Deal Insight Series:

What was the first business that you bought?


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In this first video of our Deal Insight series, we talk to serial entrepreneur Jonathan Jay, about his experience of growing a company through acquisition.

For over 20 years Jonathan has bought and sold companies, restructured groups, bought out competitors and successfully completed private equity deals both buy-side and sell side. In this video mini series he shares his deal insights with us.


Jonathan Jay is the founder of The Dealmaker’s Academy.


It is often easier and quicker to grow your business through acquisition than organically. Look for companies similar to your own or target businesses you can acquire to grow your business quickly. Also know who your competitors are in the industry, if you have connections within the industry and someone is struggling, they may call you offering a deal, just like Jonathan did.


For more information on growing your business through acquisition, take a look our other articles:

Growth through acquisition: Bunzl - the ultimate case study

Bolt-on acquisitions: can they be successful even if loss-making?

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