Specialist Guidance to Support Your M&A Journey
ibd has a dedicated M&A team with advisors across the country with the skills and expertise to support every aspect of the M&A process.
If you are looking to sell your business
We will work with you to create your exit strategy or define your merger goals. We will represent you with potential buyers and support you to maintain and grow your business throughout the process.
Bob Clarke, ibd adviser and M&A specialist, explains more. “Understanding the end goal is an essential first step for a company
wishing to sell or merge with another organisation. That’s where we start, and from there we develop detailed documents that outline the financial and operational strengths of an organisation, as well as defining its value. Using our network and expertise, we proactively seek potential buyers, find funding solutions and mediate to bring both parties to a commercial agreement. Our objectivity is always a real benefit to our clients, and we can access any specialist or sector-specific support they need throughout the process through the ibd network.”
If you are looking to acquire a business
We will work with you to understand the impact you are looking for and help you find the right prospect.
Paul Marsh Ibd adviser specialises in business acquisition: “Businesses can from a variety of sources, and we identify possible companies then work closely with clients to assess the strategic fit of any potential purchase. With our support through valuation and due diligence, we negotiate on behalf of our clients, working with specialists as required, to secure a successful sale. We can also provide ongoing support after transactions have been completed, to guide the transition into a new entity.”
In the Meantime…Business as Usual
Maintaining business as usual throughout the M&A journey is vital, whether you are buying or selling. We provide specialist expertise to ensure your internal and external stakeholders understand and support your aspirations.
Siobhán Lavelle, ibd adviser and M&A communication specialist, explains, “Customer confidence, staff morale and supplier
loyalty can be massively impacted by potential M&A changes. By planning how you communicate through the process from the very beginning, we ensure the stability of your operations continue, minimising disruption and keeping you on track towards your growth targets. Engaging the people that matter to your business at the right time and in the right way is an essential aspect of your M&A work stream.”
With major change such as M&A comes major risk, as companies seek to change the footprint of their businesses through sale or acquisition. Contact ibd to find out how our M&A Specialist Team can help you transform the future prospects of your business.