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How2Exit: Mentor Mini Series Episode 6: Ace Chapman - been acquiring businesses for over 20 years.

How2Exit: Mergers and Acquisitions of Small to Middle Market Businesses

Ace Chapman has been acquiring businesses for over 20 years. The first business he bought was an online stock market simulator in the early days of the Internet. He purchased the website, made some changes, and grew it from 10,000 to 250,000 users before selling it.Since that initial acquisition, he has built systems around building private equity funds, completing close to 200 deals.Ace has spent years developing his team, investor and extended network. In addition, he has developed a proprietary due diligence process on acquisitions as well as a deal funnel process.He has taken his time building relationships throughout the world with people who will, one day, be interested in selling their companies.His process is one of the reasons that the majority of his partners return fund after fund.--------------------------------------------------Contact Ace onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ace.chapman/?hl=enWebsite: https://www.goodmerger.com/If you’d like additional ways to support this podcast, you can become a patron here: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=66340956----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reach me to sell me your business, be on my podcast or just share some love:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskelton/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronaldskeltonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/How2ExitHave suggestions, comments, or want to tell us about a business for sale call our hotline and leave a message: 918-641-4150----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/FLfxa6rXR_gListen to it on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how2exit-mentor-mini-series-episode-6-ace-chapman-been/id1561038705?i=1000554487186Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4QHJYhYCskq8VAZiHPqf3l?si=NYZJapTmRNae_o7isoWTlw----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Other interviews:Zoran Sarabaca: https://youtu.be/OLqszNP7yHYJohn Andrews: https://youtu.be/vmGWbd2y5x0Chris Daigle: https://youtu.be/jHWzFGRbpD4Arturo Henriquez: https://youtu.be/uwN7y8AE4EQJoe Valley: https://youtu.be/ZQLdybxcZKsChristopher Wick: https://youtu.be/xhIf9ltgedAJonathan Brabrand: https://youtu.be/oC82Ls54CXoCarl Allen: https://youtu.be/VIU2Lqj_FY4Klint Kendrick: https://youtu.be/eJ2GICCj2TAWalker Deibel: https://youtu.be/xoUH_Ixeook--------------------------------------------------

57mins

18 Mar 2022

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Ep.3 - Ace Chapman On How New Artist Can Leverage The Power of NFTs for BIG BANK!

Rhyme Makers Live

Did you learn anything from this conversation? Are you excited about NFTs? Let us know in the comments section. Visit https://rhymemakers.podia.com/the-rap-masterclass to get your skills up and keep them sharp!

16mins

28 Apr 2021

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[PS #0006] How to maximize your business assets with Ace Chapman

Productize My Service with Tyler Gillespie

Hi Productizers!If you had to sell your business today, how much would you be able to get? Who would you sell it to, and how close to your asking price would it get in its current state?”Not sure about your answers? Our guest today will help you get a lot more clarity around those questions, and share the tools he’s used to buy and sell more than 50 businesses per year.On today’s podcast, Ace Chapman of AceChapman.com will teach you how to prepare for your exit and the most common pitfalls to avoid prior to and during the exit process.Let’s dive in!Exclusive Interview:Golden Timestamps:03:33 - How Ace started, his brief background, and what he does on a day to day basis.06:05 - How many deals Ace looks at per month and how many has he closed so far.08:48 - What to look for when looking for a business to invest in.11:22 - How productized business owners can make their service business more valuable.15:10 - Where to start when it comes to creating your SOP assets.15:47 - The single question that you need to ask potential buyers that will increase your business value.17:20 - Create value out of nowhere by including these pointers in your SOP.17:50 - Think through your business and build the systems around it.21:11 - The biggest mistake that service businesses make.22:00 - What things business owners should think about that will create more value when they exit.Key Takeaways:Think of your service business as a product and as a product, you should always find ways to position it better with your target audience and make it more attractive to potential investors.Understand all your business assets - good and bad. Make good-performing assets more valuable by turning them into a stand-alone business and find ways to transform expenses into assets.Exits are one of the biggest sources of wealth creation which is why it’s important to have a solid exit plan even if you don’t intend to sell it right away.Ace’s Business Model Breakdown:Big Idea: Plan now because the --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/productize/message

24mins

27 Jan 2021

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King Me Audie Ace Chapman

Sophisticated Ignorance

The crew salute local businessman and humanitarian Audie Chapman on his work in the Pittsburgh community and surrounding areas. Also local drug dealers working with the Cops

1hr 1min

13 Jan 2021

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Preparing For A $10TR Wealth Transfer With Ace Chapman

EVOLV Small Business Resource

There’s a tremendous opportunity to acquire businesses, now more than ever, as more and more businesses are coming to market. As a result of aging business owners, it’s estimated that $10 trillion will be lost or transferred over the next 20 years. Tune in as we speak with Ace Chapman on how to get involved in the massive wealth of transfer.

