Buying a Business
Building Value Through Acquisition
Buying a complementary business can provide an instant impact on value. It can create access to: new customers; a broad and differentiated slate of products; entry into hard-to-penetrate markets; and/or the ability to leverage a wide range of services. It can be the right move…if executed properly. That’s where DAK comes in. Our team has the skill, experience, and industry knowledge to:
- Identify highly accretive target companies
- Pinpoint the right acquisition
- Negotiate the transaction to minimize risk
- Structure the acquisition to maximize value
DAK optimizes the buy side for middle-market business
DAK has built and refined our acquisition process over the course of 40 years, enabling us to position your company and identify opportunities that will enhance your company’s value, and execute your growth plan.
Find the Right Acquisition Target
Our in-depth research and strategic planning process combined with our extensive domestic and cross-border contacts will generate the best acquisition targets based on your pre-established criteria.
Once a list of potential target companies has been assembled and narrowed down, the most crucial aspects of the diligence process can begin. We meet the ownership teams, and model how the combined business economics will look and how the key people and cultures will mesh.
Negotiations and Deal Structuring
DAK excels at negotiations and has a rare ability to translate our client’s strategic interest into realized value. We seek to minimize the risks, structuring deals that are advantageous to our clients while meeting the needs of the seller. We are uniquely qualified to lead the deal team, managing costs and keeping the process moving to ensure a rapid and seamless transaction.
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The DAK Buy-Side Advantages
We understand sellers.
Because DAK handles so many transactions, we have particular insight into the complex motivations of sellers. That experience gives DAK clients an edge as we pre-qualify and evaluate potential targets for acquisition.
We think globally.
DAK has extensive experience executing international transactions. In fact, over one third of our business is international. This depth of experience allows us to identify strategic cross-border partners that most U.S. business owners would never think of considering.
DAK spans industries.
DAK is the middle-market authority for spearheading business acquisitions. We have extensive knowledge and experience handling transactions in industries including: Business Services, Healthcare, Consumer, Industrials, Manufacturing, Distribution, Technology, Media, Telecom, Workplace Technologies and more.