Small Business Dealmakers Menu

M&A Outlook: Making moves in a seller’s market

5 takeaways from Citizens’ mid-market M&A survey

How Lincoln Electric picks its deals

Lincoln Electric’s acquisition strategy sparks big returns

Sweat the details

When exiting your business, stay involved or be left behind

Murad Beg

Provariant’s Murad Beg

Deals are emotional; but dealmakers can’t be

Charlie Stack

Flashstarts’ Charles Stack

Always selling, sometimes bluffing

Private Equity Effect

The private equity effect

Still battling a certain stigma, PE firms are big growth drivers

David St. Pierre

Legacy Capital’s David St. Pierre

Great negotiators let ideas speak for themselves

Radhika Reddy

Radhika Reddy

Successful real estate investors have a ‘workable plan’ to execute their vision

Mac Biggar

Mac Biggar Jr.

Real estate dealmaker builds local powerhouse

Andrew Petryk

BGL’s Andrew Petryk

A critical eye, planning and strong advisers will maximize your sale price

Charlie Lougheed

Explorys co-founder Charlie Lougheed

Have fun, embrace opportunity and never stop tackling new challenges

Mark Filippell

Mark A. Filippell

Dealmaking is all about understanding the motivations driving the transaction

Doug Sibila

Douglas J. Sibila

Networking, both internally and externally, helps Douglas J. Sibila make better deals

Jon Pinney

Jon J. Pinney

The love of a good challenge fuels lawyer’s passion for dealmaking

Dick Hollington

Richard R. Hollington III

PE firms keep getting better at what they do, providing a valuable tool for growing businesses

Baiju Shah

Baiju R. Shah

Cleveland’s ability to make deals happen in health care deserves more attention

Tony Ciepiel

Tony Ciepiel

Diverse M&A experience has Step2’s new CEO ready for his next challenge

Paul Smucker Wagstaff

Paul Smucker Wagstaff

Find people who love making business deals and get to work

Dan Moore

Dan T. Moore III

Unmet needs are often the secret to making lucrative business deals

Sam Petros

Sam Petros

Good dealmakers take their vision and find a way to get it done

Jon Park

Jon W. Park

Banker explores the diverse set of skills it takes to be an effective dealmaker

Ronald Weinberg

Ron Weinberg

A good dealmaker is always curious, ready to pounce on the next great idea

Mitchell Schneider

Mitchell Schneider

Developer who changed Cleveland’s retail sector is learning to enjoy the fruits of his labor

Fred Nance

Fred Nance

Top Cleveland lawyer shares his perspective on being a top-notch dealmaker

Dan Walsh

Citymark Capital’s Daniel Walsh

Real estate dealmaker on raising capital, structuring deals and what Cleveland needs

Len Pagon

Len Pagon Jr.

How a failed deal led to a better price for Brulant

Mike Gibbons

Michael E. Gibbons

Relationships drive this dealmaker’s approach to his craft

Anthony Manna

Anthony Manna

How bringing baseball to Akron launched a career of dealmaking

Victor DiGeronino

Victor DiGeronimo Jr.

It’s all about family — and dealmaking — for this construction mastermind

Stewart Kohl

Stewart Kohl

Why there are so many more ways to add value to a business than just money