28mins

8 Jan 2021

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How to buy and sell businesses in the midst of the pandemic with Ace Chapman

Eventual Millionaire - Video Case Studies with Millionaire Business Owners

Episode Highlights: The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the buying and selling industry, Business opportunities that you can find right now, Advice to people who want to buy a second business (Choosing between the same industry or a different industry), How to find businesses to purchase and how to pitch businesses for sale, Do you need a broker in buying and selling businesses, How to find great purchasing and sales deals, How long will it take to have stability in the business that you acquired, Doing your due diligence when buying a business, Ace's personal bucket list and business bucket list... The post How to buy and sell businesses in the midst of the pandemic with Ace Chapman appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.

48mins

17 Aug 2020

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How to buy and sell businesses in the midst of the pandemic with Ace Chapman

Eventual Millionaire Podcast

Episode Highlights: The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the buying and selling industry, Business opportunities that you can find right now, Advice to people who want to buy a second business (Choosing between the same industry or a different industry), How to find businesses to purchase and how to pitch businesses for sale, Do you need a broker in buying and selling businesses, How to find great purchasing and sales deals, How long will it take to have stability in the business that you acquired, Doing your due diligence when buying a business, Ace's personal bucket list and business bucket list... The post How to buy and sell businesses in the midst of the pandemic with Ace Chapman appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.

43mins

17 Aug 2020

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Ep12 Part 1: Ace Chapman on Micro Private Equity

Website Investing from Investing.io

In this episode of the Website Investing podcast, Richard speaks with Ace Chapman on why he views funds as the best structure for buying assets that generate an income, such as websites.In this part 1, free subscribers get the first ~30 minutes of the conversation; paying subscribers also get part 2 in their RSS feed. As is typical, part 2 elicits more insights as we get deeper into the conversation.EPISODE SPONSORS🔥 Smash Digital - an SEO growth agency with actual skin in the game, ranking their own portfolio of profitable businesses, and offering the exact same services to clients. Check. Them. Out.🔥 Niche Website Builders - a hands-off approach to outsourcing your content. Packages include keyword research & high-converting review templates. Get 10% off your first order.Part 1 Show NotesAce’s Journey How It All StartedAce was approached by a friend one day asking if they could invest in what he was doing. The caveat, however, was that they could only do so through a fund structure. Ace didn’t know anything about it at the time, but after the investment, he found out why fund structures were so popular for buying and selling businesses. Tax benefits, being able to build up a track history, and having the ability to roll over funds were just some of the benefits that Ace realized were available through fund structures. Ace then decided to develop his fund and make it bigger. Starting with a $500K fund, he was able to continuously grow it to $12M today, with plans to grow it even further.Advantages of Smaller FundsThe returns of smaller funds are a lot better than bigger funds, because you don’t have to put as much money to work. You can also cherry-pick the best opportunities and be choosy with your investors and get better terms. Incubating FundsAce used to train people on how to buy businesses so he himself could invest in their businesses. He then realized that he could do the same thing with funds. As a result, the Private Equity Fund Incubator was born. Ace’s concept for this is to build a network of funds that work together. There are currently 3 exciting funds in the Incubator. He is also a fund manager of multiple funds.Creating an Ecosystem of Players in the IndustryMissing PiecesWhen you start a private equity fund, there should be an ecosystem of people around you to make it work, like debt funds, investment banks, and individual dealmakers. The industry doesn’t have much of these people, with lots of pieces missing. Ace’s overall goal is to create a more mature ecosystem where there are publicly-traded companies that are involved in this space. A domino-effect would then ensue, as Ace and his team would use stocks to acquire things, and these stocks are disseminated through the industry; and after a while, other companies would start to go public and other funds would also come in with plenty of interaction taking place among them all. An ExampleMajor private entity acquisitions these days are not made by a single fund. Multiple funds are involved. Recently, a series of circular transactions among Softbank, Credit Suisse, and a third fund took place, and these transactions had the effect of making these three funds look good in the public eye. Their stock values went up in the process.Being a Fund ManagerTimeframesAce’s funds usually have a timeframe of 5 years with various lengths of extensions ranging from 1 to 5 years. Each fund has a certain time period where you are focused on raising capital and ideally closing deals before the fund even exists. After this would be a period in the middle where you are operating and growing the fund. The last period is exiting the fund. Are Funds Just For Buying Businesses?Ace says that the whole idea of a private equity fund is to buy private non-trading or non-floating assets, and not just buying businesses. These funds can include private debt, royalties, actual businesses, minority equity, convertible notes, and more. Using an Angel Investor PerspectiveAce suggests that one should look at funds the same way as an angel investor or financier would. They would look at and negotiate deals, and also come up with creative structures. They also think that it isn’t that safe to go buy a business. Though buying a business is safer than starting one, the smartest route is to have different types of assets that produce income and cash flow. In the end, the goal is to acquire income and not businesses.Looking to the FutureThe next decade is exciting for Ace, because people are being pushed into other roles in the ecosystem. There should be a whole community of people talking about being these angel investors or financiers. And whereas angel investors put their own money in:The financier strategy is to acquire income using as little of their own money as possible. Involvement in Operations as an AdviserAce’s involvement in operations as a fund manager is limited to being an adviser, which he thinks is the most valuable role because of their valuable insight and understanding of businesses, deals, and generally how things work. Also, by not being bogged down by operations, advisers are able to learn and understand more, allowing them to get better deals in the long run.Becoming an Adviser to a FundBy being an adviser to someone who has a fund, you would be able to use your skills and expertise in finding good deals and content websites to connect them with the fund. You may not make much income for your first time, but you can get referred to other funds in the process. What can also happen is that you can end up being listed as a general partner and end up with equity. Content Site FundsSome people are running funds concentrated on content websites such as Ewen at Owl Mountain (on the podcast) and Michael from Domain Magnate. But in general, it’s a big and diverse space where funds can take in various businesses. Play by the RulesWith website investing, brokerages and marketplaces are not regulated and we’re still somewhat in the wild west days. Whereas with funds and solicitation there are definitely rules, and if you break them it won’t go well for you (see latest video by Emilia on Income Store below):Connect with AceCheck out Ace’s Acquisitions Program and Youtube Channel.Episode 12 Part 2In part 2 of this conversation we discuss:* The differences between having a diverse vs focused fund* The typical fund deal size for Ace and the number of deals within each* The benefits of focussing a fund on a single vertical * Micro private equity vs bigger funds and the no man's land for content site sellers* How Ace and his clients are picking up deals for < 2 years earningsPart 2 is for paying subscribers, you can access by hitting the button below.Enjoyed this episode or have any questions? You can leave a comment at the bottom of the web version of this post.CheersRichard Patey (Host) & Avi Silverberg (Producer) This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit investing.substack.com

