductions from their landl... [read more]

Company Valuations

INC Magazine recently published their valuation guide, which can be found here http://www.inc.com/valuation ... [read more]

To P/E or Not to P/E

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – March – A look at the Dow industrials shows that the entire late-1990s bubble, not to mention the rally from 2003 to 2007, has been completely washed away. With the Dow closing below 7000 for the first time in more than 11 years, one can’t help but wonder, using tradit... [read more]

After the initial review of 2007 results, very few recessionary trends were found among the businesses held by A Neumann & Associates

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS  APRIL, 2008 – A Neumann & Associates, a business brokerage firm serving the metropolitan Jersey area and New Jersey shore, has undertaken the first review of 2007 results for its client companies. We have noticed continued strong performances by our sellers, said Achim Ne... [read more]