Are you looking to acquire a business but can't because the deals that happen to be available now do not satisfy your objectives?

We can help you acquire a business by confidentially targeting businesses that are not "listed" for sale as well as companies "listed" for sale. You will receive deals that are not available to others, providing better acquisition candidates and faster results.

Importantly, if a deal is shown to you, is it the right deal?  Are the price and terms realistic? If your company is like most, it does not make acquisitions often or has yet to make one.  If you do seek to acquire a business, it is only after carefully defining  your objectives, and considering alternatives such as internal growth, diversification, seeking strategic alliances, or selling your business.

Only a few targets may meet your business acquisition needs.

We make sure you know who they are.

Of course, most successful business acquisitions are "hidden" because the targets are not listed as "for sale".  This can make locating a target business difficult and time consuming.

Business Development Solutions (BDS) uncovers the best targets for you that are "hidden". Depending on your acquisition needs, we may contact only a select few or over a thousand companies to find them, profile and qualify them, and help you close the deal using valuation source information, analytical skills, and our industry insights.

We can provide some distinct advantages to you:

·  Making contact and holding initial meetings with competitors, suppliers, customers or other companies targeted for acquisition while maintaining your confidentiality.

·  Bringing a target company to the bargaining table, even though its owners had not previously considered selling, and without giving rise to aggressive expectations about price.

·  Putting you in a strong negotiating position because often you will be the only bidder and because BDS's goal will be to identify a number of willing Sellers that all meet your acquisition criteria.

·  You get more than just good deal flow; you get more strategic advice, due diligence analysis, valuations, assistance in securing financing, and transaction management assistance than normally offered by business brokers. We are on your side.

An acquisition search can accelerate the search process by confidentially targeting businesses that are not formally "for sale". With an acquisition search, we take the time to understand our client's acquisition criteria; we identify the businesses that meet those criteria, not just the ones that happen to be "for sale". We identify targets and contact them personally, confidentially, and professionally. We pre-screen businesses so that clients can focus their time on only the serious prospects.

BDS believes that an acquisition search can produce much better results than the traditional method of only looking at businesses that are "for sale". It is unlikely that many businesses that are listed "for sale" will really match a potential purchaser's acquisition criteria. If one does, many times other potential buyers are also bidding on the company which, in the end result, can produce a high price, hurried decisions, or be a waste of time.

For an Acquisition Search, our typical buyer client is a well financed entrepreneur (with $250k to $4m in liquidity) seeking to acquire a successful business with profitable history and opportunities for growth. Manufacturing, distribution, and service companies are often preferred. Turnarounds are sometimes considered.

Call to find out more about how we can help you make sound, profitable acquisitions, OR if you own a company and you would like it to be considered by one of our Acquisition Search clients.

Business Development Solutions

Jay Whitney, President