If you want to grow with your business, seek access to markets, to technologies or processes, or access to further capacities, the targeted acquisition of suitable businesses may be an option in addition to organic development. The acquisition of a company requires some knowledge and experience. In this context, the valuation of potential acquisition candidates is relevant. The process of company acquisition leads via the review of the company in detail, the so-called due diligence, to the sales negotiation and transaction.
Pay particular attention to cultural characteristics of acquisition candidates in corporate acquisitions. If the corporate culture of acquired companies does not match the culture of your company, integration will be difficult. Many companies have already failed because of cultural differences. Reputable company brokers can also support you with their experience in this regard. In the case of foreign investments, also pay attention to the country-specific cultural conditions.