There are many advantages to buying an established business; they can help you rapidly increase turnover by adding new revenue streams and providing access to new clients. They can also offer the possibility of capitalising on struggling competitors. Being aware of all of the opportunities available to you is extremely important if you wish to make the most of the them.
Finding the right acquisition opportunity
It is not unheard of for acquisition research to take hundreds of hours of investigation and background work into the business for sale market, compiling lists of reliable sources, making contact with the right people and then targeting the right opportunities based on your criteria. These are all necessary steps that will have to be taken in order to access the best opportunities.
Define your search criteria
You can save yourself a lot of time by first outlining your acquisition criteria before you begin to search. This involves deciding on criteria such as the type of company you are looking for, the asking price, turnover and location. Each of these criteria will hold various levels of importance to different buyers and so it is important to establish which criteria are key to your search.
The main issue with placing a limited timescale on an acquisition is that more often than not it will take more time than you would like to reach completion. You need to take time to ensure that you are pursuing the right opportunities, so the time spent searching, performing due diligence and negotiating can quickly mount up.
Performing the search
Many acquirers are often business owners themselves, having most of their time taken up by the day to day running of their own business to be able to spare the time needed to successfully search for acquisition opportunities. There are three options available to busy buyers interested in finding the right acquisition.
Successful company operating for over 17 years. Provides a comprehensive range of golf equipment to satisfy all customer requirements, comprising clubs, clothing, bags, trolleys and complementary accessories. Significant scope to invest additional re...
Offers a comprehensive range of services, specialising in the project management and construction management of commercial fit-out projects. Operates from several strategically located premises in South England. Offers invited.
Provides mobile data network solutions and services to businesses operating within a wide variety of sectors. Services include data SIMs with a fixed IP address, dynamic data SIMs, integration services, VoIP and virtual numbers. Serves over 790 activ...
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