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The main reasons for an acquisition or merger are usually associated with one or more of the following:-

  • Obtaining quality staff with additional skills, knowledge of the industry / sector and other market place intelligence
  • Accessing funds or valuable assets for new development; given that better production or distribution facilities are often less expensive to buy than to build
  • Kick-starting a process for improving business performance
  • Accessing a wider customer base and increasing market share - e.g. through acquired distribution channels and systems of the target company
  • Diversification of the products, services and enhanced long-term prospects
  • Reducing costs and overheads
  • Reducing competition
  • Acquiring new intellectual property, products or services - rather than developing these in-house
  • Accelerating organic growth.

We have considerable experience in the successful merger and integration of organisations and our knowledge and experience is documented in an 'end-to-end' process that includes:-.

  • preliminary steps to determine if an organisation is ready to undertake merger / acquisition activity
  • identification of a target organisation(s)

  • engagement of the target company / companies

  • planning for merger / acquisition

  • due diligence

  • merger / acquisition implementation

  • post-merger / acquisition integration activity


Mergers and acquisitions invariably create uncertainty amongst the entire work-force at all levels in both (or all) organisations involved.

Consequently, it is essential to have good communication programme in place throughout any merger / acquisition activity.


If you wish to bounce any concerns off us then please do make contact.


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