Acquiring a business is a numbers game. The more you approach, the higher chance you have of a successful outcome both in price and fit.
We estimate you need to reach approximately 200 profiled opportunities to successfully acquire a business. Approaching this many businesses will give you the range needed to help you find the best possible fit. The challenge is that most of these businesses will not be for sale right now.
Our experienced team of M&A professionals search both on and off market. Using approximately 15 different data sources, profiling target businesses, sifting the wheat from the chaff. To make sure that no stone is left unturned in your business acquisition search. To open doors. To give you options.
You need to scrutinise at least 20 opportunities to find the right one.
We help clients narrow down their prospects and engage the best opportunities. Most trading businesses look attractive from the outside. We help you look under the surface, evaluate synergies, assess the staff, understand the market and, of course, find the cracks. It’s important to look at a target business from every angle.
Our experienced team is on hand to scrutinise every serious acquisition target, assisting with both financial, market, and operational considerations. Advising you every step of the way, whether this is your first or fiftieth company purchase.
Negotiating with up to 5 serious acquisitions puts you in the driving seat.
It’s difficult to walk away if you’re only negotiating with one party. Starting from square one is unappealing, but if you have not had the widest search, it’s a place you many end up in whether you like it or not.
So, if you are in a position to say ‘no’, the best way is by having alternatives in front of you. Having a number of options allows you to make the smartest choice.
We help clients complete their business acquisition well, on the right terms and for the right price.
We have been greatly impressed by the clear and impartial advice given us by Firm Gains. After just an initial phone call we felt much better informed, with a new awareness of the many options available to us.
Firm gains understood our situation quickly and clearly, and were anything but ‘pushy’.
In the early stages of such an important undertaking, it can be a bit of a moral maze: who do you trust?
Firm Gains gave me confidence with detailed advice and support. I would recommend their services to other entrepreneurs seeking to buy a business.
I contacted Firm Gains as I needed independent advice and guidance on the sale of my company. They did exactly as promised: helping me with my exit plan, and recommending a sale advisor to work with the right skills to help me successfully sell.
Now, just about a year later, my business was successfully sold at exactly the level I was looking for. Thank You.
Thanks for the advice. I was just about to sign up to the wrong kind of business agent for a company of our size, but read your post just in time.
I found a more serious partner, with experience in our industry and we’re already using the same language.
I found it much easier to get my head around a business sale this way than talking to my accountant. You speak a language I understand!
Even though the whole process of selling seems daunting, I’ve got more confidence that I’m heading in the right direction.
Thank you for your email and the excellent advice provided earlier this week. It was immensely helpful and has helped me to plan my future direction for my Practice.
I would have no problem whatsoever in recommending your services in the future.
We found the advice invaluable, which was clear and concise and felt your firm had a good handle on market trends and business sectors. With also the backup of the secondary services, there was a feeling you had all bases covered if we wanted to proceed with the service.
Firm Gains were recommended to me and I was not disappointed. John was efficient, helpful and effective responding quickly to my request with all the facts that were needed to ensure a stress free dialogue with our buyer.
What really helped was the advice over and above the valuation, which was immensely valuable and gave me the confidence to proceed. I would not hesitate in recommending them.