Mergers & Acquisitions
As technologies mature and high rates of growth become more difficult to achieve, many companies look for acquisitions to maintain growth, augment their product lines, obtain new technologies, and remain vital. SMG has found that even companies that are not commonly considered large enough to undertake acquisitions can gain significant value through purchasing closely related businesses.
It is extremely important
to understand how an acquisition fits with a
company’s business strategy and what specific assets are being sought. Understanding this fit will also help a company
field unsolicited requests from other companies seeking to be bought and to implement screening criteria
that will quickly separate
high potential from the rest.
The goal in any
acquisition is to obtain significantly more value than the purchase price.
By understanding their core strengths, acquirers
will be able to extend, augment, or add new capabilities to enhance their market, technical, financial, and competitive positions.
SMG's Experience with Mergers & Acquisitions
been involved in all phases of the acquisition process including developing
the business strategy, determining the goals for the acquisition, identifying
and screening opportunities, conducting due diligence, and assisting with
post-acquisition operating combinations and revenue achievement.
this experience, we have learned that a well-organized and disciplined process
is essential to undertaking and concluding acquisitions that achieve a
company’s goals. Too often companies respond in ad hoc ways to opportunities
shortchange good planning and investigative processes. SMG brings a
disciplined and ordered approach to identifying, qualifying, and evaluating
acquisitions, remains objective and data driven, and adheres to the
company’s strategic goals throughout the work.
of our Mergers & Acquisitions experience include: