Finding and approaching a target
Identifying a target company can be a short process (you may already have a business in mind) or it can be a very long one. The length of a search depends upon the nature of the industry and how wide the parameters have been set (location, size etc). There are a number of search techniques that can be used.
Mercer & Hole are able to make contact with targets where necessary – helping maintain your confidentiality, and ensuring that your approach is taken seriously.
When the time is right to meet, Mercer & Hole can facilitate and provide support in the early appraisals of the business. It is important that key financial information is requested from potential sellers, otherwise informed decisions cannot be made in subsequent stages.