Course Details

There are 1.4m businesses who are large enough to be employers in UK, but only a tiny percentage ever consider an acquisition.  Yet purchasing another business could be the best strategic decision these companies make and could indeed double the size of their company overnight, whilst also providing the solution to fixing existing threats or weaknesses in their current business.  So why don’t more business owners consider acquisition?  Not understanding the process or having the confidence feature high in the reasons, as does the worry about potential risks.  We cover all of these and help you consider which clients you should be talking to about a potential acquisition strategy. 


In this course Kirsty McGregor covers the following topics:

  • How to have the conversation about acquisitions – and who with
  • The process of an acquisition
  • How we mitigate the various risks for clients
  • Understanding the best acquisition strategy
  • Finding the targets & making the approach


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The Corporate Finance Network

Kirsty McGregor

Kirsty McGregor is founder and Chairman of The Corporate Finance Network, a group of independent regional accountancy firms. As an experienced SME Corporate Financier, she now shares her knowledge and practical resources with accountants who aim to assist owner-managed businesses to grow profitable businesses and ultimately to exit.

As Accountant-in-Residence at she relishes sharing with firms how they can support clients to access sufficient working capital for growth and resilience.

She is also a speaker, professional trainer and is regularly called upon to provide commentary on SME issues to the press and media and was awarded the Accounting International Bulletin’s “Personality of the Year” in 2021.