Growth by acquisition is a legitimate strategy that warrants Board debate alongside other approaches, such as organic growth and franchising. The real advantage 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.
But there are downsides, not the least of which is the small matter of integration – reorganising two workforces and two management teams from businesses that may be culturally very far apart. Work on consolidating an acquisition needs to go on even as the current activity continues. This places considerable stress on individuals, businesses and functions. How do we do it? Do we change everything? Not all the rules fit, how do we change them?
Interested? Join us on the 17th October, 8.30-13.30 at The Jessop Street, Gloucestershire Country Cricket Club, Nevil Road, Bristol BS 7 9EJ
To hear our speaker, Jason Milkins, corporate transactional lawyer and partner at Roxburgh Milkins, talk about his experience working on strategic acquisition, exits, buy-ins and buy-outs;
To participate in a roundtable debate exploring and unpicking the key points raised in Jason’s talk;
To work in smaller groups with other attendees, combining your shared experiences with host expertise to generate ideas and solutions to specific issues and barriers to scaling, such as
- Economies of scale
- Finance and tax
- Shareholder protection
This event is being run in collaboration by hgkc, Haines Watts Bristol, Coronation Wealth Management, and Qtac Payroll.
To ensure participation with full confidence this event will be held under strict Chatham House rules – nothing will be attributed without prior permission and full anonymity can be maintained.Book Now
The Jessop Suite, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Nevil Road, Bristol BS7 9EJ