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“We certainly chose the right people to help us through the sale. Peter and Robert at Prism proved their experience. They took everything in their stride, provided continual support and advice, and marketed the businesses in the right areas to attract appropriate candidates. They also negotiated a deal structure that ticked the boxes for all concerned. ”
Paul McCartney - Needham Chalks 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.