Mergers & Acquisitions

Buying or selling a business is the dream of many business owners. If achieved, it’s likely to be one of the biggest business transactions you will ever face. Getting the details right is vital.

Business sales, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) should be carefully planned and assessed to ensure the right commercial, strategic and cultural fit. The process can be complex, with operational, financial and regulatory factors affecting the final outcome.

Planning to buy, sell or merge

If you’re selling, getting the best result means starting the planning process three to five years prior. If you’re buying, you’ll want a true picture of the financial position and operating performance of the target business.

Accru can help you through these complexities. We can help answer questions like:

  • How can I be sure of the true value of the business?
  • What are the tax merits of the transaction?
  • Would I be better placed buying the business directly, or buying shares in the company that owns the business?
  • Am I obtaining the benefit of all possible tax concessions?
  • How do I know if this transaction will deliver my objectives?

Getting the right support

Accru has completed numerous M&A transactions ranging from a $1m-$200m, including  a  merger of Australia’s two largest online dating businesses and the sale a major Australian digital marketing company to a Japanese multinational. We can complete all the necessary steps of a transaction including:

  • Getting the business structure right
  • Due diligence
  • Coordinating with all parties involved in the transaction
  • Reviewing legal documentation to ensure that it properly encapsulates the parameters of the transaction
  • Managing tax liabilities and ensuring that tax concessions are optimised where available
  • Making sure your objectives are realised.

Our team works closely with management as well as the organisation’s lawyers. We take care of the financial detail so directors can spend more time focusing on the transaction’s value drivers.

If you’re considering a business transaction, contact us now.

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Accru Mergers & Acquisitions Experts
adelaide
His unique selling point could be described as ‘getting’ it quickly. James has a real ability to grasp what clients are looking to achieve.
brisbane
She has been integral to improving the firm’s business management as well as nurturing relationships with clients and associates.
hobart
Tim specialises in helping clients plan for the future with a focus on maximising business value.
melbourne
Peter works primarily with small and mid-sized businesses and high net worth individuals, assisting them in all areas of tax and business services.
perth
Bruce aims to ensure the business fundamentals are in place and operating well while partnering with his clients to build their businesses.
sydney
Glenda is known for her ability to solve complex tax issues and help clients understand the practical implications of her advice.
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