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Whether considering selling your business or not, maximising its value is a must. The Prism team hold regular half-day seminars aimed at business owner-managers wishing to fine-tune their business.→ Learn more about our forthcoming seminars and events
“Peter and the Prism team were confident from the start that we could achieve our aspirations and worked with us successfully over an extended period to help maximise value. They understood the market and the value that we could bring to an acquirer, ensured that the momentum was maintained throughout and were able to secure a deal value and structure that ticked every box. We also really enjoyed working with them. Would we use them again? Absolutely.”
David Smithers - velos-IT Ltd
The decision to buy a business is not one to be taken lightly – there are too many examples of acquisitions gone awry, and evidence from public transactions indicates that all too often value is eroded not built.
Nonetheless Business Acquisition can provide a very effective strategy to build critical mass in a business, and become more attractive to larger predators.
Typically a business acquisition involves the following stages:
You should aim to know at the outset exactly what you are going to do post acquisition. The acquired business will be expecting change and if this opportunity is missed whilst examining what you have bought, it may be much more difficult at a later stage.
Prism keep a close eye on business transactions in our chosen sectors and can assist with some or all stages of the process. The fee structure is flexible depending on the assignment.