Today, we once again enjoyed an enthusiastic and collaborative session with Andrew J. Sherman, author and Partner at Jones Day. He took us through the Buy-Side perspective of M&A and focused on how to qualify your seller and uncover hidden value.
Building on his weather forecast in Part 1 of the series, Andrew alluded to the clouds parting for M&A in 2012. Using a bullhorn he gave the call to action to Buyers, “Attention K-mart shoppers – deals to be had!” Companies are sitting on $2.5 trillion and this value will be flowing back into the markets. Buyers need to be prepared to capitalize on the buyer’s market that currently exists but not to rush into acquisitions. Vigilant due diligence is crucial.
Listen to the rest of Andrew’s webinar to hear more on qualifying sellers including his 7B’s for Buyers, an in-depth discussion around Buy vs. Build evaluation, developing and acquisition plan and using a Target Evaluation Template for assessing top tier sellers.