Acquiring a business is a numbers game. The more you approach, the more options you have, and the greater the chances of a successful outcome both in price and fit.
Our data demonstrates that for about 200 profiled opportunities you will successfully acquire one business. This can vary depending on your specific situation, but without choice, projects tend to stall or fail.
With both on and off market searching, using approximately 15 different data sources, with detailed profiling of target businesses, we identify the best targets for our clients. No stone is left unturned in our search.
Once it gets past the first conversations, you need to scrutinise at least 20 opportunities to find ‘the right one’.
We help our clients narrow down their prospects and identify the best fits. Most businesses look attractive from the outside, but there are always concerns and risks. We help you look under the surface, evaluate synergies, assess staff and identify any problems. We can help you view your acquisition targets from every angle.
Our experienced team is on hand to advise you every step of the way, whether this is your first or fiftieth company purchase.
Entering into negotiations with several serious acquisition opportunities means you are in the driving seat.
It’s difficult to walk away if you’re only negotiating with one party. Do you start all over again? Or end up going with what’s in front of you despite concerns. It’s a place many end up in the endgame.
To be able to say ‘no’ with confidence, means you need to have alternatives. Having a number of options allows you to act smart and remain in control of the process.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.