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政府承包商米&A Alert: SBA 公司reases Small Business Size Standards

下面是SC的博文&H组 discusses the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) recent increase in size standards for manufacturers and wholesale traders, opening greater opportunities for government contractors to explore strategic M&一个活动.

To reflect recent changes in the economy and Federal contracting marketplace, the SBA has announced a series of updates to small business size standards. Key among these are increases in the standards for three North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sectors:

Examples of Updates to 制造业 and Trade Size Standards
这些变化影响到256个行业, 其中制造业209人, 46从事批发贸易, 还有一个是零售行业. Following are just a few examples of industries that have been affected, along with their corresponding NAICS code and previous and updated size standard.

表3: Summary of Size Standards Revisions in NAICS Sector 31-33

  • 336412, Aircraft Engine and Engine Parts 制造业, 1,000 to 1,500 employees
  • 334112, Computer Storage Device 制造业, 1,000 to 1,250 employees
  • 327310, Cement 制造业, 750 to 1,000 employees

表4: Summary of Proposed Size Standards Revisions for NAICS Sectors 42 and 44-45

  • 423860, 运输 Equipment and Supplies, 100 to 150 employees
  • 423430, Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchants, 100 to 250 employees
  • 454310,燃料经销商,50到100名员工

Considerations and Opportunities for Small Government Contractors
These updates have presented valuable opportunities to various contractors. 例如, some small businesses are discovering that they can pursue strategic acquisitions of other small businesses to add new capabilities and qualifications—while still maintaining their small business classification.

与此同时, some companies that exceeded small business thresholds are now qualifying for small business classification, making them eligible for additional contracting opportunities. 事实上, SBA估计1,250家制造企业和近4家,000 wholesale and retail trade companies have been added to the pool of small businesses because of these changes.

最后, other small businesses are finding that they are potential targets of an acquisition, providing significant opportunities to maximize shareholder value.

Capitalizing on New Opportunities for Strategic M&一个活动
Receiving an unsolicited offer or entering into a M&A process are complicated transactions that require knowledge of the capital markets, 复杂的会计准则, 税收立法, 以及现金流的透明度. 因此, small businesses that may be targets of an acquisition should closely examine how to best benefit from these updates.

通过与估价和M&一个专家, small businesses can determine the right time to complete a transaction, the right process to achieve shareholder objectives, and the company’s value and potential areas of concern to buyers. 估价葡京官网可能需要分配, 记录, and testing goodwill and asset impairments, 以及评估机械设备, assessing the value of intellectual property, 分配购买价格, 和更多的.

最终, SBA’s updated small business size standards are opening greater opportunities to explore strategic acquisitions and liquidity options. Government contractors that take steps now to prepare will be best positioned to optimize their transaction outcomes and attain their key short- and long-term objectives.

To understand how SBA’s size standard updates may affect your company, as well as how you can effectively capitalize on them, 接触SC&H组 在这里.