Growth in Acquisition

Published 18th February 2022

An acquisition can be an attractive way for a business to achieve growth through:

  • The acquisition of a complementary product portfolio.
  • Entry into new geographical markets.
  • The acquisition of technical skills or innovative technology.

Value can be delivered through expanding the client base, reducing costs, improving margins, and ultimately improving both profits and cash flow.

Steve Bell

There are several fundamental steps to consider in contemplating an acquisition:

  • Planning: Can you identify a clear strategy that will set out the rationale for the acquisition, clearly establishing the financial and commercial objectives.
  • Value proposition: Can you identify how value will be created and if the acquisition will allow the company to differentiate itself from the competition.
  • Funding: How will the acquisition be funded. Do you have sufficient cash resources or are you aware of the range of debt and equity options that are available in the market?

The process of an acquisition follows five key components to result in a strong and effective transaction. The key components are as follows:

An acquisition can be transformational for a business, creating real value. The Pierce Corporate Finance team has the extensive commercial experience to guide you through the complexities of a transaction.

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