I'm interested in learning about acquiring companies, adding value and selling them and I would like to get a better understanding of what business buyers are looking for and what they will pay. Not the theoretical stuff in a text book but what actual people are buying right now. I have done research and I hear of different multipliers based on EBITDA - with the more systematized the business and the future prospects looking stable the higher the multiplier.
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"Flipping" companies is a very rare activity, Private Equity firms are among the very few specialists of that trade.
Some stints in i-banking, PE, or Corp Dev would help, but so some P&L experience, especially in turnaround scenario.
Short of having massive personal wealth, a leveraged buy out would be the only option and that raise the bar even more in terms of the type of performance needed to make it worthwhile.
You can learn more about selling companies by actually taking action and look out potential seller or connecting with Agent who can tell you more about the business. I strongly suggest that you go on field that you already know, have a high understanding. You can negotiate a deal on the terms and conditions with the seller, doesn't necessarily have to be on the price.