Are you considering, planning or implementing a growth through acquisition strategy? The real advantage of acquisition is the pace at which growth can be achieved. Add to that other almost instant benefits that make that growth sustainable – financing, economies of scale, extended market penetration, catching competitors off guard – and it can look like a very attractive option.
Or are you thinking that one day you might want to sell? You might see your business as your pension; or the stepping stone to the next stage of your life.
Whichever side of the transaction you are on, there are challenges, not the least of which is that work on the deal and then the integration needs to go on even as the current activity continues. This places considerable stress on individuals, businesses and functions, and many deals fail to deliver the expected benefits because cultures clash or things were overlooked during commercial and legal due diligence.
Join us on the 17th October to explore and discuss the challenges and to learn from the experiences of people who have been through this before.
The Jessop Suite, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Nevil Road, Bristol BS7 9EJ