All businesses, whether small, medium or large, follow a business lifecycle that includes standard phases - from StartUp to Innovation/Death. Following the initial stages, businesses tend to implement many innovative tools in order to enable growth and remain relevant. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are one of the most important decisions a business can make. While the corporate world keeps reporting news about large-sized M&A deals and transactions that are supported, brokered and executed by large investment banks and involve large size firms, small and medium sized businesses may find it difficult to identify suitable M&A advisory firms which can assist them in such deals.
The reason for an acquisition can often be based on the following:
- Lack of human resources;
- Lack of production capacity;
- Extension of the value chain.
Usually, the entrepreneur researches company exchanges and consults various bankers and tax advisors. The companies that are acquired in this context do not always meet the desired criteria of the entrepreneur and the competition often leads to a bidding process, resulting in an increased purchase price. Therefore, it’s crucial to follow the 10-step M&A process explained thoroughly by our colleagues at SRSupport GmbH.
If you want to learn more about the advantages of the proactive corporate transaction, please contact a member of our Executive Team for exclusive access to the recording of the recent M&A session!
René Vogtmann, Managing Director, SRSupport GmbH;
Raphael Dreger, Manager SRSupport GmbH.