How To Look Beyond the Obvious Acquirer for Your Business

Posted July 19, 2018 by OCP | Post a Comment

A wise advisor once said, “Obvious buyers are obvious”. This truism serves as a recommendation to sellers to seek beyond the obvious buyers when constructing a list of potential acquirers

Obvious buyers typically identified include a mix of direct competitors and the large players that dominate the sector. Many investment banks often provide sellers with a list of the 25 or so obvious buyers, resulting in the seller feeling a false sense of comfort because all the names of the potential acquirers that they are familiar with are on the list. And, while many of these companies may represent high-fit potential acquirers, the seller is missing out on engaging with a large number of less obvious, high-fit potential acquirers. These acquirers have a strong strategic rationale to acquire and a resulting high willingness to pay a premium purchase price.

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Healthcare, Life Sciences, Blog Article, Sell-Side M&A, Business Services, Technology, Consumer, Strategic Advisory

The Difference Between Strategic & Financial Acquirers

Posted June 01, 2018 by OCP | Post a Comment

When owners decide to sell their company, one of the first things they consider is building a list of high-fit potential acquirers for the business. With private equity (financial) acquirers becoming so abundant in the last 10 years (over 2,500 in North America), the list of potential acquirers to approach in the sale process is likely to consist of both strategic and financial acquirers.

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Selling Your Company: How to Respond to An Unsolicited Offer to Buy Your Business

Posted April 23, 2018 by OCP | Post a Comment

You received an inquiry or offer to buy your company - now what?

An unsolicited acquisition offer for your business can come as a surprise. If you haven’t considered selling your company or you are 3-5 years out from your planned exit, you may be caught off guard. This can lead to stress and worry about making the right decision in order maximize the sales price.

No matter what your industry of focus is, there are some key strategies you should employ when faced with an inquiry or offer to acquire your company.  The decision you make must be an informed decision in alignment with your objectives.

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Develop Your Financing Strategy to Attract Capital and Move Beyond Your Initial Seed Stage

Posted April 20, 2018 by OCP | Post a Comment

From the moment you make a decision to set up and operate a business, you’re in the “business lifecycle.” Fasten your seatbelt before the drive as you’ll journey from idea to startup, and if successful, through to the growth and maturity phases. Each stage of the lifecycle has a unique set of obstacles to deal with and overcome. Being flexible in your thinking and adapting your strategy as you move along will serve you well. This not only applies to a business strategy but also to the financial plans to support the development and growth of the Company. A capital financing strategy should summarize investor targets for outreach by stage of the lifecycle, inflection points and how these will change valuation, and the actions to be taken over a three-to-five year period to achieve the company's goals in its business evolution. Putting together the strategy is hard work that takes time and considerable thought. Raising money is also hard work, so get started today.

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Objective Capital Partners Expands its Investment Banking Practice to Serve Owners of Lower Middle Market Companies

Posted October 19, 2016 by OCP | Post a Comment

 

San Diego, CA- October 20, 2016 - Objective Capital Partners, a leading M&A investment banking firm focused on transactions for companies with enterprise values up to $500MM, is pleased to announce an expansion of their transactional and advisory services with the establishment of its Lower Middle Market Investment Banking Practice (LMM).  The LMM Practice applies Objective Capital’s highly engineered transaction processes to serve entrepreneur-led companies having revenues of $3-15MM, assisting business owners with mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transactions.

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