Merger and acquisitions operations can be identified according to the development direction pursued:
- Vertical integration where a company acquires, merges or established an alliance with an actual or potential supplier or customer
- Horizontal integration for strategic alliance between companies producing similar goods or services
- Conglomerate approach (unrelated activities)
In a growing competitive environment, external growth though merger and acquisition operations could be options to explore. Which option is the appropriate one for any particular company will depend on a wide range of factors, it is important to have a clear understanding and experience of the options available.
XY Europe is able to set up a team to conduct M & A processes based on several funding methods (PE, debt…).