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BUY ADVISORY

Equiteq supports strategic acquirers and financial sponsors seeking to dramatically increase their returns on M&A in knowledge-based and technology services businesses. After 15 years exclusively advising owners of Knowledge Economy firms towards exit, we have the assets, systems and experience to help you enhance and execute your M&A strategy. 

Our aim – to lead you to the smartest deal.

YOUR BUY MINDSET

Acquisition Strategy

Acquisition Strategy

Create effective strategy for selecting acquisitions that enhance equity value.
Target Assets

Target Assets

Comprehensive identification and qualification of potential targets.
Market Access

Market Access

Early activation of on and off-market assets.
Engagement

Engagement

Communicate and position the strategic opportunities of partnering with your firm.
Right Deal

Right Deal

Utilize sector-specific market intelligence to value and structure deal.
Secure Execution

Secure Execution

Transact quickly while limiting execution risks.

OUR THREE-STEP PROCESS

1

Identifying and screening targets

We begin with intensive, tech-enabled market mapping against your specification. Our experienced, dedicated team builds a rich and comprehensive long-list of targets, leveraging our global network of relationships with relevant target owners, and drawing on proprietary and public data sources. Our understanding of the sector allows us to then pre-qualify these targets into a validated shortlist, considering the viability of targets, as well as strategic fit.
2

Target outreach

We deploy our proven, systematic outbound methodology to contact and engage with business owners, ensuring throughout that we optimally position the strategic opportunities with your firm. Targets are screened further using versions of proprietary frameworks we also use to help our sell side clients enhance value. For interested counterparties, we facilitate management meetings and drive follow-up.
3

Executing the deal

You may prefer to execute transactions wholly in-house, or Equiteq can support execution across due diligence and management to completion. We deliver sector-specialist transaction services to limit execution risk, with a commercial model that aligns with your desired outcomes.

THE EQUITEQ DIFFERENCE

Our sector specialism in the Knowledge Economy extends globally and results in us being the leading M&A choice ­for many business owners wishing to sell. Advising businesses in the sector on the sell side translates into a unique knowledge of­, and relationships with, many o­f the smartest businesses in the market – often at an early stage of­ their development when growth f­unding or access to worldwide markets may be very attractive ­for them. Crucially, we also have a sense o­f when many o­f these businesses might consider a transaction and what their f­uture aims might be.
Our team and methodology. At Equiteq, we have an experienced team dedicated to buy side engagements. Our team utilizes f­irst-hand unparalleled knowledge o­f the sector, giving us a huge edge over some in the industry who just rely on databases o­f businesses to f­ind targets f­or acquisition. Our process involves us working with you to agree and in some cases challenge the speci­fication – we aim to bring new and less obvious opportunities to the table, as well as those directly within your sweet spots. The breadth o­f the acquisition opportunities we present helps to hone the speci­fication and build a clear picture o­f what businesses to go after, and how to optimally position the opportunity of partnering with you in terms that are relatable to sector owners.

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