BiggsKofford CEO Chris Blees Announces the Publication of Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, 2nd Edition

Chris Blees, President and CEO of BiggsKofford Certified Public Accountants and BiggsKofford Capital M&A Advisors, today announced that the newly revised Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, 2nd Edition is set to release on or around September 30.

The book provides comprehensive information valuable to anyone involved in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic transactions of privately held companies with revenues between $5 and $500 million per year. Blees is joined by additional author-experts Kenneth H. Marks, author of Financing Growth, Michael R. Nall, Founder and CEO of the Alliance of M&A Advisors, and Thomas A. Stewart, former Editor and Managing Director of the Harvard Business Review in the soon-to-be-released book.

Middle Market M&A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, 2nd Edition provides insight into market trends, perspectives, and strategies that affect business transactions in every phase of a deal. The handbook additionally includes information about the processes and core subject areas, including valuation, structure, taxation, and due diligence, the elements required to navigate and close transactions in the private capital markets successfully.

Blees explains that Middle Market M&A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, 2nd Edition is an invaluable resource for advisors, investors, and business owners.

“This book provides a roadmap of the strategic transactional landscape. It is a practical guide for entrepreneurs and leaders of middle market companies as well as a go-to resource for attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, corporate developers, exit planners, investors, and lenders who advise privately-held businesses.”

Sections in the handbook include discussions of:

  • The evolution and impact of private equity on the middle market landscape
  • The concepts of mergers and acquisitions from an owner’s point of view
  • Ways in which transition and value growth planning can optimize the value owners and investors can realize in transactions
  • New technologies being used in the M&A process

Pre-orders of the handbook can be made through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, and other online retailers. For higher education usage requests, review copies are available.

As the Director and Founder of BiggsKofford Capital, Blees provides investment banking services targeted toward closely held businesses in the middle market. His experience includes navigating transactions such as sales, mergers, recapitalizations, locating debt, equity capital, and due diligence. He previously authored Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, 1st Edition, which sold more than 4,000 copies.

Blees is also President and CEO of  BiggsKofford Certified Public Accountants, with offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. BiggsKofford has been a premier CPA firm in Colorado for over 40 years, leading more than 40 professionals working in tax, audit, and consulting. Blees began his career with BiggsKofford in 1994 after graduating from Western Colorado University and quickly became a partner in 1999 at the age of 28. In 2003, he expanded the firm beyond traditional CPA services and launched the firm’s M&A and Investment Banking practice, now operating as BiggsKofford Capital. He has served as Chairman of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AMAA), and is the lead instructor for the Certified in Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation taught through Loyola, DePaul, and Pepperdine Universities’ Executive MBA programs, where he coordinates the curriculum, instructors, and testing for the program. He is also active in many professional organizations, including past roles on the board of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, Chairman of the Trustees for Western Colorado University, and co?founder of High Altitude Angel Investors Club.

About BiggsKofford Capital:

BiggsKofford Capital is a boutique investment banking firm that provides tailored M&A advisory services to the middle market companies ranging from $10m – $150m in value. Since 2003, our team of experts has assisted lower middle market clients to navigate over 300 mergers, acquisitions, or sale transactions. The BiggsKofford Capital team takes an individualized approach to each client and situation, realizing that each deal is unique.

BiggsKofford Capital is a division of BiggsKofford CPA firm and its representatives are licensed to offer securities through an independent Broker Dealer.

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