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As relationship-centric M&A firm, we work closely with company ownership in a wide variety of industries. In order to help you find the best fit for your acquisition strategy, we aim to obtain a thorough understanding of your criteria. We believe in doing whatever it takes to bring companies together for optimum shared success, and part of that vision includes helping you to best fulfill your strategies for growth. Create or Update Your Buyer Profile

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No one is more up-to-date on the latest trends in the world of M&A than our experts, and we are eager to share our knowledge. Our compelling webinars give everyone the opportunity to join the conversation and explore topics more in depth. Access industry coverage, hear about market trends, and listen to the viewpoints of global industry players. Browse our upcoming topics now. Browse Webinar Topics Now

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As an industry-impartial M&A firm, our clients represent a wide range of industries and sectors. We encourage you to look through our Opportunities Portals to see if we have an ideal fit for your strategic plans. These portals are updated frequently, so be sure to check back often to ensure that you don’t miss out on a great prospect. Browse a Selection of Opportunities

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Before engaging in the acquisition of a company, you want to be sure that you are acquiring an organisation that checks all the boxes. At our buyer events, acquirers have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with our M&A professionals about their growth strategies. Buyers can see what we have on the market right now and discuss any niche interests they may have. Please join us at one of our upcoming buyer events to learn more about our current engagements and discuss your acquisition criteria. Explore M&A Events

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IN-DEPTH M&A INSIGHTS

Every quarter, our award-winning organisation releases the latest edition of our magazine, The Mark. This publication is designed for both clients and potential acquirers and includes articles written by our life-inspired experts on various M&A topics and the latest industry trends. We also share our latest engagements currently on the market, giving you a glimpse of all that we have to offer. The attention to detail in its content and design is a fine example of the meticulous efforts we put into everything we do. Look Inside The Mark
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10 Things About Buying A Business You May Have Not Known
1. It’s Easier Than You ThinkWhen acquiring a business nowadays, many think of this as a very strenuous and long-term process. Though it is a large investment of time and money, if you already run a successful small business, there are plenty of transferable skills.2. Synergy Is KeyThe growth of a business through acquisition is statistically faster, cheaper, and less risky than the other methods of expansion. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that the synergy is there, and when companies are choosing to acquire or merge, the desire is for the sum to be greater than its individual parts. 3. An Acquisition Can Expedite Growth In Your Current BusinessOnce an acquisition is done, you immediately have access to a multiplicity of new (to you) assets and employees. Many challenges come along with combining two businesses, but this can give your current company the ability to expand to new areas and cross-sell services to existing and newly acquired customers.4. Understanding The Value Of The Employees And Management On-HandMany deals come with a staff who has vast knowledge about the company and the day-to-day functions of the business. It is important to get to know the staff and ensure they have the same intentions as you for the business and the direction it is trying to take. 5. The Current Owner Is Likely To Stay In The PictureThough many of our clients are looking to retire, it is never as simple as handing the keys over. The owner built this business, and they know the ins and outs of the company. Usually, the owner signs a contract with the buyer to stay on for a required amount of time to help the new owners/managers learn the entire process. This also gives comfort to the buyer and customers about the change of ownership.6. Cultural FitSelling a business can be a very emotional process for a seller. The company is their baby, and they want to ensure the success of the company and the continued employment of the employees. Commonly, money may not be the primary motivation of a seller. They are concerned with bringing in the right fit, expanding the company, and keeping true to its roots. A good buyer would acknowledge the importance of culture and seek to maintain the culture that was created and fostered by the previous owner. 7. Businesses Can Be RelocatableWhen acquiring a business, buyers are concerned with the real estate associated with the company. Many believe that some companies should be relocated for better success geographically, or to a space that has more room for development. Most businesses can do so, which buyers may be unaware of, and most sellers will entertain the idea of selling the real estate, leasing it back, or allow the buyer to break the lease altogether.8. Funding OptionsIt’s often easier to fund an existing business than a startup since it already has a track record. Banks tend to offer more loan types for individuals than for established businesses. Right now, banks are lending aggressively and looking to deploy capital due to interest rates being low. 9. Time Is Of The EssenceDue Diligence is a time consuming and arduous process, so it is key to operate with a sense of urgency. Doing so inspires confidence in the seller and helps maintain excitement on both sides for the eventual transaction. Failing to maintain a sense of urgency and stick within the prescribed timeline could result in deal fatigue, a delayed closing, or even the deal coming unraveled altogether. It’s imperative to move as swiftly as possible during due diligence. 10. Using An IntermediaryThe process itself is easy, but selling a business takes time and effort that business owners do not always have the time for or knowledge on. Bringing on an investment banker or business broker/intermediary can help with finding financially capable prospects, negotiating the deal, and get the deal closed without anyone finding out until the deal is done.