What is a Merger and Acquisition to a business owner?
Why consider Merger & Acquisition Consultancy
You’re working tirelessly to grow your company by acquiring and merging the right companies in order to achieve synergy.
Things aren’t moving along, and you can’t do it alone. The troubles you’re facing in getting your M&A deals done includes the following:
We’re here to help you. Our consultants understand your frustration, and are prepared with knowledge and experience to help you through it.
Upon engaging us, we’ll begin by examining the companies that you’re targeting for your M&A exercise. This process involves conducting due diligences of the following kind:
Once you’re satisfied that there is no irregularity or potential non-compliance in the target companies, as far as legal, publicly-available documents are concerned, we could proceed with the bid process.
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We can get started now. Your itinerary is as follows:
Step 1: call us to set an appointment with our representative;
Step 2: get all needed documentation, sit down, and tell us everything
Step 3: discuss, agree, and action your chosen solution
You shouldn’t have to waste too much time and money figuring out how to do things.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is M&A?
It stands for mergers and acquisitions. Acquisition means to buy another company from current shareholders. Merger means to integrate the purchased company into your company.
How would I benefit from M&A?
Basically, M&A is a path to growing your company in size, an alternative to growing organically (i.e. from within) only. Through M&A, your company grows in size by integrating the assets and personnel from other companies. However, size is not the only advantage. Among other benefits to you are as follows:
– synergy gained from merging a competitor, supplier, or distributor;
– acceleration of your business plans (e.g., by acquiring a distributor that has an overseas subsidiary, you could begin expanding abroad sooner than you planned);
– acquisition of revenue-generating brands and goodwill from acquired companies that would have taken longer for your company to develop on its own; and
– acquisition of an already skilled workforce.
What is exactly your role in my M&A exercise?
Our role would depend on for what purpose have you engaged us. However, upon engaging us, providing advice on M&A exercise is standard for whatever purpose.
Apart from providing advisory service, we also provide services as facilitators for your M&A deals. In facilitating the deals for you, we could help you with arranging the paperwork for buying and selling companies.
Why do I need someone else to help me with my M&A deals?
Firstly, M&A is a set of complex processes that requires knowledge and experience in finance, law, business, and also in negotiation skills. All of those are needed in order to: assess rewards and risks in the deals (e.g., performing due diligence checks on your targeted companies to find out how risky is it to invest in them); structuring deals; and facilitating the buying and selling by preparing all necessary documentations (including financial statements).
It’s possible for you to undertake all tasks yourself effectively. However, the likelihood of getting the best out of M&A deals diminishes as you have to split time between performing these tasks and running your company. Therefore, it’d be more effective for you engage the services of qualified professionals, even if you still prefer to take on some of the tasks yourself.
What sort of due diligence do you normally carry out for M&A deals?
We specialise in performing financial, tax, and legal due diligence. Financial due diligences involve closely examining targeted companies’ financial records to ascertain at least two things, which are: whether there are any financial irregularities; and whether the companies are still solvent. Tax due diligences involves checking the companies’ tax records to confirm whether all of their tax obligations have been met or whether they have violated tax laws. Lastly, legal due diligences involve examining legal records to determine whether the targeted companies are facing severe legal problems or whether there are legal issues that could turn in to legal problems in the future.