Archive for the ‘Business Purchase Due Diligence’ Category

We were asked by D&J International Consulting to assist with an appraisal of an Information Memorandum on behalf of a prospective purchaser of a European operator of theme parks, water parks, aquaria and zoos.images isla magica images pleasurewood hills

Leisure businesses have had mixed success in combating the economic recession. Whereas well run businesses in good locations and in the right sectors have maintained reasonable trading levels – the health & fitness sector has proved particularly resilient – others have suffered.

But the problem is not always at the operating unit level. Group finances may be overstretched, which can lead to decisions to offload individual properties that are not mainstream to the group’s core business. Or, creditors may have forced a sale. For buyers with in-house resources, there are good deals to be had, but a thorough understanding of the potential of the target business is essential if poor investments are to be avoided. Read the rest of this entry »