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Buy a Business

Why procure our services?


Whether you represent an investment fund that wishes to diversify its portfolio or a company looking to grow externally, Atlantic Finance has the expertise and the network required to offer you a wider pool of best-suited targets as well as guarantees in terms of transaction structure and due diligence.

The main steps of an acquisition process

The main steps in a business acquisition process

step 1

Preparation

  • Understanding expectations and objectives: synergies, size, financial data, management, company culture, industry ecosystem, expertises, …
  • Defining the acquisition strategy: financial and legal terms, calendar, market value, organisation, integration, …

step 2

Search for targets

  • Active search for potential targets to acquire
  • Active market monitoring and benchmarking, target identification, professional network activation
  • Confidential contact with targeted companies
  • Assessment of the targets’ interest

step 3

Negotiations

  • Setting up meetings with interested targets and assessment of mutual interest according to acquisition criteria
  • Setting up meetings between targets and acquirers
  • Deep analysis of shortlisted targets
  • Monitoring due diligences performed in the Data Room
  • Advisory in the drafting of a letter of intention (LOI) comprising the main terms of a potential transaction
  • Coordination and management of the calendar for consultancies and accountancy, fiscal and legal due diligences
  • Advisory regarding terms: price, guarantees of assets and liabilities, payment procedures, …
  • Reporting at every step of the way

step 4

Financing

  • Structuring of a business plan and financial arrangement to be sent to banks
  • Negotiating with financial partners

step 5

Signature of the MOU

  • Coordinating the drafting of the memorandum of understanding (MOU)
  • Organising the deal closing
  • Waiver of the conditions precedent

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