Jun 25, 2024

164: Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Acquisitions, Kyle Grieve

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Host of the #1 stock investing podcast in the world, “We Study Billionaires” Kyle Grieve, joins Laurie Barkman on today’s episode. As part of The Investor’s Podcast Network, Kyle helps professional investors and business people all over the world grow financially and personally.


Listen in as they explore how acquisitions can be a successful growth strategy through the lens of publicly traded company transactions. We also discuss common mistakes and why deals can go wrong even with successful investors like Warren Buffett. 


Finding the right buyer is relevant in the public markets and privately-held companies. A key takeaway for growth through acquisition is to focus on targets with predictable cash flows that fit your areas of expertise and focus on integration early in the process. 

Listen in to learn more about:

  • The importance of strategic fit between acquiring and acquired businesses for deal success. 

  • Keeping founders involved post-acquisition to aid in cultural integration and knowledge transfer.  

  • How established acquisition playbooks can help larger companies smoothly integrate new businesses.

  • The risks of extrapolating short-term performance without considering changes to macro factors that could impact growth.

  • Vetting potential acquirers’ track records of retaining staff, culture and independence of past deals to find the best buyer.

 

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