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Preparing your company for a sale: Tips, strategies & tools to keep in mind

When deciding to sell your company, you can either choose to sell it in its current condition or prepare for a Merger and Acquisition (M&A). A strategic M&A plan can considerably increase the sale value of your venture and should ideally be your chosen plan of action. You will make your company more attractive to […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Post Merger Integration Process

Acquiring other companies for geographic and product expansion or merging with equal competitors are the most common strategies to increase corporate growth. However, the majority of M&A (merger and acquisitions) do not succeed. Public and private investors typically point to flawed due diligence and poor strategies, but another element is often overlooked: an absence of […]

A Guide to Strategic Due Diligence

While due diligence may not be the most exciting topic, being able to evaluate and understand a potential partner, buyer, or acquisition is important to all growing companies. A virtual dataroom supports companies within these processes. The three primary categories of due diligence are legal, financial, and strategic. Although they have traditionally been distinct, an effective […]

6 Methods of Financing Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions are parts of the natural cycle of business. A merger or acquisition can help a business expand, gather knowledge, move into a new market segment, or improve output. However, these opportunities come with expenses for both sides. Standard merger deals typically involve administrators, lawyers, and investment bankers even before the total acquisition […]

The Basics of the Virtual Deal Room

With the increasing prevalence of the virtual Deal Room as a merger and acquisition tool, there’s more of a need to understand the role of Data Rooms in the M&A process. Equally important is the need for those involved in mergers and acquisitions to learn how to set them up properly and maximize their effectiveness. […]

Letter of Intent: A Vital Tool in the Formal Negotiation Process

Business transactions tend to be surrounded by a number of questions and concerns, particularly in the case of mergers and acquisitions. Either party involved would be remiss to jump headlong into such a situation without some level of planning and negotiation. At the same time, neither wants to be legally bound to the other party’s […]

The Vital Role of Due Diligence

Information is key to the business world. The due diligence process is the way by which businesses can accumulate the necessary information to make the best investment decisions. The world of business has always rewarded the individuals and companies that carry out thorough due diligence on their transactions. Whether it is to buy a property, […]

The Main Types of Mergers and Acquisitions

Companies merge and acquire each other for many different reasons. From a hostile takeover to a friendly merger or a strategic alliance – there are many ways companies can combine forces. In this article we look at four of the main types of mergers and acquisitions and provide a mini-case study of a well-known merger […]