Growing Your Business Through Acquisition

by John Taylor

Making the decision to grow your business through acquisition should not be one that is taken lightly. This course will guide you on how to grow your business through mergers and acquisitions and the pitfalls and issues to be aware of along the way.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Consider whether a takeover or a merger is the right step for your organisation
  • Understand how to value a company and finance an acquisition
  • Identify the most appropriate ways to merge businesses and recognise the potential challenges involved
  • Consider the issues arising from a takeover or merger from the viewpoint of customers, suppliers, and business assets
  • Identify and apply the right accounting and finance processes

About the course

There are various options to consider when growing your business. This course focuses on expansion through buying another business or merging with a partner business. Whether it's a merger or a takeover, expanding a business in this way requires a leap into the unknown; no matter how much preliminary investigation and negotiation you do, the full truth never emerges until the businesses are affiliated.

This course provides you with the tools and techniques you need to be able to understand how to grow your business and the pitfalls and issues to be aware of. This course will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a merger or acquisition.

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Contents

  • The right move?
    • The difference between takeovers and mergers
    • The difference between takeovers and mergers
    • Reasons for expanding your business
    • Making a big decision
    • When a takeover goes wrong
    • Explaining due diligence
    • Due diligence and the acquisition process
  • Financing the deal
    • The cost of a takeover
    • The additional costs of a takeover
    • Understanding business valuation
    • The cost of borrowing and the risk premium
    • Reducing the risk premium
    • Mezzanine financing
  • Merging the businesses
    • Identifying synergies in operations
    • Merging employees
    • Dealing with management
    • Reducing costs post-takeover
    • Redundancies and cost savings
    • Understanding cultural blending
    • A clash of cultures
    • Identifying bottlenecks and problems
  • Customers, suppliers, and assets
    • Dealing with customers
    • Retaining customers following a merger/takeover
    • Understanding the management challenge
    • Managing your suppliers
    • Maintain a good working relationship with suppliers
  • Accounting and finance
    • What factors should you consider?
    • Merging MIS
    • Choosing a new system
    • The benefits of an effective management information system
    • Overheads and the effect on pricing
    • Revising the processes
    • Thinking about your processes
    • Cashflow planning
    • Taking write-offs and provisions

Author

John Taylor

Specialises in dealing with problems faced by large family-owned companies. Freelance author and lecturer.

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Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Total CPD unitshourshours21 units20 hours21 hours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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Keep your whole team up to date.

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Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
Access period12+ months
Audit-proof CPD completion certificate
Immediate access to our entire CPD catalogue
Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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