There’s an old saying that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today. If you own your business, and are thinking about selling some day, the same adage can be applied. If you haven’t begun seriously planning your exit strategy, then today is the day to start. There’s no doubt you want to get the highest valuation, right? But are you really aware of all the components of your business that will impact how potential buyers might value it? Are you really steering in the right direction? The fact is there might be areas you aren’t considering right now, and areas you aren’t even aware you should be paying attention to, but should. What are those things that make your business worth more, and what are those areas that can make it unattractive? Join Steve Miller as he interviews Nick Adamy, Managing Director and the President of Adamy Valuation. He has extensive experience providing valuation, financial advisory, and expert witness services to private and public companies, business owners, corporate finance executives, investors, trustees, and attorneys. Date: August 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Steve is the author of the #1 selling book in trade show history, How to Get the Most Out of Trade Shows. His latest book, UNCOPYABLE: How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition, is an Amazon #1 best seller. Known for his edgy, no-spin-zone style, Steve has advised AMT/IMTS since 1988, and is the facilitator of the monthly IMTS webinars.His consulting clients have ranged from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 mega-corporations, including Proctor & Gamble (advising on the Swiffer WetJet product launch), Boeing Commercial Airplane (the 777 launch), Haas, Sunnen, Big Kaiser, Q-Mark, GE, Fanuc, ESAB, Caterpillar, Philips Electronics, Coca-Cola, and Halliburton, to name a few. Steve has presented over 1600 speeches and workshops around the world for corporations and trade associations in 128 different industries, including the prestigious main TED Conference.
Nick Adamy is a Managing Director and the President of Adamy Valuation. He has extensive experience providing valuation, financial advisory, and expert witness services to private and public companies, business owners, corporate finance executives, investors, trustees, and attorneys for a variety of purposes. Nick has advised clients on transactions and cases involving mergers & acquisitions, shareholder stock purchases, initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, shareholder litigation, estate and gifting, divorce, commercial litigation, and employee stock ownership plans. He has worked with companies ranging in size from under $5 million in revenues to over $4 billion across a broad swath of industries. Prior to joining the firm, Nick was a Vice President in the Corporate Financial Advisory and Investment Banking practice of Duff & Phelps, LLC. He spent the early part of his career in the auto industry in engineering and strategic planning roles with a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Nick is a firm believer in the importance of community. He is actively engaged in the local community as well as the national ESOP and valuation communities through a variety of volunteer and leadership roles. Outside of work, Nick enjoys cooking delicious food for people he loves, lifting heavy things, and exploring the world with his wife and children. Nick’s favorite of Adamy’s core values is intellectual curiosity. He has an insatiable desire to understand: Why are things the way they are? What motivates people to do what they do? How does this thing work?