Opportunism is often a leading driver in acquisitions. But, the question is whether this results in a successful acquisition. We believe it is better to raise this question in advance, rather than during the process of acquisition.
Having a well-designed acquisition strategy will considerably increase your chances of success. The acquisition strategy should be based on the company’s strategy and provide a good rationale for any acquisition.
Having a clear acquisition strategy also enables you to decide on fundamental criteria for assessing a potential acquisition target. Time pressure imposed by (the advisors of) the sell-side party is no longer a disruptive factor for you, when offered a company for acquisition. A person who knows what he or she wants can quickly decide and act upon the market as soon as the opportunity arises. By submitting a well-defined acquisition strategy to the stakeholders (shareholders, management and employees) in a timely manner, you create both feedback and support for the acquisition.
Clifton Finance advises and supports you in growing your business by means of acquisitions, by identifying markets, trends, developments and acquisition candidates. Based on analysis, we formulate your acquisition strategy and make plan to approach companies. With clear criteria, the right candidates can be identified quickly. From our experience we know that approaching targets improves the chances of success. Our guidance in the acquisition process ensures that the acquisition process moves towards a successful conclusion.