Tag Archives: Business Strategy

Building the acquisition team

drjohn11aDr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, www.BusinessThinker.com. Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc, a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. Adjunct professor, Strategy and Acquisitions, Ross School of Management, University of Michigan

This is the 5th of short articles of my thoughts about Acquisition of a business.

Building a good team is important right at the outset of your search. You will need an attorney almost immediately, to review any confidentiality agreements or letters of interest that must be signed. However, you should also begin to think about the other team members you will need early on in the search process. A good accountant is essential to the adequate review of the seller’s books, and possibly in addition, an independent auditor. Other consultants you need may depend upon your own skill levels and the nature of the business. If you will need outside funding, a financial consultant may be needed. Depending upon your own background in the functional business areas of sales and marketing, operations, engineering and manufacturing, you may or may not require outside help. An environmental consultant is increasingly needed whenever real property is involved in the transaction, to assure that no hidden problems exist.

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Economic Impact of New Jobs Continues Beyond the Company Initial Announcement

AmmannMichael AmmannPresident at San Joaquin Partnership. Public-private partnership organizational leader with start-up, turnaround & organizational renewal experience in multi-jurisdictional economic development marketing organizations and a metro chamber of commerce.

The San Joaquin Partnership recently announced another successful project moving into San Joaquin USA – Crumb Rubber Manufacturers (CRM), a nationally known company that specializes in the production and supply of crumb rubber for various asphalt rubber technologies.  CRM is moving into the former Hormel food processing facility in Stockton and will initially employ 50 people. Finding a new user for an old facility is the toughest job in economic development.  Hooray! Let’s give a cheer to all those involved in bringing CRM to Stockton for a job well done!

Now let’s step back and realize the long-term benefits of CRM’s San Joaquin location for years to come as they ramp up business, pay annual taxes while growing employment and payrolls up to 100 employees.

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The Winning Strategy

drjohn11aDr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, www.BusinessThinker.com. Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc, a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. Adjunct professor, Strategy and Acquisitions, Ross School of Management, University of Michigan

This is the 5th of short articles of my thoughts about Leading and Managing winning companies.

The development of a winning strategy requires that the the leadership of the company considers the interrelated dynamics between the enterprise itself, its customers, and its competitors. This strategy in turn must be implemented through “effective corporate actions resulting from superior decisions, which in turn rest heavily on solid management practices rather than luck or general business acumen” according to Professor J. Frank Yates** of the School of Business at the University of Michigan. A good decision manager understands the process of making good decisions and in the turn helps others within the organization to learn the good decision process. This is of extreme importance to understand before a Strategy and a plan to implement this strategy is developed. 

The implementation and the results there of depend entirely on the ability to make and implement good decisions. Myself as a practitioner and academic on strategy formulation and implementation, can attest to the fact that absent of the above abilities no strategy developed can be successful.