I just wanted to share a couple articles I've published this month in hopes it may help.

1. Inc: What's the Right Amount of Leverage for a Deal?

A brief overview of the biggest criticism I get for writing Buy Then Build and what the empirical evidence suggests the "right" answer is--as well as how to justify different, subjective answers (complete with basic modeling tool)

2. On SCORE: Is Acquisition Entrepreneurship Right for You?

A little more 101 here but emphasizes the intersection of hustle and caution that we all try to balance and having to think like a CEO during the search process.

Enjoy! Please share feedback from your own experience!