M&A Insights – Your Technology

The value of a business can be entirely in its technology – but that is rare. Most acquirers are more interested in how the technology is being used to keep customers happy. That said when technology is a key part of the deal there are...

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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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Blog – January 2020

Is 2020 the Year for Your First Acquisition? When we are initially asked to look at acquisitions for a client, we spend the first few hours exploring why they shouldn’t! This may well employ a version of the ‘5 whys’ - an established methodology to get...

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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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Blog – December 2019

Firstly, season's greetings from all at Prism Corporate Broking! 2019 has been a year when despite everything that politics and “uncertainty” could throw at it, the Tech sector has remained remarkably resilient. In truth the opportunities are enormous, and Brexit or Remain, the impacts of the...

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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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