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Ian Smith

The Acquirer's Playbook by Ian Smith

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Author: Ian Smith

Company: The Portfolio Partnership

Updated: 08-Mar-2016

Company Type: Medium businesses Strategy Type: High growth, Market share, New markets

Template Description

Acquisitions can quantum leap growth. Acquisitions allow a transformation of scale. They can accelerate the execution of a great strategy, but they require a process to ensure success. The Acquirer’s Playbook is the narrative detailing how to execute a better process map, a better playbook. That process map is called The Acquisitions Approvals Model. It is a detailed process map in six simple phases with 25 sequential stages, which you can embed in your business. It takes a complex transaction and simplifies it into actions you can execute.

This little book will change the way you buy companies. It will force your post-acquisition integration plan to the top of the agenda. It will significantly change the odds of successfully completing the right deals at the right price and integrating them seamlessly.

About the Author

Ian founded The Portfolio Partnership (TPP) in 2009. TPP scales businesses organically and by acquisition. Our executives are operators with deep M&A knowledge. It all starts with a story, a positioning, a strategy.

Ian’s experience building four previous businesses in publishing, investment banking, and software in both Europe and the United States gives him a unique set of skills. He has held leadership roles in two large public companies, built two investment banks and turned around two private software businesses. He has advised on over 50 transactions many on the buy-side.

Since 2009, Ian has built his own team of successful C-Suite executives, working alongside owners and leaders to build remarkable businesses.