Your company no doubt has a written process for hiring new employees. It spells out all the steps for advertising, vetting, interviewing, selecting and onboarding new people.
But do you have a written process for acquisitions?
Compared to hiring, an acquisition is more complex, costly and difficult to reverse. Yet most companies have no defined written process. This is why so many acquisitions needlessly fail.
Capstone has a detailed process for acquisition based on dozens of successful transactions. It's a process that has been developed, used and refined since 1995. You can benefit from our experience, by adopting the Capstone Roadmap to Acquisitions.
The Roadmap to Acquisitions is a systematic methodology designed to minimize the risk and maximize the rewards of an external growth program.
The strength of the process is that every component is fully integrated in a proven system, and is guided by agreed upon criteria and a clearly defined purpose.
This phase establishes the strategic basis for your future growth.
During this phase we select potential acquisitions and build the relationships leading to a deal.
In the final phase we execute the deal and manage the integration of two entities.
Underlying the success of Capstone's Roadmap approach are five principles that have been tested and proven by years of experience:
There are many other ingredients in the Capstone recipe for a successful acquisition, but these five are among the most important.
Sometimes companies prefer to "go it alone" and conduct an acquisition process without the benefit of outside help. Here are some of the benefits you can miss if you choose this route.
An experienced third-party advisor, such as Capstone, can deliver the following:
To learn more about acquisitions,
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