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Acquisition search & strategy

For a company looking to grow, they often face two options: to grow organically or through acquisition. Though acquisition can be a faster way to grow strategically, taking a proactive approach ensures the right acquisition search criteria and strong pipeline of targets, better industry knowledge, potentially stronger positioning with seller, and ultimately, the best outcome for your business.

To align your acquisition strategy with overall company strategy, there are key things to consider:

  • reasons for acquisition – will it help you achieve your goals
  • expected return on investment
  • payback period
  • appropriate deal size
  • cash flow
  • company synergies
  • geography.

Grant Thornton can assist in the identification, grading, screening, due diligence and execution of acquisitions to maximise the growth opportunities of your business. Our approach is tailored to reduce day-to-day disruption and ensure you can continue to focus where it matters most – on your business – during the acquisition process.

How we help

Our methodology features meticulous planning and project management, objective evaluation and close collaboration. Everything's in place to ensure commercial rigour, protect confidentiality and maximum value outcomes.

As there is an opportunity cost for management time, we take a very hands-on approach in conducting due diligence and bid support mandates, and provide guidance and support from start to completion. Depending on your needs, we can provide acquisition strategy scopes for a ‘comprehensive approach’ or a ‘supporting role’ to make sure you are fully supported however required throughout the process.

Our significant experience advising on merger and acquisition transactions enables us to provide insightful and commercially reliable advice. We draw upon the expertise and resources of our local and international colleagues to access the right decision makers of potential investors. It also enables us to provide advice in relation to accounting and taxation matters as they arise during the acquisition process.

We pride ourselves on transparency and open communication. We maintain a timetable of all actions required during the process and use regular project management meetings to keep the management team updated.

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Paul Gooley
Partner & National Head of Corporate Finance
Paul Gooley
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Paul Gooley
Partner & National Head of Corporate Finance
Paul Gooley

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