Acquisitions

Acquisitions: Fuelling Growth

Most companies that are large enough to acquire others have already learned that even though it may appear expensive, it can often be easier to acquire than to develop internally. The decision to acquire begins with an analysis of your current IRR. If you find that you can earn 15% on monies invested internally and you can acquire companies for an ROI of 20%, you should be in growth through acquisition mode

If you find yourself in that position, the next question is direction. Do you want to simply buy competitors and increase revenues, or are there synergistic products and markets that could maximize your current marketing operation? Should you be adding new geography or adding new markets in your current area? Develop a strategy in conjunction with Infinite Capital before you start the process of looking for acquisitions.

There are many considerations to be noted in an acquisition analysis, which differ for a corporate acquirer and a financial buyer. The corporate buyer should consider amongst other factors: synergy, management, products, markets, savings, capacity, and price. Other considerations would be red flags that could signal dangers below the surface such as inconsistent financials, environmental issues, lawsuits, low margins, competition, and poor documentation to list a few of the more obvious.

Approach:

Our acquisition advisory approach is as follows:

1. Creation of Buying Strategy

Developing alternatives and recommending appropriate courses of action for owners to take as part of a:

  • Growth Strategy
  • Industry Consolidation Strategy
  • Business Diversification Strategy
  • Advising clients in the development and formulation of acquisition strategies
  • Recommending appropriate courses of action  

2. Acquisition Search

  • Identifying potential acquisition targets (including companies not on the market)
  • Identifying, screening and initiating discussions with potential sellers  

3. Valuations

  • Establishing valuation expectations and acquisition price multiples

4. Acquisition Implementation

  • Executing management/employee buyouts
  • Executing consolidations & roll-ups
  • Executing strategic acquisition
  • Executing financed acquisition transaction
  • Closing the Acquisition
  • Structuring transactions
  • Coordinating legal, tax, accounting and other closing-related buying activities 

5. Capital Resources

  • Arranging acquisition financing for buyers, consisting of all types of debt and equity

 

 To explore your companies current Acquisition Opportunities click here.

Management Buy Outs

MBOs: Management as shareholders

Infinite Capital helps operating managers acquire companies from their present owners. Managers often lack the necessary capital to acquire the company from the selling shareholders. Infinite Capital will help develop negotiating strategies and finance resources for the acquisition. We work with management to structure a financing solution that provides the company with the proper blend of debt and equity to consummate the acquisition and to provide sufficient working capital to support future growth.

 

The MBO Process:

 MBO Process

M&A Financing Strategy

Infinite Capital offers creative solutions for growth and diversification financing. You may wonder about the appropriate financing for your company and where to find investors or lenders. You will need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of equity and debt financing. Financing growth means attracting investors and building financial partnerships that ensure your long-term success. Infinite Capital can link you with capital sources to help you stay competitive. We can provide you with many options from senior debt facilities to growth capital and mezzanine funding – let us help you craft the right package with the right team for your business. When your business needs growth financing, timing is critical. Infinite Capital has the right contacts to deliver the financing you need, when you need it.

The process of adding new capital (equity and/or debt) into your company can be necessary for a variety of purposes such as:

  • Buyout of partners or family members
  • Realising a portion of the real value of your company in cash as capital gains
  • Inject new capital for growth
  • Remove your personal risk from corporate liabilities
  • Create a vehicle to enable your management team to acquire equity or buy you out
  • Introduction of a Black Economic Empowerment partner
  • Grow the business with a new investor’s capital and sell the remainder of your equity at a later stage…and a higher value.

We can help you answer the following questions:

  • Where does this new capital come from?
  • Who can take advantage of this financial vehicle
  • Find out more about our financing advisory services

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Resources

If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or executive the resources compiled here are designed to assist you in improving business performance and profitability with a focus toward corporate transactions.

 

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