As the global venture capital slowdown continues and IPOs decline, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are an increasingly popular exit strategy. Small businesses that are struggling to survive are shopping around for a buyer; thriving companies are on the hunt for bargains. In Europe alone, January was a record month for startup acquisitions and buyouts, with 378 deals reported in total.
For founders looking to buy, this presents a unique growth opportunity to help supercharge your business. However, don’t let low prices dominate decision-making. Here are five tips for using M&A as a growth strategy to get the best outcome for everyone.