Should a Company Market for or Acquire New Customers?

On occasion we are asked if it is more cost effective to gain an account through sales and marketing or through an acquisition. Over the years we have completed the analysis several times. To do the analysis yourself, you need to drill down into your operating expenses and calculate all the expenses associated with sales […]

Cetane Named Top 10 M&A Consulting Firms in 2022

An Expert Set of Hands for Informed M&A Decision-Making FIRST SEEN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES REVIEW | The decision to acquire a business is often made with a clear vision: buy their technologies, conquer a new vertical, reduce the competition, and increase profits. But for a seller, it’s all about advantageously positioning their business, finding the […]

Meeting the Challenge of Inflation

FIRST SEEN IN FUEL OIL NEWS | We have all seen the cost of doing business increase.  Wages, especially driver wages, vehicles, propane tanks, service parts, vehicle fuel, and many other operating expenses have had substantial increases.  The Consumer Price Index rose 9.2 percent from April 2021 to April 2022, the largest 12-month increase since […]

The Future is Your Choice

FIRST SEEN IN OIL & ENERGY | In today’s world, when owners are considering their transition strategy, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Business owners are facing difficult challenges in day-to-day operations and many are trying to make the decision as to the right course of action. There is no ONE magic bullet. It […]

Tyler Machado on the Importance of Clear Communication

Tyler Machado, Analyst at Cetane Associates LLC FIRST SEEN IN BPN Magazine | I am an analyst on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal execution team for Cetane Associates LLC. I perform financial analysis and provide insights on the industry and deal process to clients. As a newcomer to the industry, what’s the most interesting […]

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We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

— Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT