What Percentage of the Purchase Price should be Allocated to Goodwill?

I see this question frequently, and occasionally I get asked this question from potential buyers. I see claims made by sellers’ advisors that goodwill should be at least 80% of the total purchase price or worse, they suggest that anything lower than 80% will draw the attention of the IRS. This is just plain FALSE! … Continued →

Why You Need Certain Information for Your Due Diligence – Part II

I decided to write this blog series mainly because of the pushback we get from sellers’ advisors on some of the information we request when representing the buyer. The second items I’ll discuss are the practice management reports for production by provider by ADA code and production by payor. What’s interesting about the pushback we … Continued →

What’s Most Important To You When Looking To Purchase A Practice? Part V

This is part five and the final part of my five part blog on “What’s most important to YOU when looking to purchase a practice? In case you missed part I, there’s a great thread on www.dentaltown.com asking this question and it got a lot of great feedback from people with different perspectives. As a … Continued →

What’s Most Important to You When Looking To Purchase A Practice ? Part IV

This is part four of my five part blog on “What’s most important to YOU when looking to purchase a practice ? In case you missed part I, there’s a great thread on www.dentaltown.com asking this question and it got a lot of great feedback from people with different perspectives. As a reminder, I won’t … Continued →