BUY-SIDE ADVISORY overview
We help companies and private equity sponsors to acquire businesses. We provide clients with acquisition search services to help them develop proprietary deal flow, along with buy-side transaction advisory services to help them achieve the best possible execution once a prospective target is engaged.
Acquisitions - carefully planned and well executed - are frequently the most efficient and cost effective path for a company to achieve growth, build sustainable competitive advantage and increase shareholder value. In combination with a strong organic business plan and solid underlying business performance, acquisitions can be powerful business accelerators.
However, building a strong acquisition pipeline can be hard work – success requires a disciplined, persistent and sometimes creative effort over an extended period. Having executed successful corporate acquisition programs and targeted searches over our collective 50 years in industry, we understand which approaches are most effective and we are willing to do the hard work that is required on behalf of our clients.
Companies seeking to grow through acquisition engage us for both broad-based acquisition searches, where we target a universe of companies that fit established criteria, and focused searches where we seek to develop a smaller number of high-priority acquisition candidates.
We work with clients who have internal M&A capabilities and/or domain experience in their targeted markets who wish to supplement internal resources. Clients who have less robust M&A capabilities or limited knowledge of a targeted market engage us to leverage our expertise and relationships. Some may outsource all or part of their acquisition programs to us. Our corporate network can often open doors that may otherwise be closed.