What is Inventory Management & Why is it Important?

What is Inventory Management

Whether you’re a manufacturer or distributor, effective inventory management is critical to the financial health and success of your business in many ways, some of which you may not even have considered before. For example, if you ever need working capital or funding for growth, your inventory could be used as collateral for flexible financing…but only if you know what … Read More

Leadership Series: Growth Mismanagement with Newpoint Advisors’ Ken Yager

Leadership Series: Growth Mismanagement with Newpoint Advisors' Ken Yager

In a recent interview, Ken Yager, President, and founder of Newpoint Advisors offered his observations on growth mismanagement in lower-middle-market companies, from his perspective as a turnaround advisor.  Yager has 30 years of experience in the turnaround space and has helped more than 100 struggling businesses find their feet again. Six years ago, he founded Newpoint to offer companies a … Read More

Cashflow Series Part 3: Important Cash Flow Ratios

Important Cash Flow Ratios

A cash flow statement shows the inflows and outflows of cash for your business. Our Cash Flow Series Part 1 offers information on how to prepare a cash flow statement. Once your statement is prepared, data gleaned from it can be used to calculate specific financial ratios that indicate how liquid and viable your company is. If you are planning … Read More

Cash Flow Series Part 2: How Lenders Look at Cash Flow Ratios

How Lenders Look at Cash Flow Ratios

When your company needs additional capital to bridge a transitional period or finance new growth, you may be looking for a commercial loan. It’s helpful to know in advance what kind of company financial information a lender may want to evaluate. Cash flow ratios are not only important to your company, they are also very important to lenders because of … Read More

Cash Flow Series Part 1: How to Prepare Cash Flow Statements

Cashflow Series - Part 1: How to Prepare Cash Flow Statements

The cash flow statement, or statement of cash flows, is one of the three main financial statements used by companies to keep track of their financial health. The other two are the balance sheet and the income statement. The cash flow statement shows the flow of cash into and out of a company and the uses to which this cash … Read More

How New Tax Laws Are Impacting M&A Deals

How are the tax laws impacting M&A deals - Gibraltar Blog

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the source of extensive changes to the U.S. tax code. Many of these changes will affect private equity firms as they seek to purchase new portfolio companies, evaluate mergers to accelerate current portfolio companies’ growth, and design exit strategies. Deal teams have many additional tax facets to evaluate. Lower Corporate Tax … Read More

Private Equity & Brand Building: Seven Tips for Building Brand Equity

Private Equity & Brand Building: Seven Tips for Building Brand Equity

As a private equity firm or individual sponsor, guiding the brand management of your portfolio companies can be an effective tool for boosting your return on investment. Building solid brand equity can increase sales volume and enable a company to charge premium pricing. Here are seven tips for managing the process of building brand equity and ensuring that your sponsored … Read More

A CFO’s Quick Guide to Asset-Based Lending

A CFO’s Quick Guide to Asset-Based Lending

For seasonal businesses, companies going through explosive periods of growth, or organizations in other forms of transition, traditional lending options aren’t always viable. The answer to the cash flow concerns of many organizations, especially asset-heavy organizations, is a type of alternative financing called asset-based lending (ABL). ABL Focuses More on Asset Value, Less on Performance Ratios In contrast to commercial … Read More

How the Growing Health-Conscious Market is Impacting Businesses

How the Increasing Health-Conscious Market is Impacting Businesses

“Health” Means More to Today’s Proactive Consumers We used to regard being free of disease as being “healthy.” Today, we talk more about “wellness,” which goes beyond freedom from disease to encompass emotional and psychological health, energy, happiness and overall quality-of-life. At the same time, consumers have become more proactive about their health. Not leaving our health solely in our … Read More

Top Tips for Business Leaders in 2019

5 Top Tips for Business Leaders in 2019

With the pace of business and innovation moving faster, company leaders feel ever-increasing pressure to move faster too. But we’ve all heard the adage, “Work smarter, not harder,” and there has never been a better time to make that your mantra. These business tips can help make 2019 a transformational year for you and your company, 1.Know your role…and focus … Read More