Growth by acquisition is typically the fastest approach to expansion.
Acquisitions can enhance a buyer’s business by capitalising on synergies/cross selling opportunities and from applying the buyers business approach to the target company.
However, expanding by acquisition is not without its potential problems. Overestimating the synergies, overpaying for a business and a poor integration of the target are amongst the biggest causes of failure.
You can mitigate this risk by partnering with an experienced and pro-active advisor. Please follow these links for an explanation of the key stages: