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News/June 16, 2011

FMI’s Follow-Up Mergers and Acquisitions Study Discusses Preparing Firms for Sale

Game On: Going On The Offensive Through Mergers and Sales 

RALEIGH, N.C., June 16, 2011 – FMI, the largest provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, releases its newest study “Game On: Going On The Offensive Through Mergers and Sales.” FMI interviewed 27 executives of design and engineering firms and surveyed an additional 34 executives to determine key industry trends as well as challenges and opportunities that firms face in the coming years.

The findings provide the backdrop for a discussion about how companies should start thinking about selling their business – going on the offensive to ally themselves with firms that offer a greater array of resources to capture new opportunities. A well-executed strategic acquisition or sale can create substantial value on both ends of the transaction and position firms for vast progressive leaps into new markets, disciplines and service offerings.

Key highlights of the article include:

  • Why now is a shrewd time for company owners to prepare for the future and consider selling their business;
  • Synopsis of major challenges, which are transforming the design and engineering industry;
  • Preparing your company for sale: recommendations and suggestions on how to prepare your business for sale;
  • Conclusion

This article is the second in a series of merger and acquisition related articles (see “After the Sale: Acquisitions and the Art of Integration,” August 2010).

Log on to FMINet.com to download the complete report: “Game On: Going On The Offensive Through Mergers and Sales

To learn more about this report or to schedule an interview with the author, please contact Sarah Vizard at 919.785.9221.

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