Are you looking to expand through acquisition to support your growth strategy, consolidate market position or acquire new products? Buying a business means buying the right business at the right price. Optimal understands buy-side facilitation and offers intermediary merger and acquisition services to improve outcomes.
Strategy, Process, Time and Price
Buying a business or a bolt-on acquisition is often a trying and difficult process. Identifying an appropriate target, initiating discussions and negotiating a final price is a significant task which will take up considerable time. In addition, it is important to ensure that through the process, you receive appropriate advice to ensure that you finalise on a reasonable price without damaging the future relationship with the staff of the target.
Search processes can include an approach to identified targets, whether they are competitors or industry participants adjacent or vertical (backward or forward) integration. They may be suppliers or customers.
Due Diligence is a key element of the acquisition process and Optimal in conjunction with members and affiliate companies can facilitate and manage the due diligence process including technical, financial and legal matters.
Confidentiality of the Buyer
Naturally it is important to retain confidentiality to ensure that targets do not game pricing. An intermediary will advise you on how to buy a business, can make the approach on a confidential basis. The intermediary may make many approaches on behalf of the client to many prospects without disclosing the name or identity of the acquiring company.
Contact an advisor or Optimal to find out how to buy a business, to find the right business for you and to structure a deal that works best for you.