Successful Business Acquisitions: Strategies, Legal & Finance

This episode of Lunch Money was recorded live at our Sydney breakfast seminar. 

Welcome to our in-depth seminar on mastering business acquisitions! In this video, we bring together industry experts Nicholas Samios, Ian Hyman, Andrew Casson, and Malcolm Campbell to share their expertise and experiences in the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). We cover a wide range of topics essential for finance professionals, business owners, and anyone involved in the acquisition process.

Key Highlights:

  • Economic and Situational Impacts: Understand how major events like GST and COVID-19 have influenced business owners’ decisions to sell and the current state of the market.
  • Growth Strategies: Learn about the benefits and challenges of growing your business through acquisitions versus organic growth.
  • Legal and Regulatory Insights: Discover the legal bear traps in business acquisitions and how to navigate them effectively.
  • Valuation and Sale Preparation: Get tips on how to prepare a business for sale, including realistic valuations and addressing potential red flags.
  • Buyer’s Perspective: Hear about common mistakes buyers make, such as overpaying and strategic misalignment, and how to avoid them.
  • Financing Acquisitions: Explore different ways to structure the financing of acquisitions, leveraging assets and ensuring adequate working capital.

Expert Panel:

  • Nicholas Samios: Director of Hermes Capital, specialist provider of cashflow finance
  • Ian Hyman: Principal of Hymans, specialising in property and equipment valuation.
  • Andrew Casson: Founder of Castle Advisory, with over 20 years of experience in M&A, focusing on the sell side.
  • Malcolm Campbell: Principal lawyer at Carmen and Greg, with extensive experience in business transactions and commercial law.

This seminar is packed with actionable advice and real-world examples, making it a must-watch for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of business acquisitions.

Listen now and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in your next acquisition!

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