35mins

31 Jul 2020

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Ace Chapman

SharkPreneur

Ace Chapman, AceChapman.com– The Sharkpreneur podcast with Seth Greene Episode 424 Ace ChapmanAce Chapman has been purchasing websites to create income streams for over 16 years. The first website he bought was an online stock market simulator in the early days of the Internet. He purchased the website, made some changes, and grew it from 10,000 to 250,000 users before selling it. Since that initial website, he has built systems around buying and managing Internet-based businesses, completing close to 200 deals.Ace has spent years developing his contacts with the right people. His team, and extended network, finds, inspects and completes his proprietary due diligence process on deals before they make it through his deal funnel.He has taken his time building relationships throughout the world with people who will, one day, be interested in selling their websites. His process is one of the reasons that the majority of his partners return after each deal. His model is the best solution for people who want to quickly increase their income.  Listen to this informative Sharkpreneur episode with Ace Chapman about building a 12 million-dollar micro private equity fund.Here are some of the beneficial topics covered on this week’s show:●     How you can buy income instead building income.●     Why entrepreneurs shouldn’t expect their business to last forever.●     How you should know when to let your business go to maintain a high ROI.●     Why smaller purchases yield bigger returns that larger purchases. ●     How COVID-19 is bringing more motivated sellers to the market.Connect with Ace:Guest Contact InfoTwitter @acechapmanFacebook facebook.com/websiteinvestorsLinks Mentioned:acechapman.comLinks Mentioned:acechapman.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

23mins

10 Jun 2020

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How to Make a Profit Buying & Selling Websites with Ace Chapman

The Hardy Haberland Show

Ace Chapman is Partner at a private equity fund. He has bought over 150 revenue-generating websites and his sites are viewed by millions of people each year. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It takes less than 60 seconds and it really makes a difference. Rate, review, and subscribe at HardyHaberland.com/iTunes.

47mins

26 May 2020

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