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CEOs Looking at Deals

American Express CFO survey agrees with recent survey of Atlanta CEO Council executives:  2/3 say now is the right time to consider a merger or sale. All the results are posted here.

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Improved Deal Flow in 2011?

RKJ Partners, LLC, Atlanta CEO Council member and investment banker in the lower middle market, recently offered an optimistic summary for the coming year, anticipating a greater desire to sell businesses and pent up demand and resources to buy.  Read the complete report Lower Middle Market Overview for 2011.

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Did you say an investment can result in $10 million in capital gain and no tax!

Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code which was originally enacted in 1993 remains one of the most overlooked code sections. Recent changes to the section, by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance, Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 make this section far too valuable to ignore.

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Activity Positive Throughout 2010 for Atlanta Office

Atlanta’s office market returned to positive territory in 2010 following a substantial exodus of tenants from the prior year. Occupancy levels increased in all four quarters this year with the final three months seeing the largest increase. Net absorption for 2010 totaled 821,275 square feet; modest compared to heyday levels in the middle part of […]

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Atlanta Executives Optimistic for 2011

Atlanta executives surveyed in the last month are indicating optimism for the economy this year.  Of the 182 responses, almost 70% say they expect improvement in 2011 with 23% anticipating an uptick in 2012. Hiring, especially in sales and marketing, is in most CEOs’ plans.  Over one third expect to pursue funding in the next […]

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