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I was ready to exit my business, then COVID-19 happened

On the whole, it is not a great time to begin selling a business. Companies and consumers have retrenched, and the market contraction is expected to be very sharp and deep between the first and second quarters of 2020. Financing …

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – March 2020

Louisiana merger and acquisition activity derailed in the second half of March because of coronavirus concerns, but earlier in the month, three startups saw exit transactions. Louisiana M&A Activity Steady Before COVID-19 – Chaffe’s CityBusiness Article Chaffe’s Louisiana Merger & …

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – February 2020

Following a strong January, Louisiana merger and acquisition activity trailed off in February with only eight closed or announced transactions. Despite the low activity, private equity-backed and publicly-traded companies remain active in the state. Fewer Transactions in February M&A Activity …

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – January 2020

Merger and acquisition activity in Louisiana got off to a cracking start in 2020 with five publicly-traded companies making or announcing transactions in January. In the state’s largest transaction last month, Houston-based Kirby Corporation announced it will acquire Savage Inland …

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Congratulations to the newest board member of BGR, Vanessa Claiborne!

Check out the announcement at BGR’s website. The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) today announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors and the election of the board’s officers for the 2020 year. The board’s newly …

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – December 2020

M&A 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook – Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – December 2020 Chaffe Louisiana Merger & Acquisition Activities in December 2019 – Chart Top 10 Louisiana Deals in 2019

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – November 2019

Private Equity Drives November M&A Activity – Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – November 2019 Chaffe Louisiana Merger & Acquisition Activities in November 2019 – Chart

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IRS Qualified Appraisal and Qualified Appraiser Rules for Charitable Contributions

A charitable donation of illiquid securities must be accompanied by a Qualified Appraisal that is performed by a Qualified Appraiser for a charitable deduction. If the appraisal is deemed not to be a Qualified Appraisal, the IRS may disallow the …

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Tax Planning for the Business Owner Prior to the Sale of the Business

GRATS, CRUT, DAF, QSBS, ESOP…DIKWIAD?  Break it down, TED. Proper tax planning in advance of a transaction can result in substantially higher after-tax proceeds to the seller. The earlier the planning starts, the less risky the plan is from an …

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Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – October 2019

Chaffe’s New Orleans CityBusiness Article – October 2019 Chaffe Louisiana Merger & Acquisition Activities in October 2019 – Chart    

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