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.
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.
After 33 years with the company, Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose and deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, is stepping down.
Whatever business you’re in, it’s not a case of where you go from here, but how you grow from here.
I love London. We are regular visitors to Marble Arch where we host seminars, and the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, which is a great place to meet clients. In fact I was there last week meeting with an exciting new client.
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