Capital A are different from other M&A advisories, we only work with creative agencies. We work on the buy side as an outsourced advisor, where we help small to mid-size agencies source off market companies to acquire using your unique search criteria and find the businesses that fit into your expansion masterplan.
Many business agents have a tired list of businesses that are publicly for sale. Not only do these businesses have unrealistic expectations on price, they have experienced what we call Seller Fatigue, where they have entertained lots of potential buyers and have started to react badly to buyers, even though they are looking for a sale. Often, the businesses are badly run after spending some time in trouble.
Acquisitions with a Capital A
We source deals by accessing our network of entrepreneurs, professionals and influencers in the creative industries, making fresh approaches to owners and directors of businesses that you want to speak with. We are unique that we only work with creative agencies so our network in this area is extremely strong. We often have a buyer in mind before we even begin our searches as we are regularly speaking to our contacts and observing M&A in the creative industries.
Our competitors work in silos that were invented in a time when technology, media and telecoms were “other” fields bunched together. While we know that technology and telecoms are an everyday part of the media business there is no sense in straddling LED manufacturers, mobile phone mast owners and a live comms agency when it comes to merging or acquiring businesses. These same “investment banks” charge retainers regardless of performance and use recent graduates with no business experience to write research documents that claim to justify valuations that could just as easily be plucked from the air (and often are).
If you’re thinking of selling your agency speak to Capital A, we have the creative, advertising and media business experience required to help you exit your agency.
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