7 phases of Acquisition strategy

The 7 Phases of a Successful Business Acquisition Strategy

Growing a business through expansion requires planning. Use our 7 step guide to learn how to create a successful business acquisition strategy process.

Achieving business expansion through proven acquisition strategies has the potential to:

  • Expose your business to a broader audience – clients and talent
  • Increase your customer base and improve revenue
  • Lead to higher profits
  • Diversify services, markets, and regions
  • Create new opportunities for your existing staff
  • Increase company value

Deciding to acquire another company is a big decision that requires resources like time, money and expertise. It is most important to start with a well-defined business acquisition strategy that provides purposeful structure throughout each stage. To follow a thoughtful and informed process, plan and analyze the transaction with the following seven phases:

  1. Define your acquisition strategy 
  2. Identify target companies
  3. Build a business case and develop financial modeling 
  4. Due Diligence
  5. Deal Structure negotiation
  6. Sign and close
  7. Post-close integration

Over the next seven weeks, Thinc Strategy will provide insights into the best practices when executing a business acquisition strategy. We will delve into each phase in detail, offering insights to help you plan your next successful transaction, and achieve growth. Next week, we’ll first dive into step one: “Defining your Business Acquisition Strategy.”

Need help planning and executing a business acquisition strategy? Our acquisition advisory and planning services are here to help your company grow through expansion. Contact us today to learn how our experienced strategists can make your business more profitable.