Buying another business can lead to increased profits, and a greater market share. It can bring in new expertise, access new markets and take your business to the next level.
But like much else in the corporate world, it’s a risk. Buying the wrong company, or paying the wrong price, can wipe out your competitive advantage.
We understand the common pitfalls of buying a business and we can help you minimise your risk in any acquisition. We will guide you through the process, from identifying your target to paying the right price.
Identifying Your Target Business
We help you define a criteria for your target - our perspective and experience helps you set your sights accurately and realistically. Our searchable database of 2.3 million UK businesses can help pinpoint precisely the types of business that match your aims. We also have access to financial information on international companies.
Help With Due Diligence
Once you have identified your target, we can check them out for you. Alliotts are seasoned professionals in the Due Diligence process. We will help you assess how well the company performs in the areas of finance, legal, environment, IT and HR as well as their commercial performance.
Getting the Right Price for Your Acquisition
Our Due Diligence process will help you decide the worth of what you are acquiring and what you should pay. We use valuation techniques that include net asset value, income capitalisation, price earnings and EBITDA ratios and comparisons.
Having conducted a detailed financial review of your existing business and the one that you are seeking to acquire, we can highlight the finance required and help ensure sufficient new finance is put in place.
If you are considering buying another business contact us first.
'Ian drives a hard deal, I'm glad he was on the same side as me'
Paul Amasanti, Willis (News Distribution) Limited