SERVICES FOR INVESTORS

 
Buying an IT company
You are an investor wanting to buy a company:

You are a decision-maker in an IT company that has been growing healthily and sustainably for many years. You know that the IT market is one of intense competition and increasingly short innovation cycles. Consistent growth is the only way that your company can ensure continued existence in this dynamic market.

You have also been thinking about the possibility of inorganic growth by purchasing a company.

Or perhaps you are a financial investor or manager in an private equity company or family office, and are looking for attractive investment opportunities in the IT sector.

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A company purchase throws up a multitude of questions:
  • Where can I find suitable takeover candidates?
  • How can I minimize the risk of a bad investment?
  • How can I avoid being outsmarted on the price?
  • How can I ensure that the new company is successfully integrated?
  • What do I have to take into account during the process?
The M&A loop is match.IT’s own procedural model developed for investors wanting to invest in a company in the IT industry. The M&A loop ensures that the search for IT companies worthy for the purposes of investment and integrating these new companies is a successful one – across all three key phases:
  • Strategy and search phase
  • Negotiation phase
  • Integration phase

Match.IT is you experienced partner in all areas relating to company purchases, investment in IT companies, corporate takeovers, and strategic partnerships.

See our M&A value loop for investors
 
 

WE HELP THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF INVESTORS

 
 

STRATEGIC INVESTORS

FINANCIAL INVESTORS /
PRIVATE EQUITY
COMPANIES

INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS

MANAGEMENT
(BUY-OUT & BUY-IN)

NON-TECH INVESTORS

 
 

BUYING MOTIVES

 

Why investors buy IT companies

 

GROWTH

 
 
  • Acquiring technologies and skills
  • Pressure to act due to disruptive innovations
  • Entering local markets
  • Acquiring new customer bases

SYNERGIES

 
 
  • Acquiring resources (war for talent)
  • Seeking further consolidation in the IT market
  • Seeking attractive financial assets
  • Making use of favorable financing opportunities
 
 

SUCCESS FACTORS OF A COMPANY ACQUISITION

 
 

CREATING THE RIGHT PURCHASE PROCESS

 
 
  • Strategic approach vs. opportunistic approach
  • Setting up the team early enough

COMMUNICATING RIGHT

 
 
  • Convincing story
  • Communicate with owners on equal level
  • Quick and transparent decision-making processes
  • Discuss the price corridor at an early stage

MANAGING RISKS

 
 
  • Understand and critically examine the business plan
  • Focused (red flag) due diligence / identify risks
  • Get to know people / the team
  • Scrutinize credibility / consider target achievement in daily operations

THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE EARLY

 
 
  • Secure transaction funding early enough
  • Prepare for integration early enough
 
 

SERVICES FOR INVESTORS

 

We support investors on the IT market by providing the following services:

 
  • We work with you to develop a M&A strategy in order to achieve your growth objectives.
  • We undertake market research on your behalf.
  • We identify and evaluate potential purchase candidates and propose an initial selection (long list and short list).
  • We hold initial discussions with purchase candidates and assess them.
  • We perform a “matching” to ensure that the company being purchased is the best possible strategic fit.
  • We help you draw up the “letter of intent”, moderate the sale process, and also support the due diligence process.
  • We help you create a price and transaction model.
  • We assist you with contract negotiations.
  • We support you as you move to the integration phase.
 
 

BENEFITS

 
 

Overview of the benefits for investors

 
PERFECT FIT
 

We find you the partner that is the best fit for your company – because only a high level of strategic fit will ensure a fair price and a sustainable realization of value once the transaction is complete.

PARTNERSHIP ON EQUAL LEVEL
 

Match.IT’s experienced team provides you with M&A and IT sector expertise and also serves as your point of contact for difficult negotiation situations and strategic decision-making processes.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE GERMAN IT MARKET
 

Match.IT can introduce you to a comprehensive network of contacts with IT company owners in German-speaking areas, and thus often significantly speed up the search process.

MAKING THE PROCESS EASIER
 

Match.IT frees you from having to spend time on search, research and communication processes within the market and works in a close partnership with your internal and external services (such as the M&A division, auditors, or attorneys).

 
 

M&A VALUE LOOP

 

Our procedural model for M&A transactions in the IT sector

 

M&A VALUE LOOP

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