M&A and divestitures

Company acquisition is popular and has notable advantages like speed and incremental growth when organic growth is difficult but the fact remains that most acquisitions never live-up to expectations and often destroy value. Conversely, company’s often hold-on to assets too long and ultimately reduce shareholder returns. Financial due-diligence and financial introspection are both essential tools but not at the expense of thorough strategic-fit analysis and answering a simple question: why are we the best owners for the company and its assets?

Focus Solutions quickly became an integral part of the team and played an important role in building and articulating the strategic rationale, evaluating acquisition opportunities and thinking through the post-acquisition plan. We will be using them again