Acquisition Preparedness

improve business valuation, reduce risk and shorten earn-out


Research reveals that more than 75% of M&A transactions fail to achieve the results they were expected to – and half of those that fail, actually destroy value.  There are a handful of common causes for such a miserable track record.

We at Lighthouse have participated in and supported hundreds of business ownership transitions – from IPO, to acquisition (on both the buy and the sell sides) to divestiture.  We have recognized the vast majority of the reasons of failure stem from inadequate preparedness caused by issues that, too often, even due-diligence overlooks.

To avoid this problem, we have developed a proprietary M&A Preparedness Assessment that reveals both latent issues and opportunities that could crater or accelerate a deal closure, lengthen or shorten an owner earn-out period or depress or enhance valuations. Such evaluations have both saved and added, millions of dollars of valuation impact.

To request an M&A Preparedness Assessment, contact Peter Adams, Lighthouse CEO and M&A Practice Leader at

MandA Self Assessment

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