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Buying a Business

At DBS Corporate, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to helping individuals and companies to make acquisitions and can provide all the strategic advice and practical support you need to make your purchase a success in the short- and long-term.

Make a Successful Acquisition

There are many reasons why you may decide to buy a business, whether you already have existing companies under your ownership or not. When you buy a business, you get the valuable opportunity to enjoy rapid expansion, gain access to new products and markets, explore new territories, remove competitors and obtain critical mass. However, purchasing a business isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, and there are various things that you need to consider before you go ahead and make an offer. We have vast experience when it comes to researching the market to help our clients reach an informed decision on buying a business. We leave no stone unturned when investigating the risks and pitfalls that might be attached to acquisitions and engage in vast research to ensure the business you’re thinking of acquiring is a commercially-viable one.

Turning Businesses Around

Not all of our clients purchase businesses that are currently enjoying great success. It’s possible to acquire a failing business with vast potential and turn it into a prosperous enterprise in many circumstances. We can help you gain greater clarity on your goals and identify targets which are suited to your needs if you haven’t already found a specific business that you are interested in acquiring. We have excellent relationships with various corporate advisors and business brokers and have helped our clients make high-quality acquisitions in various markets.

Paying a Fair Price

If you are concerned about your anonymity whilst investigating the market for suitable acquisitions, we can protect it. We can advise you on fair pricing, so you don’t find yourself paying over the market rate for a business and can negotiate with vendors on your behalf. We are also able to manage conflicts of interest and conduct due diligence on your target. From time-to-time, our clients require extra finance to complete acquisitions. This is another area in which we can assist, as we have an exceptional record of obtaining funding for our clients. We have robust relationships with a series of financial institutions including banks, venture capitalists, crowdfunding services, high net worth individuals, asset-backed lenders, private equity firms and other bodies that may be able to provide the funding that you are seeking.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We can help you integrate acquisitions into existing businesses via mergers and review the structure of your group. Furthermore, we can review your current financial forecast and management reports to reflect your acquisition, whether you operate in one sector or have businesses across various industries. You can count on us to support you throughout every stage of your purchase, from helping you identify businesses that suit your objectives and circumstances as well as any issues that you might face once the acquisition has been completed.

All Aspects Analysed

Other services we offer include providing tax advice on your acquisition, liaising with legal teams on your behalf and helping you with negotiations to deliver the right deal. All implications related to your investment will be explained to you in depth, so you can purchase with confidence or walk away if you’re not convinced the acquisition is right for you. Our relationship with you doesn’t come to a close once the deal reaches completion – we will continue to support you in growing the business that you have purchased, creating stability and enabling it to succeed in a crowded marketplace. We are also able to help you with trade disposals if you have a business to sell.