What drives strategic acquisitions? In order to maximize your company’s value as an acquisition candidate, it is invaluable to understand the primary motivating factors that drive strategic acquisitions. This will help position your firm by making it more appealing to an acquirer for reasons beyond the numbers on the financial statements.
When representing a client, we use the factors below to guide us toward companies that would be the optimal acquirers and recognize the most value. It is critical to determine which companies and industries would benefit from an acquisition by achieving synergistic benefits. The following are primary synergies that tend to drive strategic acquisition.