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Platform versus Bolt-on Acquisitions

When the owners of a business are considering an exit, one standard avenue they look to explore is private equity (“PE”). Alongside trade buyers, PE has emerged globally as a leading buyer of established businesses. For a deeper dive into PE, click here. One important consideration when thinking about PE as a potential buyer of a part... Read More

How long does it take to sell a business?

One of the more common questions we receive from potential clients looking to sell their business is how long the process will take. Clearly, once a business owner has committed to selling, they want the sale to be completed as quickly as possible. The sooner they can get their hands on those sale proceeds the better. So, how long does it... Read More

Avoiding courtroom dramas in M&A.

It was our first face-to-face meeting with the potential buyer. They were dead keen to meet our client after reviewing the information memorandum. We had teed up a meeting at our offices. Everything seemed to be on track. The potential buyer arrives. There was the usual exchange of pleasantries and slightly awkward small talk. It was then... Read More

Share Sale Versus Asset Sale.

There are two essential ways that an M&A transaction can be structured: as a share sale or as an asset sale. In a share sale, the buyer takes over the business by purchasing the shares in the relevant company. In an asset sale, the buyer takes ownership of the assets that make up the underlying business. In this article we take a high... Read More

The M&A Lessons of Bondi Sands.

Another local success story has been snapped up by a global giant. This time it is homegrown self-tanning company Bondi Sands selling to Japanese beauty giant Kao Corporation. While a smaller transaction than the $3.7 purchase of Aesop by L’Oreal back in April, it is still a very large deal. Media outlets are reporting Bondi Sands’... Read More

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