Is an Acquisition in Your Plans for 2024?

by Vanessa Lovie 16th of January, 2024
Is an Acquisition in Your Plans for 2024?
Is an Acquisition in Your Plans for 2024?

As a business owner entering 2024 you will most likely be looking at ways to grow your business. How to obtain more sales, more clients, and increase the profitability of your business. An emerging trend among entrepreneurs and mid-size companies is to buy a business that is similar or aligned to their current operations to ultimately increase their profitability. 

We often see these merges occurring with large companies such as this recent news:

"Rich Lister Dennis Bastas has spent $60 million on buying two beauty brands, Nude By Nature and Makeup Cartel, adding to his growing Australian business group, which also includes Shelley Sullivan’s MCoBeauty." Financial Review

Although it is more common with larger companies, businesses of any size can grow by acquiring another business. A hair salon could buy a retail store selling hair products, or a cafe could buy a second cafe in town. These decisions are ultimately to increase market share, offer more to clients, and be more profitable. 

An acquisition offers numerous benefits including access to new markets, increased resources, skilled teams, and more. Whilst similar to buying a business, an acquisition is more aimed at integrating a business into your existing business. It could be an extension of services, such as a mechanic offering car washing services, or it could be the same business in a new location, with new clientele, making your business larger. 

When considering an acquisition for your business, it's important to be prepared. 

Importance of Acquisitions

Acquisitions can be a game-changer for businesses looking to expand rapidly and effectively. They allow companies to:

  1. Access New Markets: By acquiring a company in a different region or sector, you can quickly gain entry into new markets.
  2. Enhance Product or Service Offerings: Integrating the acquired company’s products or services can diversify and strengthen your portfolio.
  3. Achieve Economies of Scale: Larger companies benefit from reduced costs per unit due to increased production.
  4. Acquire Talents and Technologies: Acquiring a company can bring in new talent and cutting-edge technology.


Utilizing for Acquisition Alerts


At Bsale we have thousands of businesses for sale, with hundreds of new businesses listed weekly, our market insights will give you an idea of what is happening in the business sales environment.

By setting up search alerts, you can stay informed and receive alerts when new businesses are listed for sale.

  1. Create a User Account: Register as a Buyer and access personalized features.
  2. Set Your Criteria: Define your criteria for potential acquisitions, such as industry type, location, and size of the business. This helps in tailoring the search to your specific needs.
  3. Enable Search Alerts: Activate search alerts with your defined criteria. This ensures that you receive immediate notifications when a business matching your criteria is listed.
  4. Regularly Review Alerts: Once you receive alerts to your email inbox, review them promptly to assess the suitability of the listed businesses for acquisition.
  5. Act Swiftly: In the fast-paced world of business acquisitions, timing is crucial. If an alert brings an attractive opportunity, act quickly to explore it further.

One of the key strategies for a successful acquisition is staying well-connected and informed about the market.

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Additional Strategies for Monitoring Market Opportunities


While setting up alerts on is a proactive step, complement this approach with other strategies:

  • Industry Networking: Engage in industry events and forums to build connections and gather insights on potential acquisition opportunities.
  • Professional Advisors: Consider the expertise of business brokers who can provide targeted suggestions and facilitate connections.
  • Monitor Competitors: Keeping an eye on competitors and their movements can offer valuable clues about market dynamics and potential acquisition targets.

By combining the power buyer alerts from Bsale with traditional networking and professional advice, you can significantly enhance your chances of identifying and securing the right acquisition opportunities.

Before Diving into an Acquisition, Consider the Following:


  1. Alignment with Business Goals: Ensure the acquisition aligns with your long-term business strategy.
  2. Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence to understand the financial health, legal standing, and operational efficiency of the target company.
  3. Integration Plan: Have a clear plan for integrating the acquired company into your existing operations.
  4. Cultural Fit: Assess the cultural compatibility between your company and the acquisition target to ensure a smooth transition.
  5. Financial Preparation: Be financially prepared for the acquisition cost and the integration expenses that follow.

Acquisitions can provide a significant boost to a company's growth and competitiveness. By staying connected with the market, conducting thorough due diligence, and preparing strategically, you can navigate the complexities of an acquisition successfully. Remember, an acquisition is not just about buying a business; it’s about integrating it into your vision for the future. As we move into 2024, consider whether an acquisition could be the key to unlocking your business’s next level of success.

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About the author

Vanessa Lovie

CEO Bsale Australia

Vanessa is the current manager and CEO of Bsale Australia. Over the past 11 years as a business owner, she understands what it takes to grow a ...

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