M&A: How Do I Acquire or Be Acquired?

This forum will focus on mergers and acquisitions, specifically around how to prepare your business for acquisition, or how to get started doing the acquiring. Sessions will be moderated and as an attendee, you drive the topics and conversation. There is no specific agenda for these sessions. The content will derive from questions such as:

When and where do I start on the path to exiting my business?

What are some of the do’s and don’ts that I need to consider?

What sort of advisers should I work with and when?

How much will getting my business sorted out and then acquired cost me?

What are the key drivers of value in a business like mine, and how can I improve them?

How much money can I expect for my business, and when will I be paid it?

Should I acquire or focus more on organic growth?

What sort of businesses should I look for?

How do I find ideal businesses to acquire and how do I know if they are any good?

What sort of help do I need in looking for and acquiring companies?

What does the acquisition process look like?

How do I successfully integrate any business which I do acquire?