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M&A Insights – Management Information

For some management information can be as simple as a monthly P&L or weekly cash flow forecast, however identifying key forward looking metrics within specific areas will not only display confidence in a potential acquirer’s mind, it will also evidence sound business processes and management. Monthly...

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M&A Insights – Sales Pipeline

There’s nothing better than a good sales pipeline to engage a potential buyer. A credible sales forecast is a powerful tool to give confidence to a buyer, but this is not something to pull together at the last minute. Start projecting sales on a regular basis...

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M&A Insights – The Power of Customers

Technology may be at the heart of your business, but most acquirers will be at least as interested in your customers as your technology (unless of course it is nascent technology). A good mix and spread of customers will naturally be more attractive than having...

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M&A Insights – Establishing Credibility

Many buyers see the acquisition of smaller businesses as potentially more hassle than for larger ones and therefore it is important to establish the credibility of the business at an early stage. Buyers are generally cautious, especially when reviewing the acquisition of owner-managed businesses. Establishing...

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M&A Insights – Are Your Ducks in a Row

A tidy business contributes hugely to an effective sale and there are plenty of things to consider and implement to ensure your sale process goes smoothly from the very beginning. It’s mostly in the preparation – we all know the ‘6 Ps’ rule (perfect preparation...

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M&A Insights – The Elevator Pitch

Basic but so essential, is the ability to describe your business succinctly to a potential investor or anyone for that matter? This is the classic ‘elevator pitch’ – it needs to be concise, brief and gain the interest of people so they become more inquisitive....

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