The strategic acquisition of a competing target company could be is an excellent way of giving form to your growth strategy. Van Oers Corporate Finance can support you in every step of the acquisition process.
The various phases of an acquisition are clarified in more detail below. The nature of an acquisition (shares or assets, real estate etc.) and the complexity of the required financing and negotiations determine to a large extent the content and the duration of the process.
Company takeovers - preparation phase
Determining the acquisition strategy
There are various reasons for deciding to acquire a business. Examples are the purchasing of knowledge and know-how, extending your range of products or services, the realisation of benefits of scale and strengthening of your market position. On the basis of a business plan we can jointly develop your business’ growth strategy.
The added value of an acquisition can be determined by assessing the value of the synergy benefits that result from the full or partial merging of two companies. Van Oers Corporate Finance can support you by making a properly substantiated decision and by determining an acquisition strategy.
Company takeovers - purchasing phase
Collecting information and valuation
Once the preparation phase has been successfully completed, it is of great importance that the agreements are clear and businesslike. Depending on the specific situation the acquirer will have to carry out an analysis of the business. We will use this analysis to collect information on the object being sold in a structured manner. The most important focus is, of course, the (added) value of the business to be taken over.
Company takeovers - completion phase
Coordinating the due diligence
After the letter of intent has been signed, you have, as the buyer, the opportunity to verify the correctness and completeness of the information and administration provided. In most cases this means that your advisors, such as the accountant, tax specialist, lawyer etc. investigate the correctness and completeness of the information provided earlier in the process. The formulation of the sub areas to be investigated and the possible influence of the outcomes on the acquisition value can be crucial for the successfulness or otherwise completion of the transaction.