David CroydonOur M&A Team’s mission is to help businesses massively improve the odds of success when growing by acquisition.  Using proprietary, cloud-based UpSize™ business mapping tool, David Croydon explains that you can find businesses which are a good fit culturally, operationally and financially.

A strategic planning session will help you to define a clear profile of the kinds of business that will achieve your growth objectives.

Our specialist software will compare the UpSize of a takeover target with your own, where you will immediately be able highlight the areas which will require detailed attention as part of your post-acquisition strategy.

When you’re planning to invest millions in a venture, it surely makes sense to spend a few thousand to be more sure of what you are buying – and what the likely contribution to your bottom line will really be, once the acquisition has been completed.  In the extreme, you may even decide not to proceed at all and to seek other more compatible merger partners.

Still not convinced? Then think on this: recent research tells us that up to 80% of all acquisitions made in the last decades have failed to enhance shareholder value. As one leading authority put it:

“It’s hard to find any research study on acquisitions that holds great promise for them as a pathway to growth. Fewer than a quarter of the deals end up performing well enough to cover the cost of the capital that went into them. Often the best that can be said is that they were good moves for the sellers, or windfalls for the competitors lucky enough to be undistracted from the ills of post-merger indigestion.” © Robert M. Tomasko.

That was written in 1999. Despite all the evidence and the ongoing opportunities, it seems that little has changed since then.

Our M&A Team’s sole purpose will be to help your acquisition to be part of the successful 20%.

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