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acquisition targets

Are you an entrepreneur looking to expand your business portfolio, a business owner wanting to strengthen and grow your company or branch out into new areas of activity, then you may want to consider an acquisition or merger with an existing company. Identifying businesses that are in a distressed state and may benefit from being restructured or strengthened by your own business model could provide a cost effective answer to your growth strategy. Using our service you can identify targets in the right sector and capitalise on company administrations with far less initial outlay than starting a new business or buying a successful organisation that matches your expansion needs.

There are many reasons why a company may find itself in financial difficulty, it may have suffered from under investment, had an inflexible business model, weak financial controls or poor marketing, identeco's Acquisition Target service monitors all UK insolvency activity and can help you find the right opportunity by bringing together data to help investors and companies identify businesses in a distressed state, liquidated companies or those in administration to ascertain who may be a potential acquisition target.

Our data lists will help you source the best fit for your acquisition strategy and together with our company reporting service provides the intelligence which looks at financial history, director structures, profitability, growth, assets and size - providing you with the necessary insight to understand if a company has the hallmarks of a good business investment.

This service is included as part of The Business Support Toolkit subscription.

Key features:

  • Identify targets for merger or acquisition
  • Build powerful lists by sector and area
  • Identify opportunities for investment or aid growth plans
  • Find targets and capitalise on company administrations
  • Information updated daily
  • Access a comprehensive list of businesses in administration and liquidation

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Identify targets for an acquisition and merger with our detailed reports

Are you an entrepreneur looking to expand your business portfolio, a business owner wanting to strengthen and grow your company or branch out into new areas of activity? Acquisition or mergers with an existing company are an effective way of meeting your growth forecasting goals and identifying businesses that are in a distressed state and who may benefit from being restructured or strengthened by your own business model could provide a cost-effective answer to your growth strategy.

How do I find the right business to purchase?

There are many ways to find the right organisation for a merger or acquisition prior to making the first approach. These include speaking to a company that you are already aware of; this might be a competitor, a supplier or even an existing customer. Another option is to explore opportunities via networking events, or by using third parties such as investment banks or corporate finance firms who, for a fee, will make these introductions for you and manage the deal.

Unlimited detailed acquisition reporting is included in identeco’s Business Support Toolkit subscription for only £79.95 per year

Using our acquisition targets service, subscribers can identify potential companies or businesses rapidly and cost-effectively. Our reporting will alert you to companies or businesses that are in the right sector and enable you to capitalise on organisations which are in distress or those companies who are entering into administration. Using identeco’s acquisition reporting is a rapid and effective way for you to meet your growth goals, with far less initial outlay than starting a new business or buying a successful organisation that matches your expansion needs.

There are many reasons why a company may find itself in financial difficulty; it may have suffered from under investment, be undervalued, does not use its assets to maximum effect, has in inflexible business model, poor management, weak financial controls or poor marketing. A business that is struggling is not by any means a ‘bad business’.

How does identeco’s Acquisition Targeting service work?

identeco's Acquisition Target service monitors all UK insolvency activity as well as the credit ratings of existing companies which will help you find the right opportunity for your business growth. We bring together multiple data sources of insolvent, liquidated or distressed organisations and with specific filtering fields such as SIC code or sector, age, assets and turnover, we enable investors and companies to clearly identify ideal acquisition targets.

Our data lists will help you source the best fit for your acquisition strategy and together with our company reporting service will provide the data intelligence to provide the insights which will provide you with initial due diligence to start a conversation. Our reports will provide financial history, director structures, profitability, growth, assets and size - providing you with the necessary insight to understand if a company has the hallmarks of a good business investment.

How to approach a business about a merger or buyout?

Once identeco has helped you to identify the ideal business, you will need to initially register your interest in that organisation, usually with the business owners. Be clear about your intentions, and how you will finance the deal as well as provide an outline for future plans and how your products or services would complement theirs.

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identeco’s Acquisition Target Reporting service is included as part of the Business Support Toolkit subscription, which is available for £79.95 per year and includes a range of business services at no additional cost. To see a list of services included in an annual subscription, click here.

For more information on the Business Support Toolkit, drop us an email or contact the team to arrange a free trial or quick 10 minute demo – we promise you will be impressed.

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