Acquisitions Create Fast Growth
Acquisitions help acquire a talented team, new customers, and diversify into new lines of business. To help your business grow, we can target a specific type of business or search for complementary businesses that meet your criteria.
Water Street Advisors uses a disciplined approach to narrow down the type of businesses that fit your requirements. Size, location, profitability, employees, and skillset of employees are just a few things to consider when making your acquisition.
Do you want a team in place, or do you want to lead the business?
Are you looking to buy a business to complement another business, expand your geographic footprint, or provide yourself a job?
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These are all excellent questions that are important for us to ask as we move through the process together.
DISCIPLINED AND EFFICIENT APPROACH
We use a very disciplined and efficient approach. We target businesses that are not currently for sale. We contact the owners on your behalf, which adds credibility. After we have determined the Target Acquisition Criteria, these are the steps involved in our process.
- Identify: Identify Targets and Narrow List to best prospects. Approximately 2 – 4 weeks.
- Contact: Contact Targets to determine interest, gather needed information, set up meetings, evaluate, submit a Letter of Intent. Approximately 2 – 8 weeks.
- Analysis: In-depth analysis of target, negotiations, deal structure. Approximately 4 – 12 weeks.
- Completion: Final negotiations, legal documents, closing. Approximately 8 – 14 weeks.
- Total time frame is about 24 – 38 weeks.
Our network of connections includes wealth advisors, bankers, accountants, attorneys, and many others who all have clients who are business owners. These connections provide a warm introduction to the potential Seller and begin a productive conversation.
We also use our databases to conduct searches for companies that meet your criteria and contact those company owners on your behalf.
These approaches typically yield better results than simply searching for companies that have listed themselves for sale. Acquisitions create fast growth. They are a way to acquire a talented team, new customers, and diversify into new lines of business. We can target a specific type of business or search for complementary businesses that meet your criteria.
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