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How to save a dead deal? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 110

July 29, 2022 Bill D'Alessandro, Mills Snell, & Michael Girdley Episode 110
Acquisitions Anonymous - Learn business as we review businesses for sale
How to save a dead deal? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 110
Show Notes

Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA), Michael Girdley (@girdley), and Jake Wakely (@jakelywakely), who owns a moving business in Texas talk about his war story of acquiring a home services business in Vail, Colorado. Jake has an excellent rationale for choosing this business which is his getaway to spend more time in Vail. He also shares how he could figure things out as the deal was under LOI, an SBA bank, and financing fell apart two separate times within a week of closing.

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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction
(00:50) - Our sponsor is Cloudbookkeeping.com
(02:48) - Let’s get to know Jake and his storage company.
(03:52) - How did he find Vail Home Care? What does the company do?
(08:01) - In what way was the business viable when it wasn’t that huge financially?
(14:58) - How was the financing of the Deal structured initially?
(16:00) - What happened in the Due Diligence process?
(23:32) - How did you go around in such a short time?
(27:55) - What have you learned? What would you have done differently?
(34:23) - When is SBA a good route?

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