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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