Carl Allen

The Business Credit and Financing Show

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Carl Allen

Insider Secrets to Buying and Selling Businesses

Carl Allen is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker who has worked on transactions worth over $50 billion, which includes over 250 acquisitions and sales, together with more than 100 capital fund raising projects. In a 24-year career, Carl has analyzed thousands of businesses, big and small, in 17

different countries and across nearly every business sector, including technology, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods and services, business

services, retail, professional services, finance, packaging, and corporate clothing.  Carl has a solid reputation as an investor and corporate dealmaker, having worked for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester, and Gartner. He has advised some of the world’s largest corporations on investments, acquisitions, disposals, and restructuring, Carl has also assisted hundreds of business owners in raising both equity and debt finance. Carl walks the talk, having acquired and sold numerous businesses for himself. Carl is one of the world’s premier experts on buying and financing small business acquisitions and coaches more than 700 entrepreneurs all over the world to buy small businesses rather than starting new ones.

During This Show We Discuss…

  • The value of buying a business rather than founding one
  • How to decide what kind of business to buy
  • How to buy a business without using your own money
  • Which industries to focus on, or avoid
  • How to discover businesses that are for sale
  • How to make initial contact with potential business owners who are looking to sell
  • How to evaluate whether a business is worth buying
  • The factors to look at to find the right deal
  • The factors in the owner you should be looking for
  • How to best determine the value of a business
  • How much industry affects value
  • The factors in the financials you should be looking for to buy a business
  • Things business owners should focus on to make their business worth more
  • The steps a business owner should take before trying to sell
  • And much more

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