At BCMS we speak with thousands of potential acquirers each year, across multiple sectors from food to healthcare and heavy industry. Interestingly, the key strategic motives for acquisition are often similar, regardless of sector.
Every year I am approached by business owners who have received an offer for their company. Some pick up the phone immediately. Some wait a while. But all are looking for support to guide them through an unknown process.
As a business owner myself, I feel I have a strong affinity with our entrepreneurial clients – their thinking, their ambitions, and how they feel about the businesses they have built.
You know how it is. There are certain parts of your role that you really love, but don’t get to do that often. Your diary just gets in the way.
I had a conversation with an acquirer the other day who has bought a number of companies through BCMS.
I regularly speak with business owners who tell me how another company has, quite out of the blue, made an offer to buy their business. As a company owner myself, I completely understand how flattered they must feel.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he will gift 99% of his shares in the social media site – that’s an estimated $45bn fortune – has generated a serious amount of media exposure.
Over the past few decades Taiwan has experienced strong economic growth, which has led to the formation of a large number of family-owned SMEs.
They say what goes around comes around, and nothing I have seen sums this up better than the news this week that Amazon – famous for sounding the death knell of the traditional bookshop – has opened… a traditional bookshop.
I’m always saddened to see people’s jobs used for political point-scoring.