By joining forces with a competitor or strategic partner, businesses can often access more capital, enter new markets and reap the benefits of new skills, assets, intellectual property and technologies. There’s a lot to be said for non-organic growth. There are also a lot of angles to consider before making the leap.
Does 1 + 1 = 3?
In the large majority of instances, a merger or acquisition makes sense when the sum of its parts is greater than the whole. But sometimes these synergies can’t easily be identified or articulated. On the other side of the coin are the risks, weaknesses and threats that may derail an entire business that makes the wrong move.
Madgwicks’ M&A team is expert at seeing the iceberg below the water line. Conducting due diligence and negotiating the terms of an agreement requires a very specific set of skills and our team has significant experience in this space across a number of industries.
But it’s never just the terms of the deal that require foresight. With any transaction of this nature, there are tax implications as well as governance, structuring, employment, technology and privacy issues to address. Our team works intimately together to provide businesses with the full spectrum of advice needed to assess, plan and implement a merger or acquisition.
And in some circumstances, it may be time to divest your assets. Our Corporate Services team has experience in working on both sides of a transaction with a wide range of divestments and asset disposals. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the buy or sell side, our experience covers all angles…
Are you ready to make a move to the next level and thinking that growing organically isn’t necessarily the best option? Talk to our M&A team. We can conduct thorough due diligence to assess whether this opportunity is going to move you another step closer to achieving your vision.