Category : CORPORATE FINANCE and MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY ACQUISITIONS

Company acquisitions pose many risks. Michael Tait, Independent-Chairman, discusses the mains risks with company acquisitions in his experience. I have heard it said that 5 out of 6 acquisitions fail to meet what was hoped for. This suggests that either the strategic fit wansn’t well thought out or the integration of the aquired company was […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF COST CONSOLIDATION IN AN ACQUISITION

The importance of cost consolidation in an acquisition cannot be underestimated. Cost consolidation is a critical aspect of the integration process when acquiring another company. The primary goal of cost consolidation is to help offset acquisition costs and improve overall operational efficiency. Here are several reasons why cost consolidation is important in the context of […]

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TRADE SALE OR SECONDARY BUYOUT – COMPARED

Trade sale or secondary buyout – compared. Both trade sales and secondary buyouts are methods by which private equity firms can exit their investments in portfolio companies. However, they involve different types of buyers and have distinct characteristics. Michael Tait compares trade sales and secondary buyouts: Buyer Type: Trade Sale: In a trade sale, the […]

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DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN A COMPANY ACQUISITION

Michael Tait, an experienced acquisition chairman explains the key processes of due diligence in a company acquisition. During a company acquisition, several due diligence activities are typically carried out to assess the target company’s financial, legal, operational, and strategic aspects. The specific due diligence activities can vary depending on the nature of the acquisition and […]

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CORPORATE FINANCE GUIDE

Corporate finance is a branch of finance that deals with the financial management of corporations or businesses. It involves a range of financial activities, including: Investment analysis Capital budgeting Financing decisions Risk management Dividend policy The goal of corporate finance is to maximize shareholder value by making strategic financial decisions that increase the company’s profitability […]

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SELECTING A CORPORATE FINANCE LENDER

Michael Tait, independent chairman and non executive director, discusses the selection of a corporate finance lender. The process of selecting a corporate finance lender typically involves several steps, and the role of the chairman will depend on the specific circumstances and the governance structure of the company. Here are some general considerations that may form […]

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SELECTING AND TOPPING UP INVESTMENT WITH MEZZANINE FINANCE

Mezzanine finance is a type of financing that combines elements of debt and equity. It typically involves providing a company with a subordinated debt instrument that has a higher yield than traditional debt, as well as an equity component such as warrants or options. Mezzanine finance is often used to finance growth initiatives, such as […]

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YOUR M&A ADVISOR IS YOUR CLOSE PARTNER IN A SALE OR WHEN RAISING CAPITAL

A corporate finance or M&A advisor is a professional who provides financial advice and support to companies and organisations. The role of a corporate finance advisor is to help companies and organisations achieve their financial goals and make informed decisions about their financial future. Responsibilities of a corporate finance advisor include: 1. Providing financial advice: […]

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THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MERGERS & ACQUISTIONS ADVISOR

Michael Tait highlights the key roles of the Mergers & Acquisitions adviser – M&A Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisors play a crucial role in the corporate world by providing strategic guidance and support to companies involved in M&A transactions. The role of an M&A advisor is to help clients make informed decisions about their M&A […]

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THE ALL IMPORTANT SALE PROSPECTUS TO SUPPORT A SUCCESSFUL EXIT

Michael Tait discusses the importance of a good sale prospectus to support a successful exit. A company sale prospectus is a document that provides potential buyers with information about a company that is for sale. It is an important tool in the process of selling a company as it helps to attract potential buyers, provide […]

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