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Mergers and acquisitions

The Partners at Ignition Corporate Finance have advised on numerous domestic UK and cross-border acquisitions.

As our clients develop their growth ambitions, we work closely with them to identify which goals are best achieved through organic growth and which are best achieved through acquisition. Having helped to define the most appropriate acquisition strategy, we seek to articulate the specific attributes potential target companies should possess in order to create the shareholder value our clients are seeking.

We use our extensive network of contacts and research capabilities to identify appropriate targets which, when coupled with our transactional and strategic experience, maximises the chances of a successful approach to the target's owners.

Once a successful approach has been made, we project manage every aspect of the transaction from an initial valuation of the acquisition target, through to the preparation of an indicative offer, focusing the required due diligence on the key areas of commercial risk and leading the negotiations with the vendors.

Following the completion of the acquisition, we work with clients to ensure that the integration of the target is as efficient and effective as possible so that the shareholder value created fully justifies the acquisition price paid.

The acquisition and integration of businesses is inherently a complex and time-consuming process. Our transactional experience is invaluable in ensuring that the chances of completing a successful acquisition strategy are maximised.

Example transaction experience
  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    Spanoptics Ltd
    by
    Gooch & Housego plc

  • Specialist Retail

    Acquisition
    of
    Digital Dudz Inc
    by
    AFG Media Ltd

  • Energy

    Acquisition
    of
    Senior Hargreaves Limited
    by
    M+W Group Ltd

  • Renewable Energy

    Acquisition
    out of the
    Countrystyle Group
    by
    Tamar Energy Ltd

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    ACW Technology Limited (UK & China)
    by
    TT Electronics plc

  • Publishing

    Acquisition
    of
    Adam Matthew Digital Limited
    by
    SAGE Publications

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    CSG plc
    by
    Hg Capital

  • Consumer

    Acquisition
    of
    Friends Reunited Ltd
    by
    brightsolid Ltd

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    NTL
    by
    Cabletel Inc

  • Business Services

    Acquisition
    of
    TCC Ltd
    by
    AFL Inc

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    Roaming Factory
    by
    Noblestar Inc

  • Leisure

    Merger
    of
    STS Travel Ltd
    with
    Kingswood Ltd

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    Crystal Tech Inc
    by
    Gooch and Housego

  • Technology

    Acquisition
    of
    EM4 Inc
    by
    Gooch and Housego

 
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