As a mergers and acquisitions advisor at Sun Acquisitions, Matthew Brunstrum is responsible for actions such as initial deal sourcing, business valuation, confidential business marketing, and due diligence. Beyond his professional pursuits, Matthew Brunstrum enjoys following Chicago area professional sports teams like the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The Blackhawks prevented Alex DeBrincat from becoming a restricted free agent next season by signing the 21-year-old forward to a three-year, $19.2 million contract extension on October 3. DeBrincat will make $5.1 million in each of the first two years of the extension and $9 million in 2022-23. He will be the team’s third-highest paid forward behind Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews when his deal kicks in next season.
A native of Farmington Hills, Michigan, DeBrincat was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 127 points in 63 games with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League in 2016-17 and debuted with the Blackhawks in 2017-18. He scored 28 goals and added 24 assists that year for 52 points and improved upon those numbers in 2018-19 with 41 goals and 35 assists for 76 points.
Since 2017, Matthew Brunstrum has served as an advisor for Sun Acquisitions, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. In this capacity, Matthew Brunstrum assists clients with the completion of mergers and acquisitions in the lower middle market. This involves completing everything from deal sourcing and marketing to business valuations.
Whether you’re buying or selling a business, conducting a valuation is an essential part of the process. There are several ways you can value a business. The crudest method entails looking at the revenue streams of the company and multiplying the different values. If you have a company that brings in $150,000 in revenue a year, for example, and other businesses in the same market usually sell for about twice their sales, then the company may be valued at around $300,000.
However, revenue does not equal profit, and companies could be bringing in $150,000 in revenue while having a profit of only $50,000. Because of this, it’s usually best to look at a company’s earnings when completing a valuation. This does require some estimation since you must predict what a company’s earnings will be over the next several years. For instance, just because a business has made $10,000 in profit for the current year doesn’t mean that the company will continue making that much over the next five years.
To get the most accurate valuation possible, many professionals rely on a company’s seller’s discretionary earnings (SDE). This calculation includes non-cash expenses and expenses reported to the IRS. In addition to this, SDE calculates the owner’s salary and benefits. You multiply this final number by different multiples based on the location, size, and assets of the business as well as the volatility of the market in which it operates.
Matthew Brunstrum is a mergers and acquisitions advisor who provides lower middle market company acquisition and valuation services to clients throughout the Midwest. An avid fan of the Chicago area sports teams, Matthew Brunstrum enjoys following the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL) in his free time.
Despite missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, the Blackhawks have a reason for optimism moving into the 2019-20 season. For starters, the team finished with three more wins and eight more points than it had in the season prior. In addition, star players Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Alex DeBrincat registered career-best totals in points.
A recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy and Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2010 and 2013, respectively, Toews finished the season with 81 points, improving upon his previous career-high of 76 points, which he set during the 2010-11 season. He also scored a career-high 35 goals after failing to score more than 28 in a single season since 2011-12. Kane, meanwhile, registered 110 points. His previous career-high was 106. A second-year player from Farmington Hills, Michigan, DeBrincat registered 41 goals and 35 assists for 76 points.
An alumnus of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Matthew Brunstrum leverages nearly five years of financial services experience in his role as a mergers and acquisitions advisor with Sun Acquisitions. Beyond his professional pursuits, Matthew Brunstrum is a passionate sports fan who counts the Chicago Blackhawks as his favorite National Hockey League (NHL) team.
Expected to select 12th overall in the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft, the Blackhawks scord a major victory in the NHL draft lottery, which took place on April 9. Chicago had only an 8.3 percent chance of moving into the top three selections of the draft, but that’s exactly what happened. The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers also moved up from their respective positions into the top three. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman called the news “a game changer” for the franchise.
Chicago picked eighth overall in last year’s draft and selected Swedish defenseman Adam Boqvist. The last time it picked as high as third overall was in 2007, when it held the first overall pick and selected right winger Patrick Kane of the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights. Chicago selected Jonathan Toews third overall the year prior.
The top two picks in this year’s draft are expected to be Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko. Vasili Podkolzin, a winger from Russia, is a strong candidate for the third overall pick. Other options for the Blackhawks include defenseman Bowen Byram, center Dylan Cozens, and center Alex Turcotte.