If you are looking to acquire a business, it should be easy, shouldn’t it? There are a considerable number of businesses for sale. However, once you target the right size, sector and region, what seems like an ocean of opportunity is more like a puddle close up. And, in some cases, even that evaporates fast.
We crunched the numbers and, of all active companies in the UK, just 2% are available for sale right now.
With such slim pickings, you need to have extreme patience, or be willing to compromise. If there is an attractive business for sale, competition can be fierce and you have brokers to deal with.
However, with our help, you can fish in the ocean, not a pond. By targeting the 98% off-market you can realise a much more targeted and successful approach to acquisition.
When we speak to business owners and ask the ‘million-dollar question’ if they would consider selling, about two-thirds say ‘yes’.
That doesn’t mean that the deal is done, but that they would be willing to meet with our clients and consider a serious offer for their company.
Better still, our clients get to speak to business owners direct. No interference, no advisors, no distractions. It’s the best way to acquire a business.
Choice is critical to the overall success of your acquisition plans. Having an offer accepted, and heading past Heads of Terms into due diligence is promising, but much can still go wrong even at these stages. It’s important to have a number of prospective deals in front of you so you can afford to walk away.
To buy a company that fits your criteria, and on the right valuation and structure, a ratio of ten to one is about right.
We can help you get there.
That’s OK. You’re welcome to take a look around our website and find out a little more about how we go about acquisition.
Buying a business is a great opportunity to invest capital and realise a good return, particularly if you are seeking to use it to accelerate growth or to invest in new regions or services. Perhaps you are thinking about how to finance it?
Even if in the very early stages you can talk to the team by calling 01962 609 000, or just come back when you’re ready to get going.
There is only so much you can tell from our website.
Our commitment to client confidentiality means that we are
cautious about detailing specific clients or deals struck
At the same time, if you contact us, we can share examples of our work,
discuss projected outcomes and cover off how we can help you.
We are confident you will find working with Unloq refreshing.
We’re not like a traditional M&A business, with large up front
fees and city-first approach to acquisition. We’re a modern
data-driven business that works as hard as possible to find
clients the best possible opportunities.
We do all the hard yards to help clients find, engage and
complete on one or more details.
Better still we are both transparent and accountable to all
clients. Offering realtime reporting, responsive staff and a
shared commitment to achieving your aims.
To hear more about our client, please call 01962 609 000 or