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What Prism clients say

“My overriding criterion for making a choice is what is in the best interest of our company as a whole. It is no longer just about a “gut feel” – it is about analysis that backs up the emotions. Such analysis has not only to be objective, grounded in facts and figures, but also to be in tune with the entrepreneur’s own feelings. The Prism Options Review did just that for me – it provided a simple but clear analysis of the industry, the competitors and future prospects in the market along with financial options of MBO, MBI, organic growth, mergers and acquisitions artfully woven into the fabric of the company’s vision, mission, history and shareholding!”

Samit Sengupta – Geologix

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Buying a Business

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.

For further information please contact Peter Watson by email or on 07810 503 964 or request a call back via the Contact Form on our website.