In today’s economy, there are more people looking to buy and sell businesses than ever before. When a company owner needs to sell their business, they can’t just stick a for sale sign in the window. They need the assistance of a business broker to locate and vet potential buyers. On the other side, buyers rely on the broker to help facilitate the process of evaluating potential businesses and franchises for sale. Edgewater Global is the solution for both scenarios.
Whether you are looking to sell, acquire, or merge, one of our professional Edgewater Global Business Advisors is available to assist you through the process and beyond. At EW Global, we have a mergers and acquisition (M&A) department with a dedicated team of professionals specializing in larger transactions. Depending on the transaction type, you can work with an experienced Edgewater Global Business Broker or Merger and Acquisition Advisor. Mergers and acquisitions is a general term that refers to the consolidation of companies or assets. Although they are often referred to together, the terms merger and acquisition mean slightly different things. In all cases, two companies are involved. Simply, a merger is a combination of two companies and an acquisition is where one company buys another. A merger occurs when two separate companies combine forces to create a new, joint organization in which they are both equal partners. An acquisition refers to the purchase of one company by another, typically larger one. The acquired company essentially ceases to exist and its assets become part of the acquiring company. An M&A advisor provides advice on corporate mergers and acquisitions. There are several situations in which your company could be a target for a merger or acquisition by industry players and you would benefit from having an experienced M&A Advisor on your team:
- Your company has earnings greater than $1 million.
- Your business is too large for an individual buyer to purchase or finance through conventional methods.
- Your company is in an industry that is currently being consolidated.
- Your business is experiencing incredible growth and expending capital because of growth.