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The Psychology of Mergers & Acquisitions—with Domenic Rinaldi - EP 151

The world of mergers and acquisitions is thought of as left-brained. And yes, it IS about developing a strategy and analyzing opportunities. But if you’re buying or selling a business, it’s important to be emotionally ready, too. So, how do you know if you’re fully prepared to take over a new venture? Or step away from the one you’ve built?

Domenic Rinaldi is the Owner and Managing Director of Sun Acquisitions, a mergers and acquisitions firm based in Chicago, IL. He helps the owners of privately held companies valued between $2M and $30M acquire and sell businesses. Dominic has been involved in 300-plus business transactions in a variety of industries, and he shares his expertise as a speaker, author and host of the M&A Unplugged Podcast.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Domenic joins Emerald to explain what called him to the field of mergers and acquisitions and describe the preparation necessary to buy or sell a business. He discusses the importance of soliciting help from the right advisors, hiring experts to compress your learning curve, and using your unique ability to move the needle in your business. Listen in for insight on leveraging your circle to make important decisions and learn how Domenic knows when a seller is emotionally prepared to step away from their business.

What You Will Learn

What called Domenic to the field of mergers and acquisitions

The mental and financial preparation necessary to buy a business

Why it’s crucial for buyers to solicit help from the right advisors

The idea of unique ability and how it can help you move the needle in your business

How hiring an expert helps you compress your learning curve

How Domenic coaches clients to maximize the value of a sale or purchase

Why Domenic brainstorms with his circle to make decisions

Domenic’s insight on the psychology of selling a business

How Domenic knows when a seller is emotionally ready to leave a business

Domenic’s challenge around using tech to get in front of prospects

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