Successful Acquisitions

A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth

 Successful Acquisitions

Author: David Braun
Pub Date: April 2013
Print Edition: $26.95
Print ISBN: 9780814439043
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432662

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You want to grow your business. Acquiring other companies can help enhance your brand, consolidate your operations, give you access to new technology, make you more attractive to customers and high-value employees, and block competitors from obtaining the same assets. Yet many company acquisitions fail, simply because those overseeing the deal fail to think strategically and drift into a purely reactive approach by seizing whatever opportunity happens to show up.

Successful Acquisitions introduces a better way to grow. Written by a mergers and acquisitions expert with more than $1 billion in transactions under his belt, this book offers a practical step-by-step plan for acquisition based on proven principles. Presenting a unique Roadmap to Acquisition, it shows how to:

• Build the Foundations by taking your bearings, establishing a viable strategy for growth, and conducting systematic market and prospect research

• Build the Relationships by making initial overtures, developing a dialog of trust, and beginning negotiations

• Build the Deal by getting down to the nitty-gritty of due diligence, deal structure, closing the transaction, and integrating the entities

You’ll learn how to make criteria-driven decisions, establish a team to craft a vision for where your organization wants to go, review your growth options and create a highly structured game plan, identify the highly specific criteria for an acquisition, and know exactly when to say “yes” or “no.” You will grasp the difference between valuation and price, and the difference between price and “the seller’s equation.” You will also learn how to select and use expert advisers.

There’s more involved in mergers and acquisitions than valuation formulae and negotiation tactics. Buying a company successfully depends on mastering the entire business puzzle. Fascinating and accessible, this book helps you adopt an integrated acquisition process that will allow you to leverage new opportunities and redefine your organization to flourish in a changing world.

DAVID BRAUN is founder and CEO of Capstone Strategic, Inc., one of America’s leading M&A consulting companies, which he created to meet the unique demands of mid-market companies and their corporate growth initiatives. The firm’s clients include small and family-owned businesses as well as Fortune 500 and multinational companies. His more than 20 years’ experience formulating growth strategies in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries has led to an acquisition success rate way beyond the industry average.

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