Process of buying a business
Learn about the basic process of a business acquisition andhow our service drives the deal forward to completion.
1. Identifying Targets
Identify and research appropriate targets for acquisition. Our search includes Europe, Asia and the Americas.
2. Professional approach to targets
Confidential, discreet and direct approaches, at the CEO level, to appropriate businesses and their advisers including venture capital, private equity firms and other corporate finance professionals.
3. Qualifying acquisition targets
Evaluate initial responses and qualify genuine targets. Secure NDA and exchange salient business information.
4. Qualifying acquisition targets
Establish potential deal size and requirements and ability of the target to undertake and complete the process.
5. Arrange initial meetings
Arrange preliminary and confidential meetings with the shortlisted acquisition targets.
6. Managing and negotiating offers
Having established a genuine chemistry and appetite for a transaction begin the process of agreeing an offer letter. Also known as the ‘heads of terms’.
7. Managing Due Diligence
Manage the due diligence streams:
8. Completing the transaction
Working with all the deal professionals and as a team with the appointed lawyer ensuring the deal structure is right for the client.
9. Post completion services
Optional Post completion integration and board services.