The acquisition process

What are you actually getting yourself into?

Where are you currently in the market and where do you want to go? As an entrepreneur, you rely on your entrepreneurial instincts and experience when you set the direction of your business. After all, that’s how you got to where you are today. You believe that taking over a business may well take you another step further, to get more out of the current market or to tap into new markets. Whatever the reason may be, there is an opportunity, and you don’t want to miss it.

Your strategy

our starting point

Whether your acquisition aim is to accelerate, deepen, broaden or renew, it all starts with trust, In yourself and in your team. You are entering a comprehensive process after all, that involves many financial, commercial and legal issues as well as emotional aspects. Start from your own strength, but let Hogenhouck m&a empower you. An acquisition is not ‘business as usual’ for you, but for us, it is daily practice. The more than 200 mergers and acquisitions we have guided in more than fifteen years have allowed us to grow in knowledge and experience, which we are happy to share with you, in turn.

" An acquisition is not 'business as usual' for you. "

How the
acquisition process works

We start the acquisition process with a new perspective on future possibilities for your company. We advise you on how to strengthen your company in a future position by making strategic acquisitions. We know the acquisition process from A to Z, know where the pitfalls are, can look beyond the usual suspects and suggest the options that fit seamlessly with the strategic developments and growth ambitions of your company. Needless to say, we also consider not only the position and synergy potential of the selected party, but also the culture and personalities.

'We know the pitfalls and can look beyond the usual suspects.'

To facilitate this process, we put together a dedicated team of business development and M&A specialists that formulates the principles, builds an acquisition profile, gathers information and identifies potential candidates for acquisition. Next, we select interesting parties. We know how to play the game of getting to the table with the right parties while maintaining a good position for possible negotiations. After the introductions, we determine the follow-up process, gather information, arrive at a valuation of the business to be acquired, advise you on financing and issue a non-binding offer.. We determine the negotiation strategy, conduct the negotiations and produce a letter of intent. When we get to the final stage, we coordinate the due diligence, take charge of the acquisition agreement and complete the transaction together with legal advisers. 

What do we want to do for you?

Guiding you through the sale of your business, the acquisition of a business and bringing in the right investor, means helping you take charge of your future. That’s why it is important that we know how you envision your future. We want to get to know and understand you. We want to know about your ideal balance between your business considerations and your personal interests. We come together as a team for the process that we are starting. We complement your knowledge with our expertise of markets, market players, negotiations along with a positive M&A track record that has been going strong for over fifteen years. Together, we guide you through the world behind the numbers and where everyone seems to want something from you.

'An acquisition brings knowledge, increases business value and creates new opportunities.'

Rik Stikkelbroeck

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