Rolling Equity 101: How Founders Can Maximize Value When Selling Their Business

When business owners consider selling their company, the term “rolling equity” often comes up in conversations with advisors and investors. But what exactly does rolling equity mean and how does it impact the transaction? Simply put, rolled equity represents the portion of ownership that the seller retains after the sale rather than cashing out completely. […]

Mastering MOIC for Strategic Growth: Twelve31’s Guide to Smart Acquisitions

In the complex and evolving landscape of business acquisitions, understanding and leveraging key financial metrics is crucial for identifying and capitalizing on value-generating opportunities. Among these metrics, the Multiple On Invested Capital (MOIC) stands as a beacon for assessing investment returns, especially in the context of acquisitions and private equity. This guide from Twelve31 Ventures […]

Leveraging Digital Transformation: Unraveling AI’s Impact and Potential in Small Enterprises

Introduction: In the tempestuous seas of the digital economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) emerges as a lighthouse, guiding small enterprises towards uncharted territories of innovation and strategic competence. The narrative around AI is often dominated by its implications for large corporations, leaving a narrative gap regarding its transformative potential for smaller entities. In this exploration, we […]

The Search Fund Industry: Two Decades of Solid Performance from an Investment Perspective

Introduction Over the past 20 years, the search fund industry has proven to be a breeding ground for successful entrepreneurial ventures and lucrative investment opportunities. This once-obscure investment model has attracted significant attention, providing high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors with alternative avenues for capital deployment. While there are multiple paths to […]

Embracing the AI Revolution: The Future of Small Businesses in the Digital Age

Introduction In the rapidly evolving landscape of the 21st century, one technology stands out for its transformative potential: Artificial Intelligence (AI). As we stand on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution, the integration of AI into everyday business operations is not just an option—it’s an imperative. This is as true for large multinational corporations […]

Twelve31 Spice Ventures Acquires Frisco Spices and Launches Frisco Brands, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Twelve31 Spice Ventures Acquires Frisco Spices and Launches Frisco Brands, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska –  May 10, 2023 – Twelve31 Spice Ventures, a private investment firm specializing in the specialty food industry, has acquired the assets of Frisco Spices and launched Frisco Brands, Inc. to lead the expansion of the well-established spice company. […]

Unlock the Full Potential of Your Small Business Sale with Twelve31’s Secure Income Management Strategy (SIMS)

Selling a small business is no small feat, as many entrepreneurs grapple with striking the perfect balance between fetching the best price and ensuring a seamless transition. With the introduction of Twelve31’s groundbreaking Secure Income Management Strategy (SIMS), small business owners can now experience a uniquely tailored solution that streamlines the sales process and maximizes […]

Embracing Uncertainty: How Adapting to Unpredictable Outcomes Can Lead to Business Success

In 1987, a professional wrestling match between Bruiser Brody and Lex Luger in Florida took an unexpected turn. Instead of the standard cage match fans anticipated, the bout transformed into a strange, unscripted encounter. This serves as a reminder that even the most carefully choreographed events can veer off course. Businesses, like wrestling, often face […]

Organic Growth: The Sustainable Alternative Shaping Small Businesses

In a world where acquisitions have long been the driving force behind business expansion, it’s no surprise that an overwhelming majority of these deals end up failing. This has led to a growing number of small businesses seeking a more sustainable approach to growth: organic expansion. Nurturing their core businesses and growing from within, these […]

Raising Prices: How to Communicate Changes and Maintain Positive Customer Relationships

When it comes to business, it’s not uncommon for owners to avoid discussing money. Many business owners are hesitant to raise prices and potentially harm a good relationship with their customers. But what happens when increasing costs have already been absorbed and there is no other option? Sometimes, it’s either raise prices or close up […]