Making an Acquisition

maximise the chance of a successful outcome

In pursuing growth, many businesses combine acquisitions with organic growth to achieve their aspirations.

Research has demonstrated that a focused approach to acquisitions is required in order to deliver the results originally anticipated, so it is important to use good advice to maximise the chance of a successful outcome.

We pride ourselves on using our networks and relationships to identify acquisition opportunities, and have advised on numerous successful acquisitions. Our work on these transactions usually includes:

  • Assessment of opportunity and value benchmarking
  • Financial modeling of the combined existing and acquired businesses
  • Transaction structuring and negotiation
  • Where required, raising finance for the acquisition
  • Co-ordination of due diligence and other advice, and of the wider process

All of this work is designed to maximise the chance of making a successful acquisition at the best price.

If you would like to discuss a potential acquisition or arrange a confidential meeting, please call Ian Curtis, Ian Aldridge or Steve Bartlett.

Other Key Parts of Our Role

Fit

Debate the possible fit of the prospective acquisition target with the existing business.

Price

Leading negotiations as required in an effort to avoid overpaying for the business.

Forecasts

Assisting you to prepare a financial model of the target business and also your own so that you better understand the financial dynamics of what you propose to acquire.

Funding

Approaching a range of potential funders to provide options over the mix of borrowing and equity monies selected for the transaction.

Other Services

Management Buyouts

Selling Your Business