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State of the Market

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Dr. Gary Ackerman will be discussing what has happened with Corporate Buyers since the Pandemic started and what their outlook is for the next couple years. You will learn what is happening with valuations, multiples as well as demand for veterinary practices.

Roadblocks to Completing your Practice Sale

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Dr. Gary Ackerman will be discussing the types of situations that can be roadblocks to completing your practice sale. You have found your dream partner and are in the middle of financial due diligence what kinds of things can derail your transaction. Dr. Ackerman will share his experiences in over 125 veterinary transactions in his career.

What is My Practice Worth in the Corporate Market?

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Dr. Gary Ackerman will be discussing how corporate buyers of veterinary practices put a value on your practice. You will learn what types of values are being offered today and what that would mean to you if you put your practice on the market. He will also be discussing the various sale structures and some terms you should know like Joint Venture and Private Equity.

How to Minimize Taxes on your Practice Sale

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Dr. Ackerman will be showing you ways to minimize the taxes you will have to pay on the sale of your practice. With practice values at an all-time high, selling creates a new kind of problem. Higher taxes. This may be a good problem to have but there are many ways to minimize the tax and be sure you are paying only the minimum amount required. Dr. Gary Ackerman will share his experiences in over 125 veterinary transactions in his career. Ackerman Group is the leader in veterinary practice sales to the Corporate Market with over $600 Million in transactions since 2017.

What the Heck is EBITDA?

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Our guest speakers will be discussing the most important financial metric in your practice.  EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization)  You will learn about the components of earnings that will affect the value of your practice on the Corporate Market. Dr. Gary Ackerman will conduct a panel discussion with industry leaders to review this very important metric. Guest Speakers 

Corporate Consolidation of Veterinary Medicine

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Our guest speakers will be discussing the current status of the Corporate Consolidation as well a looking at the next several years.  Large corporations have been investing in veterinary medicine for over 20 years.  These "consolidators" see the value that veterinary practices bring in terms of steady income and profit.  How many more practices do to they intend to buy and what does this mean for the state of the industry.    What does this mean for your transition plans and the market value of your practice?  Dr. Gary Ackerman will conduct a panel discussion with industry leaders to unc

Practice Sales for Dummies

Education Series

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Dr. Gary Ackerman will review the basics of selling your veterinary practice. If you have ever been intimidated by the language and terms used in practice sales this the Webinar for you. Dr. Ackerman will simplify terms like EBITDA, Joint Venture, Private Equity Roll-up, Tax Mitigation and Exit Multiples. We will have an extended question and answer session that will clear up some of the confusion you may have regarding practice sales.

Veterinary Private Equity Valuations and Financing

Dr. Gary Ackerman

The use of debt financing by private equity firms in the purchase of veterinary hospitals and its relationship to valuations.

Custom Veterinary Transitions and Valuations

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Best fit, best terms and best price should be every sellers goal in a corporate transaction.  Dr. Ackerman explains the importance of identifying your transition goals prior to soliciting offers from buyers.  Be careful what you ask for you might just get it!

Summary of Group Veterinary Sale Transactions

Dr. Gary Ackerman

Ackerman Group has pioneered the concept of group practice sales in the corporate market.  This article explains the benefits to both buyer and seller which will increase the chances of a successful transaction.
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