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M&A

Selling your business

Selling a business can be complex. Let us simplify it for you.

Solving the complexities of M&A and delivering value in more than 500 business sales over 35+ years.

They say that good things come to those who wait, but unfortunately when it comes to selling your business this is often not the case. The process of exiting your business can take several years, and the reality is, if you want the best deal possible, you need to be proactive.

Oasis M&A will provide the unique expertise required to draw in strategic acquirers, leverage competitive tension and manage the flow of information to negotiate the best possible terms of sale. It’s a craft we have spent decades practising and refining – both in our own businesses and for clients.

Experience and Reach

Over 500 deals in more than 35 years across dozens of sectors. We leverage our London HQ and international network to secure more deal prospects.

Methodical and Systematic

We unlock value in a methodical way, following key principles that systematically unlock sustainable value.

Lean and efficient

We’re a small, expert team and we focus our energy on the work that delivers results. That means we’re fast to market and cost effective so you get results sooner.

Anonymity First

We have a unique process of approaching the market that protects your identity and avoids the common risk of destabilising your business during the sale process.

Simplexity

We let the numbers tell their story and simplify the complexities of M&A – we explain things in plain english so you don’t have to decipher the jargon.

Persistent Pursuit

We don’t give up. We don’t take ‘no’ easily. We’ve got your back and fight for your business as if it were our own.

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Selling your business – the top 10 things you need to know.

You don’t want to be in a rush and forced to settle for a sub-optimal deal. Being strategic & prepared to negotiate in the best environment will ensure you get the best results for you & your business.

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There are more people trying to sell their business than there are acquirers to buy them. You need a competitive advantage to improve your chance of success.

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The best acquirers are often not proactively looking for you. They will only find you if you approach them.

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The best negotiating leverage is to have multiple interested parties so competitive tension can be leveraged to secure the best terms for you and your business.

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The most obvious buyer is often not the best one. While you know your industry inside out, often the best acquirer is someone outside your industry or an overseas buyer planning a strategic expansion.

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We have clients selling & acquiring businesses Australia-wide including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth & Adelaide as well as regional cities such Newcastle, Wollongong, Gladstone & Geraldton. Approximately 40% of our deals involve international acquirers spanning Europe, Asia & the Americas.

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This may only give you a short window of opportunity to ensure your business is ready to sell and fulfill this need. If you wait until you need to sell, you may miss that critical window.

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Having specialist M&A representation can make a substantial impact on your final transaction value and terms of sale.

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A strategy that retains your anonymity while directly approaching targeted strategic acquirers avoids the risk of devaluing and destabilising your business.

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We have helped many clients step back from daily management of their business while retaining ownership.

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Acquiring a business

The practical path to driving business value through strategic acquisition.

Strengthening your business to achieve maximum scale, reach, efficiency and competitive advantage.

Leveraging 35 years of contacts, our powerful research databases and global coverage means we can help where others can’t in finding you a strategic acquisition target.

Our contacts include private equity houses, investment banks and brokers, along with local, national and global accounting firms.

The best in the business

Our Corporate Advisors bring a wealth of expertise to acquisition assignments including skills in research and negotiation and sell-side vendor perspectives. Our fee is based on a small retainer with the majority of fees payable only after a successful transaction.

We help you define your acquisition objectives and target criteria so you know exactly what you need. We then conduct research within your industry and allied verticals, collating a target list of acquisition candidates for your approval.

We leverage our broad network of known sellers.

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We build relationships with prospects to further deduce their strategic fit with your business and their appetite for selling. We manage the dissemination of information with all interested parties, keeping your identity completely anonymous.

Our work surfacing off-market opportunities enables you to focus on running your business as usual.

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As viable acquisition options emerge, we weed out the time-wasters and shortlist the most promising opportunities. We then manage the negotiation process on your behalf to ensure you get the best value possible to expand your business.

Independent, expert negotiation to secure the best value deal.

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Having a clearly defined acquisition strategy before you embark on the journey to identify opportunities, is the best way to ensure you find the right business to acquire.

Decide if acquiring is the best move

  • Industry trajectory / trends / competitor analysis
  • Ascertain your company’s ability to finance and resource an acquisition

Define your strategic objectives

  • Expansion of product or service offering
  • Increasing geographic reach
  • Expanding customer base and brand equity
  • Secure market exclusivity
  • Transform strategic direction of the business
  • Operational and cost efficiencies

Prioritise your acquisition criteria

  • Industry – identical, complimentary or different to your current offering
  • Location of head office
  • Specific product solution or service
  • Revenue scale, spread and source
  • Staffing size
  • Bricks-and-mortar assets
  • Is an earn out period mandatory?

The persistent pursuit of value

Action speaks louder than words. Our track record of M&A deals speaks for itself.