Acquiring a Business?

Industry experts say few buyers understand the hidden risks of acquiring a business. And after guiding over 300 business transfers, we’d have to agree.

In fact, very few prospective buyers have the skills, knowledge or planning to minimize these hidden risks.

And without the right skills, knowledge or planning, you could:

  • Acquire the wrong business to meet your goals

  • Leave value on the negotiating table

  • Reduce your anticipated ROI

  • Increase your long-term liability

  • Damage your parent company or personal brand

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Why does this matter to you?

Without the skills, knowledge and planning, you could miss the opportunity of a lifetime. Or spend years trying to exit a bad acquisition.

So before pulling the trigger on a business acquisition, you – and your team – must know how to:

  • Value a business accurately

  • Fund the acquisition

  • Calculate the real ROI

  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence

  • Integrate the new business with existing operations


As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And preparing for a business acquisition BEFORE it happens can be one of the smartest business decisions you’ll make.

A formalized acquisition plan can help you exploit opportunities when they pop up, maximize your acquisition value and avoid costly mistakes.

To find out how prepared you are for a business acquisition, take our complimentary Acquisition Preparedness Assessment below.