The 30% - 70% Rule One of the greatest gurus in the business ownership transition industry, Mr. Ed Pendarvis, said in his book, The Family Business, Family Farm: America's Amazing Economic Engine, that the decision for a business buyer should be based 30% on the character and quality of...

Sellers generally desire all-cash transactions; however, oftentimes partial seller financing is necessary in typical middle market company transactions.  Furthermore, sellers who demand all-cash deals typically receive a lower purchase price than they would have if the deal were structured differently. Although buyers may be able to...