Business acquisition is an excellent growth strategy. It helps companies improve profitability, acquire new markets and consolidate existing ones, diversify, resolve the issue of access to talent, and expand their business network. With some 314 foreign business acquisitions between January 2010 and June 2017, it goes without saying that many local companies have it figured out. As an SME, how will you find your expansion strategy, whether it’s aimed locally or internationally?
Experienced buyers will come to share their skills as well as their success stories, so that you can leave with advice that will help you get into acquisition mode and maintain your company’s growth.
Take part in the first edition of the Acclr Springboard Forum on October 4 and give yourself the tools to succeed in your acquisition projects!
Participate in this Springboard Forum to:
- Equip yourself through training workshops offered by experts;
- Get inspired by the success stories of experienced entrepreneurs and get concrete advice;
- Build your toolbox with advice from local entrepreneurs;
- Find out how company acquisition is an effective and affordable growth strategy;
- Develop the essential skills needed to carry out your acquisition process.
Get free access
to the business luncheon
as part of the Acquisition for accelerated growth initiative
7 a.m. - Registration, breakfast and networking
8 a.m. - Welcome message and introduction
Bloc I – An acquisition strategy at your fingertips: propel your business towards the next step
Whether you’re looking at horizontal or vertical growth to improve the profitability and competitiveness of your business or to improve your position in the industry, there are many good reasons to consider business acquisition. Heads of SMEs that have made acquisitions will come to discuss their experiences and help you to get into acquisition mode so that you can create value for your company.
8:10 a.m. - Reasons to make an acquisition
8:25 a.m. - Acquisition: an effective strategy to create value for your company
A. Increase your market share and the number of services offered nationally
B. Diversify your activities
C. Make international acquisitions
D. Look for talent, innovative ideas, technology, etc.
9 a.m. - Break and networking
Bloc II – Making an acquisition: toolbox
Build your toolbox with help from experts who will explain how to implement a process that is adapted to your needs. Find the acquisition model that suits you best, and discover the steps to follow, from evaluating your criteria and goals to making a decision, not to mention legal and funding hurdles.
9:50 a.m - Expert advice on establishing an acquisition strategy that is adapted to your needs
Strategic, financial and legal advice
10:15 a.m. - Find the target and evaluate it
10:35 a.m. - Decision-making and financing
Bloc III – Taking action
You now have the tools to begin your acquisition strategy, but make sure that you plan out the whole process ahead of time in order to successfully reach your goals.
How will you integrate your acquired company’s culture into your own? Human resources specialists and people who have experienced it themselves can guide you through implementing a plan for communication with your employees, clients, suppliers and the public.
11 a.m. - Successfully integrating cultures
11:15 a.m. - Mobilizing employees – the HR aspect of acquisition
11:30 a.m. - Announce your acquisition to your clients, suppliers and the public
11:35 a.m. - How do you set yourself up to face the competition and be a champion in your field?
11:50 a.m. - Thank you and conclusion
11:55 a.m. - Networking buffet
Who should participate in this forum?
- Heads and decision-makers of SMEs;
- Key players in business growth (investment funds, banks, stock markets, accelerators and incubators);
- Anyone interested in business acquisitions.
About the Springboard Forums
Springboard Forums are part of a new series under the Acclr banner. These forums are practical and focused on concrete action. The half-day will involve exchanges, training and skill sharing, with the goal of informing participants about a subject that is currently affecting the reality of businesspeople in Montréal.
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† This discount is exclusive to our members and is active until September 20 inclusively.