What is the difference between a Merger and Acquisition?

Although they are often uttered in the same breath, the terms 'merger' and 'acquisition' mean slightly different things. When one company takes over another and clearly establishes itself as the new singular owner of that company, the purchase is called an acquisition. A merger happens when two firms agree to become a single new company rather than remain separately owned and operated. Blythe Advisors provides services for both Mergers and Acquisitions.

Why Use a Mergers & Acquisitions Firm?

The primary reason companies use an M&A Firm to buy or sell a company is fundamental. Sellers generally do not have the experience or expertise in M&A transactions, nor do they have the industry knowledge as to which firms are in acquisition mode and which firms would, due to geographic, market and project types take interest in their firm. Blythe Advisors makes it possible for sellers to find qualified buyers due to our extensive network of executive-level industry relationships. Because of our ongoing industry involvement, Blythe Advisors can quickly match qualified buyers to our seller clients.

In addition, Blythe Advisors has the experience in providing advice, support, guidance and negotiations helping buyers and sellers avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Because the relationships between the buyer and seller have already been established by Blythe Advisors, the seller has help pre-qualifying prospective buyers.

Why use an M&A Firm that specializes in Architectural / Engineering Building Design Industry?

For the past 20 years, Blythe Advisors has worked with service industry professionals guiding them to successful transactions. Blythe Advisors has developed a vast network of professional relationships with industry professionals and business owners. We are positioned to help sellers locate and evaluate prospective buyers.

Are all M&A Firms the same?

The basic model is similar with most firms. Sellers connect through a vast network established by the M&A firm. M&A Professionals have experience with valuation and negotiations.

Some M&A firms, however, specialize in a particular industry or group of related industries. Blythe Advisors specializes in Architectural / Engineering industry. Specializing gives us a clear advantage over other M&A firms. Blythe Advisors is familiar with the professional nuances associated with Architectural / Engineering firms and we have industry-specific knowledge which greatly benefits the seller before, during and after negotiations.