MBE Mergers and Acquisitions Domenic Carosa
Buying a competitor or a complimentary company can be a substantial growth-accelerator for any business yet 83% of acquisitions fail due to the ineffective strategy of the entrepreneur.
The MBE Mergers and Acquisitions Program outlines a step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs to identify suitable acquisition targets, approach the potential seller, execute the transaction, build value and sell to a strategic buyer.
Acquire another business using investor funding – buy businesses using none of your own money
Understand how to identify an attractive acquisition target
Negotiate with investors and the seller to structure the deal
Understand what investors want and how to deliver it with a powerful win-win structure
Build significant value through acquisitions
Identify potential buyers that may buy your company and develop your path to exit
Become an entrepreneurial investor who understands how to do several deals at once
DVDs of the Domenic Carosa presenting his step-by-step methodology to buying businesses using investor money
Documents and Templates – Save thousands on legals!
Purchase agreement template – the contract to use when purchasing a company
Letter of Intent template – An initial letter which gives you exclusivity while you conduct due diligence
Comprehensive Due Diligence checklist template – Understand what to look for in determining the risk profile and growth potential of a business
Accelerated Due Diligence checklist – Brief version
Loan agreement template
Share Purchase agreement template
Standard NDA template
Executive employment agreement template
Sample information memorandums used by Domenic Carosa to raise capital
I bought several DVD programs from MBE Education (www.mbeeducation.com.au) a few years ago, bundled together for around $2000
They have updated some of the DVD’s since then, so this program you are downloading here may not be the most current version they are still selling on their website.
However the material here is still good learning if it applies to you.
If you are buying or selling a business you will learn something for sure.
If you are a business consultant or corporate advisor, you should grab these too.
The legal templates are from Australia, but I guess they can be repurposed easily enough, especially other Commonwealth countries.
This particular program is “Mergers and Aquisitions” by Domenic Carosa
Who is Domenic Carosa?
Domenic Carosa, is a widely respected veteran of entrepreneurship and investment in Australia.
In 10 years, he has completed over 50 acquisitions and exits.
At age 25, he listed his first company, Destra Limited, on the Australian Stock Exchange.
At the time, he was the youngest CEO of a public-listed company in Australia. The company grew to revenues over $100m per annum in 2008 and included Lachlan Murdoch (son of Rupert) and Paul Ramsay as shareholders.
Today, he is the founder and CEO of investment group Dominet and venture capital group the Future Capital Development Fund, investing specifically in internet ‘upstarts’.