Structured target search

Structured target search

Structured target search

Technology and market shifts are currently re-shaping markets worldwide. Many companies think about M&A options in order to adapt quickly to changing market needs. We help our clients to identify and select appropriate acquisition targets or strategic partners as extension of their growth strategy.

Since 2015, we have completed dozens of structured target searches across North America, Asia, and Europe. Our multi-view approach involves conducting a number of deliverables, including:

  • Detailed analytics (financial data, product and technology trends, synergies etc.)
  • Comprehensive assessment of client’s business processes
  • Interviews with Ricardo expert network
  • Definition of target criteria for acquisition target or potential partner
  • Target-criteria based assessment

Supported by an international expert network, our seasoned consultants have a deep knowledge of the automotive and transportation industries as well as a sound understanding of current and emerging technologies in these industries.

Our sector specialist teams have unique capabilities, including:

  • Development of a clear view on growth opportunities and M&A needs
  • Development of strategic partnerships in key technology areas
  • Identification of the “M&A Playing field” – Inside or outside of our client’s core industries
  • Definition of the case-related “target properties” for acquisition candidates
  • Compiling a comprehensive list of potential target companies
  • Yield a strategic Short List of the most attractive acquisition candidates
  • Screening of the acquisition candidates
  • Providing initial contact and conducting preliminary discussions