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ABOUT ACQUISITION SEARCH MARKETING

Access the hidden market of owners who want to sell but haven’t yet taken action

  • Only a fraction of the businesses available for sale are actually on the market.
  • Approx. 50% of business owners are willing to sell via direct approach from genuine buyers.*
  • Many business owners are attracted to a short-circuit process with a single purchaser. It simplifies their exit and makes it easier to maintain confidentiality.
  • MNA Direct unlocks business opportunities by bringing vendors forward to the market; attracted by the confidential nature of the process.

* KPMG Family Business Survey 2013

Reach thousands of businesses matching your Target Profile quickly and efficiently with MNA Direct’s Active Acquisition Search.

MNA Direct’s online Business Opportunity database is a trusted source for Business Owners and Professional Advisors wanting to buy or sell businesses.

MNA Direct’s system has been performing Sale and Acquisition Search engagements for ASX listed companies, multinationals, private equity firms, high net worth investors and SMEs for more than a decade.

Only a small number of the businesses available to buy are actually on the market. Around 50% of business owners are willing to sell via direct approach on behalf of genuine buyers.*

Many business owners are attracted to short-circuiting their sale process with a single purchaser. It simplifies their exit and makes it easier to maintain confidentiality.

* KPMG Family Business Survey 2013

MNA Direct unlocks business opportunities by bringing business owners onto the market.

MNA AS process simple 

Proven Process 

The equivalent of one-on-one targeting, but on a larger scale

  • MNA Direct’s system has been performing Sale and Acquisition Search engagements for ASX listed companies, overseas listed companies, private equity firms, high net worth investors and SMEs for more than a decade.
  • The specialist M&A database has delivered thousands of responses from and for target investors, resulting in hundreds of successful M&A transactions over many years.
  • Direct marketing is the most effective way to sell or acquire $1M+ businesses.

 The COMPLETE Acquisition Search Process - Key Steps

 You profile your requirements and preferences

  • You profile the type of businesses you are interested in and nominate specific target industries (by SIC code).
  • MNA Direct can, as an additional service, facilitate the exchange of mutual confidentiality agreements.

We perform a database search to determine the number of matching targets

  • We search MNA Direct’s database to identify possible targets matching your indicated profile.
  • We build a results table and inform you of search numbers and options, sent to you in an Scoping Report.
  • You confirm search number and SIC categories.

We perform the marketing

  • We perform the mailout/emailout to contacts in the target industries.
  • The letter/email informs recipients that an investor has engaged MNA Direct to search for businesses in their industry/field and sets out your criteria.
  • Your Acquisition Search profile is uploaded to MNA Direct’s website to attract further responses.

Responses

  • Responses are received via the website, email or phone.
  • You are promptly informed about enquiries.
  • MNA Direct can manage the exchange of mutual confidentiality agreements if engaged by you to do so.
  • Your Acquisition Search profile remains on the website for the following 6 months (unless you end the project sooner).

Case Studies

Business Description

Number of targets contacted

Responses

Coffee Roasters/Wholesalers

2,300

62

Fabricated Metal Products

2,000

79

Precision Tools

850

9

Mining Services, Construction

1,000

22

Grain Processing, Storage & Handling

1,797

22

Energy Mining – Project Construction

1,000

13

RTO & Labour Hire

1,536

14