A banker sent me the following acquisition opportunity this morning:
“A new deal matching your criteria has been added to DealForce: New York Sightseeing Tour Operator
The Company is a receptive tour, transportation, and travel management company. It offers customized and traditional daily sightseeing tours, as well as tailor-made, fun-filled, group discounted room and tour vacation packages. Services include a range of sightseeing tours and group/charter, as well as step-on guide services. Operations are supported by the Company’s fleet of 22 buses/shuttles and 4 vans for sightseeing, and 7 unique trolleys which can be used for special events, groups, or sightseeing. Operations are supported by a base of 68 full-time and 29-part time employees, including 44 commissioned sales agents, 32 drivers, 6 dispatchers, and other administrative and management personnel. The employee base fluctuates from approximately 25 in low season up to 100 in high season.”
And it occurred to me: here’s a perfect opportunity to buy and create my own J. Peterman Reality Bus Tour. I’m looking for senior lenders who are willing to finance the entire purchase price with PIK interest and no amortization. Any takers?
Jumping topics. I was crisscrossing America’s crossroads state and came across the following sullen image:
Time for a message to my President:
Mr. Trump, we Americans welcome change and openness; for we believe that oil & gas and economic prosperity go together, that the advance of domestic drilling can only strengthen the cause of the American superpower. There is one sign your administration can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of prosperity and economic growth. Señor meister Donald Trump, if you seek energy independence, if you seek prosperity for the American people, if you seek liberalization, come here to this wind farm. Mr. Trump, open federal lands. Mr. Trump, tear down this wind farm!
(Less than 100 miles away) Do it in the name of:
And finally, something called Remote Year. A buddy applied to this and brought it to my attention. Absolutely fabulous idea. From their website: Remote Year brings together a community of 75 interesting professionals from across the globe to spend a year working, traveling, and exploring 12 cities around the world. Spending one month in each location, the community will connect with local cultures and business ecosystems, forming lifelong, borderless personal and professional relationships along the way.