For most acquirers, searching on-market can be a chastening experience. Whilst there seems to be a considerable choice, once you have filtered out the misfits, small and marginal businesses there may be few, if any, left that may be of interest to you.
So, if you are ambitious, you then have a difficult choice. You can wait patiently for the right business to come to market, or you can try to find other ways to find acquisition opportunities.
You could try to do it yourself, come up with a list, and painstakingly try to contact the list one by one, but if you’re busy then this may not be time well invested.
You could hire someone, and use their endeavours to find you deals, yet can you find someone with the experience and drive to deliver? Experienced professionals won’t want to put in all the calling and networking to find new opportunities, and the motivated without experience will be unconvincing when talking to business owners and operators.
So perhaps you could ask Unloq. We’ve got access to the best data and optimised processes built to support a dynamic team that speaks to business owners day in and day out and finds the right fitting matches for their companies.
IT MAKES SENSE TO COVER THE FULL MARKET
Given that only 2% of active UK businesses are currently marketed for sale, and the vast proportion of businesses sold are approached or are sold without ever going to market. So the best results come from early engagement using a comprehensive origination process.
If you want to talk this through, simply call us on 0333 050 8225 and discuss your current situation and what you would like to do about it. There’s no pressure, no sales pitch, just straightforward advice.