R9502 Flavours – Acquisitions

Three separate studies have been carried out on this acquisition target.

Study 1

Entering the flavour business by purchasing a small company can be an efficient and cost-effective route into the business. The objective of this study was to analyse an acquisition candidate for a potential purchaser. The contents of the study included:

Objective
Summary
Conclusions and recommendations
Products
Production
Marketing
R & D
Attitude of shareholders
Competition for the acquisition

Study 2

The purpose of this report was to identify potential targets for acquisition by a client. Two UK-based flavour companies were selected for investigation. One was recommended for further investigation as an acquisition target.

Objective and Recommendation
Company 1
Summary
Recommended Actions
Fit
Products
Markets
Performance
Personnel
Agreements
Proprietary Aspects
Regulatory Aspects
Attitude of Owners
Perception by Others
Graphs
Overall performance
Profit performance
Company 2
Summary
Recommended Actions
Fit
Products
Markets
Performance
Personnel
Proprietary Aspects
Regulatory Aspects
Attitude of Owners
Perception by Others
Graphs
Overall performance
Profit performance
Performance ratios
Annual percentage increase
Flavour companies’ sales performance – annual sales
Flavour companies’ profit performance – annual profits
Flavour companies’ sales performance – annual change in sales
Flavour companies’ profit performance – annual change in profits
Flavour companies’ sales performance – annual percentage change in sales
Flavour companies’ profit performance – annual percentage change in profits

Study 3

The purpose of this report was to characterise a potential target for acquisition. A number of flavour companies were selected for investigation and one was preferred. It was a very attractive takeover target with a range of complementary products selling into market sectors of interest. Contents of the report included:

Production
Conclusion and recommendation
Marketing
R&D
Attitude of shareholders
Personnel
Directors
Manning
Opportunity criteria
Fit
Customer service and production
Products and target sectors
What would x bring to y
For which company is y a good target?
Location of sales
Annual report extracts

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